Top 5 Signs Of A Termite Infestation In Your Home

Termite wood damage

Did you know active termites can ruin the structural steadiness of your home, and they cause $5 billion in property damage every year? Well, termites can be a nationwide problem as they are found in 48 states. The moist and warm weather of San Antonio offers an ideal environment for all kinds of wood-eating termites. Termites can totally destroy wood frame structures over time. At Accurate Pest Control, we believe careful termite inspection is key. Our knowledgeable experts use Termidor®, which is America’s leading and most trusted termite control treatment that eradicate 100% of termites in three months or less from your home. We are dedicated to delivering excellent customer satisfaction through complete courses and ensuring your family, and home is safe and termite-free.

5 Warning Signs That Every Homeowner Should Watch Out For

Tiny holes, grooves, and tunnels are typically seen on the surface of termite-damaged wood. The best way to identify whether the wood is damaged by termites is to tap on the wood with a solid object, such as a handle of a screwdriver. On doing this, you will hear a dull, hollow sound or even hear rattling or rustling noises inside the wood if the infestation is active.

Mud Tunnels & Tubes

Mud tunnels and tubes are often seen on the exterior of your house at the start of an infestation. This one can be spotted and treated quickly without creating further damage. Termites leave tunnels through the ground outdoors when traveling from their nest to your house. They create tubes of mud along with structures they can’t burrow through, such as concrete or brick.

Bubbling Paint, Sagging Ceilings & Floors

Floors and ceilings that sink or sag are an indication of more serious termite damage. Wood that has been damaged to this level often needs to be replaced. Sagging can also occur due to humidity or dry rot, but the presence of grooves and holes, along with sagging, is usually a sign of termite infestation.

Swarmers

Swarmers, also known as reproductive, are young-winged termites. They use their wings to travel through the nest and make a new colony. If you find their shed wings near doors or windows- it’s a sign of termite infestation in your house.

Frass & Wings

Drywood termites create wood-colored pellets while eating through wood. If you spot a small pile of tiny pellets that are concaved with 6 sides and rounded ends inside or outside of your home, it can be a termite infestation. Also, termite swarmers discard their wings; if you see piles of wings on window sills and doorways trapped in cobwebs, it’s a sign there is an infestation.

With Accurate Pest Control, you can protect your home & family with pest control in San Antonio before signs of termites arise and also save you money. To learn more, call us now to schedule a termite inspection for your home in San Antonio!

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