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.