Termites are tiny insects that can do a lot of damage to your home if they are left untreated. It is essential to identify the signs of termite damage so that you can take action quickly. This blog will discuss the signs of termite damage and what you should do if you suspect an infestation.
What Are Termites?
Similar to ants, termites are insects that live in colonies. They are often described as white ants because of their similar appearance. Termites feed on wood and can cause extensive damage to homes and other buildings if they are left unchecked. Treatment can cost an excessive $700 to $2000 depending on the footprint of your home and the type of treatment. Regular inspections can save you lots of money in costly repairs down the road.
What Are the Signs of Termite Damage?
Wood that sounds and feels hollow could be an indicator of termite damage. If you suspect any wood in your home to be hollow, contact Turin Pest Control for a professional inspection.
Termites build mud tubes to travel from their nests to their food source. These tubes are usually the width of a pencil and can be found on walls or the underside of floors.
Some species of termites will swarm during the warmer months to mate. The higher humidity in Georgia attracts subterranean swarms, which can typically be seen between 10:30 and 11 in the morning. Swarms usually occur near light sources and can be a sign that there is a termite nest nearby. Drywood termites are another species found in the southeast that also swarm in warmer months when the humidity is high. These swarms are commonly seen at night.
As termites mature, they shed their wings. Finding wings near doors or windows signifies that termites are trying to enter your home.
If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it is crucial to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. Call Turin Pest Control at (770) 692-3039 to investigate, inspect, and develop a treatment plan before permanent damage can occur.