We recently shared all you need to know about termite swarmers, including how to distinguish them from ant swarmers and how to identify if you’ve been visited by them. Signs of termite swarmers in your home is an indicator that you may have a termite infestation. Because of the extensive damage that they can do, a termite infestation should be taken very seriously and addressed in a timely manner.
Signs of Termite Activity
Every year, termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage to homes and businesses. If you have suspicions of a past or current termite infestation, look for some of these signs of damage in and around your home: small holes in drywall, drooping drywall, crumbling and damaged wood, stuck windows or doors, peeling paint, wood that sounds hollow, and squeaky floorboards.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
Termites will often leave behind clues that they have taken up residence in your home. These are some telltale signs:
Mud Tubes: tunnels created termites that allow them to move from the soil and into a structure
Earthen Packing: mud-like earthen packing will sometimes be seen on foundation walls and joints and is produced by termites working inside the wood
Termite Noise: a tapping sound may be heard in areas that are densely infested by termites
Piles of Wings Near a Light Source: these wings are left behind by termite swarmers that are looking to reproduce and create a new colony
The Danger of Termite Damage
Termite damage often goes unnoticed until dangerous damage has been done. Some termites can consume up to fifteen pounds of wood per week and, because termites will feed on anything that has been made from wood, they will often eat items like paper, books, and furniture. Termites cause major structural issues from the inside of the home. This damage can be extremely expensive to repair and, in some cases, can be irreparable.
Freedom Pest Control can help you fight those destructive termites! Call us today at 877-PESTS-55 to schedule your free in-home evaluation!Tags: damage, infestation, signs, spring, termite swarmers, termites, wings