Termites, as tiny as they are, are considered to be one of the most destructive pests. Together, these small insects can create five billion dollars’ worth of damage each year, affecting more than 600,000 properties in the United States.
What’s worse with termites is they usually do their work under the radar. They mostly feed on wooden materials and other structures slowly but surely, which makes it difficult for property owners to identify their presence. While it can be challenging, spotting the signs of potential termite infestation isn’t impossible. So, how would you know if you have a colony of pests with you on your property?
Discarded Termite Wings
Have you noticed small piles of insect wings by the doors or window sills? They may look like those of flying ants, but they can also be of termites present in your home. As their colony matures, termites swarm out of their nest to seek a new place to live and breed in, shedding their wings in the process. If you see them lying around your property, check your house for other signs or call a professional immediately.
Frass or Termite Droppings
Drywood termites feed on wood to create a nest inside. As they dig through the material they’re infesting, these pests will leave mounds of pellets around the base of the furniture or structure. These may usually look like sawdust at first, but upon closer inspection, the droppings are actually oval-shaped capsules with rounded ends. Check all areas of your place for these—you may discover termites building their colony in your home already.
Perhaps the most obvious sign of termite infestation, wood damage is the result when these pests chew through the material to establish nests or to search for cellulose. Blisters, cracks, and maze-like tunnels usually become visible only after the insects have burrowed further into the infested material. Sometimes, the destruction also manifests in the form of hollowed or empty wood structures.
Kill the Colony With Termite Control in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan
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