While termites do not cause any health concerns with homeowners, they can quickly begin to destroy a person’s home, consuming around a foot of wood a year. When the wood in a home is being devoured by these pests, homeowners are often unaware until major damages have occurred. Although it can be difficult to find termites in a home, there are some signs that can alert a homeowner they are present. When these signs are noticed, the homeowner needs to seek the professionals for Termite Removal services right away, so their home is fully protected and no longer being damaged.
When a home has termites, these signs may be noticed by the homeowner:
• When termites shed their wings, they look very much like small fish scales. These wings are often shed in piles around the home. Since they are so tiny, they can often go missed. It can be helpful for homeowners to look around their windows and baseboards to see if they notice any wings. If shed wings are found, this means termites have invaded the home and need to be removed as soon as possible.
• Weak spots in the wood structures of the home or the furniture are telltale signs damage is being done by termites. Outside of leaks, termites are generally the main cause of weakening in wood. If the wood structures in the home seem hollow when tapped, it will behoove an owner to call a Termite Removal service to ensure the termites are thoroughly removed from the home.
• Some types of termites create mud tube nests for their young to be protected. These are often present on the outside of a home. This simply means termites have taken up residence near the home and does not necessarily mean they have entered. If this sign is noticed, an exterminator should be called for an inspection.
Termites can do thousands of dollars in damage to a home if they continue their pursuit without being removed. If you are a homeowner who believes you have termites, contact Bowman Termite & Pest Management LLC right away. They will help you get rid of your unwanted pests. You can also follow them on Twitter for more information.