Termite Warning Signs

Termite Warning Signs

Always keep a look out for the signs that termites may be present while doing normal cleaning around your house. Here are a few things you can look for when there is a termite infestation in your house.

Winged insects emerging at night, attracted to light

Wings in window sills and corners that gather dust – termites shed wings heavily from Jan – May.

Wooden pellets, 1-2mm long with 6 flat sides, usually in piles, does not have to match the wood it appears to come from
Sawdust piles at the base of furniture or cabinets

Surface blisters in the wood. The raised paper like material on top of the wood due to burrowing near the surface.
These are just a few of the more obvious signs that termites may be present in your home. Do not hesitate to call a professional now and stop any further damage that may be happening!

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High-Risk termite areas

There are many ways that termites can find a way into your home, boat, shed, office, camper, etc. Listed below are a few potential scenarios that help termites invade your property.

  • House siding or stucco coming in contact with the soil
  • Lack of rain gutters or clogged gutters
  • Large settlement cracks in concrete slabs
  • Sprinklers wetting the walls, boat, structure, fence, etc.
  • A/C drip line running down the side of the house
  • Any leaks around the house can open a path for termites to enter
  • Reduce the use of porch lights from April – June, yellow bug lights help
  • Keep plants from touching the house

These particular areas make it easy for termites to enter your home. Checking these areas can prevent thousands of dollars in damage! Click here to learn more about the warning signs when checking these areas.

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