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Termites damaging wood

It is an easy task to pick termites when someone asks you about a pest that would never go extinct. Termites have been a species thriving on earth for over 250 million years, and believe it or not, there are over 2,000 species of them all over the world. As a matter of fact, at this moment, there is a high chance that thousands of termites will be right there in the soil under or around your home in San Antonio.

Termite infestation is a nightmare, and no homeowner would want the infestation in their commercial or residential property, even in their wildest dream. Hence, it is very important not to let any signs of termite infestation go unnoticed. A prompt response is a must once the initial signs of infestation are witnessed.

Here Are A Few Common Termite Infestation Identifiers

Mud Tubes

Mud tubes are a prominent sign of termite invasion. Subterranean termites reside in shelters made of dirt and mud and use these tubes to travel to and fro without getting noticed. These tubes often can be seen on the interior or exterior of walls at entry points.

Termite Swarmers

 Termite swarmers are nothing but light flies. They usually are initial signs of termite infestation in a property. Many times, there are discarded wings found on floors and window panes that should be taken as a strong signal for indoor termite infestation.

Jammed doors and windows

Termites feast on wood for a living, and their excrement leaves behind mud-like substances. This substance, when in contact with the atmosphere, results in the bulging of timber and makes it difficult to open or close windows and doors.

The Termite Control Plan

 There are various things that can be brought into practice to control termites

  1. Reduce moisture levels at home
  2. Get leaking water pipes, faucets, and AC units repaired
  3. On a regular basis, have a check for signs like bubbling wall paint, mud tubes, hollow wood, jammed doors, and discarded swarmer wings

Well, these are a few tips that can help keep termites away from homes. But if you spot the above-mentioned signs of infestation, it is best to hire professional termite pest control services. Because once the property is infested, D.I.Y. or precautionary measures don’t pay off that well. During such situations, a well-curated termite extermination treatment by experts is a must.