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Did you know that termite damage affects approximately six hundred thousand homes in the United States every year?
The United States Department of Agriculture has found that homeowners the United States spend over $1 billion in termite repairs and control every year.
Keeping an eye out for possible termite damage is essential to ensuring that you keep your home and property protected. However, if you aren’t exactly sure what signs of termite activity to look for, there’s a chance that you could be missing major red flags.
That’s why today, we’ve created a quick guide with the top termite signs to look out for on your property.
Keep reading to learn more
Take a look around any wooden surfaces of your home. If you noticed that surfaces like floors, walls, or even wooden furniture have damaged, there’s a chance that you may have a termite infestation.
Termites will chew through wood in search of the cellulose that they eat for food. After a termite is finished chewing on a piece of wood, there are long grooves that are left behind. It’s left for too long, this will create structural damage inside the wood that they’ve chewed on.
If you’ve located at this problem inside your home, contact Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control immediately to learn how to eliminate this problem from your home.
After you’ve looked through the wooden sections in your home, take a peek at your close windows and other access points in your home. If you notice that there is a large collection of wings that are found near these closed areas, it’s a chance that the wings may belong to termites.
Termites will leave behind their wings when they swarm out of their nest to find mates. When they land in a new area, they’ll rip off their wings, as they won’t need to fly to find a new place to live.
You should be aware that termite wings are the same size. However, ants that have wings will be two different sizes.
Drywood termites will create a home inside of wood. While they’re eating through the woods that they’re taking over, they create holes in the wood to remove their droppings from. This will usually create a mound of pellets that have a similar appearance to coffee grounds.
If you have noticed a collection of mounds that have a similar appearance to coffee grounds or even sawdust, this is another large indicator that you have a termite infestation.
Looking for the Top Termite Signs in Your Home
By understanding the most common termite signs and symptoms to look for in your home, you’ll be able to act if you notice any signs of activity quickly.
You should be aware that even if you don’t immediately see any signs, it doesn’t mean that you don’t already have a termite problem. Hiring professional help to help you identify a possible pest problem is the only way to go out to ensure that your home isn’t being affected by termites.
Are you interested in learning more about how to care for any other pest problem you may be having? Check out our blog to learn more today.