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MARCH 31 2021 /
Finding out that your home has termites is one of the most unexpected and unwelcome pieces of news that you can receive from a pest management professional. Termites can cost U.S property owners over 5 billion dollars in damage each year and affect around 600,000 homes. Termite activity can be impacting your home whether you know about it or not.
Here are some tips that can help you to protect your home from termites.
Subterranean termite colonies are most active in the summertime, building up their colonies and consuming a large amount of wood, feeding off trees and dead plants. When looking to identify termites, you should look for termite wings, termite droppings, and dead termites. Another identifier is seeing tunnels made of mud running up your walls, which can be found inside or outside of your home. When looking to identify termites, people can easily confuse termites and ants. Termites have straight antennae and ants have antennae that are bent.
You should examine the wood around your household for any small holes or sawdust-like substances. The sawdust-like matter is a form of termite excrement called frass. You should also knock on the non-hollow walls of your home to see if they make a hollow noise, and look for any cracked paint around doors, window frames, walls, and baseboards; which are areas well liked by termites.
There are many ways to treat termites, and all are best administered by pest management professionals. Contact us today to make sure your home is protected!