3 Signs Termites Are Eating Your House
In terms of pest control, termites rank at the top of the list for homeowners. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year across the US. They are such a noxious pest that most states in the US, including Texas, require a wood-destroying pest report as part of the home selling process. Are termites eating your home? Inside, we go over three of the top indicators of termite presence in homes.
1 You can Hear Them
When a termite infestation is large, you can sometimes hear them in the walls or floors. It is a soft buzzing or rustling noise that the colony produces as it goes about its daily routine.
Termites eat wood, and a large colony is continuously chewing the wood in which they live. That wood might be support beams of the foundation or walls.
2 You See Them
In the early spring, usually after a rain, termites swarm. The swarming process is the colony’s division, and a new queen sets off with workers to form a new colony. You may see the swarm, or you may see signs that they have been near your home. Termites only fly when they swarm, and after they find a location for their new colony, they shed their wings. That’s a lot of termites, and they leave behind a lot of discarded wings. If you find shed wings around your foundation, then a new colony of termites is setting up home. A late spring termite inspection can also confirm whether or not a building has a termite infestation.
3 You Feel Their Presence
You don’t need ESP to feel the presence of termites. Generally, after termites have infested a house for a while, the house begins to show that termites exist. Sagging floors, creaking floorboards, and spongy areas are vital signs of symptoms of structural damage to a building.
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