4 Signs You Have Termites
Termites can be a major problem for Maryland and Northern Virginia/DC area homes, but they can often go unnoticed until the damage is already done. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the warning signs that you have termites so you can take action and protect your home.
One of the most common signs that you have termites is the presence of “mud tubes,” which termites use to travel from the ground to their food source (i.e. your home). These tubes are made out of soil and bits of wood, and can usually be found on the foundation or walls of your home.
Termites eat wood from the inside out, so if you come across any hollowed or soft spots in your walls, floors, or furniture, it could be a sign that you have termites.
Another sign of termite infestation is the presence of discarded wings around windows and doors, as this means that termites are swarming in these areas. Search for pictures of termite wings to compare.
Damage to Wood
Finally, any physical damage to wood such as buckling floorboards or cracked window casings could indicate termite activity. That's because termites will often damage wood as they eat and burrow through this. This also means that you can watch for sawdust and small piles of wood near the source of damage.
Schedule Termite Inspection and Termite Control Services!
If you believe you have termites, it’s best to contact a pest control company for a professional termite inspection and control. Don’t hesitate to contact Pest Services Company, proudly serving Maryland and Northern Virginia, if you have any concerns about termites. Taking action now can help save you time and money down the road!