Termite invasions are not always noticeable. The evidence may be hidden in a crawl space or another less visited location. When you do notice, it is difficult to know the extent of the damage. To then fix the structural damage can be costly. Here are a few signs of termite activity/damage to be on the lookout for.
Mud Structures and Tubes
A common sign of termites is mud structures and tubing. Subterranean termites need moisture, and this allows them to stay in a moist environment while traveling to and from food sources. You may spot these on the outside of your home/building.
While damage to wood may be visible sometimes, often it is not. Some signs include squeaky floorboards, hollow wood, small holes in dry wood and raised floorboards. This is caused by tunnels and grooves within the wood which causes the structure to weaken.
Breeding season for termites lands in spring which means that you are more likely to see a few or even a swarm depending on the severity of the infestation. Often, they are mistaken for flying ants. A noticeable difference between the two is the color. Termite’s wings are much lighter in color than flying ants.
Wood-looking pellets are left behind by these small pests. Termites create holes where they remove their excrement. This is their way of keeping their area clean and is often a dead giveaway to a termite infestation.
Visible termite damage is an indication that the pests have been present for quite some time. This normally means that there is extensive structural damage to the home/building which results in hefty repair costs. Check out Bug Zero’s termite services today to avoid the risk!
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