Q: How do I know if I have termites?

Termites, by their nature, are hard to find. Thriving in hard-to-reach, inaccessible areas, they eat your home from the inside out. Although there may be only a few indications of termite activity, take a closer look at these warning signs:

  • Watch for the “swarm” of winged termites during the day or evening and often after rainfall from February to March, in most areas of the country.

  • Check in or around windows and door frames for termite evidence (wings, etc.)

  • Look for “mud tunnels” in or around the foundation, under windows and on walls.

  • Watch for pin-sized holes in the wall and woodwork where termites exited during the swarm.

  • Tap baseboards and floors to see if they sound hollow — a possible sign of termite infestation.

  • Examine window sills and walls for dead termites or termite wings.

  • Blistering on sheetrock.