Each year in the United States almost 600,000 homes become infested with termites.
These insects can cause your home to fall down around you. It is important to take immediate action. Termites destroy your house from the inside out.
If you think you have a termite problem, you need to act fast.
Early Signs of a Termite Problem
Keep an eye out for the following signs of termites. Not dealing with a termite problem can end up costing you thousands of dollars in home repairs.
Termite droppings are brown and very small. They can appear to be tiny wood pieces or sawdust.They can be found anywhere in your home.
They can be found along the borders of walls, corners, or in crawlspaces. Termites like to keep their waste outside of their nests.
Because of this, when you do find termite droppings, they will often be piled up and easy to recognize.
If you have a serious termite infestation, a major sign is finding large numbers of abandoned termite wings in well-lit areas.
Termite wings are unique. They are all the same size. If the wings you find are different sizes, you may have a different insect problem such as flying ants.
Warping of Walls and Floors
With termite damage, you may notice that parts of your walls or floors are bulging. Wood floors can swell. Extreme termite damage behind your walls can even cause the paint to bubble.
Inspect the walls for cracks. Cracks can be another sign of termites damaging your home from the inside.
Walls and Floors
Obvious signs of termite damage can take the form of buckling ceilings and cracked doorframes.
As long as you schedule regular termite home inspections, you’ll never need to worry about a termite problem ruining your house.
Why Your Infestation Is Urgent
Now that you know what to look for, if you realize you have a termite problem, don’t hesitate to call a professional pest control service.
To learn more about pest control services in Utah County, Contact Buffo’s Pest Control located in Provo, Utah at 801-373-3940
Serving Utah since 1957