How Do You Know if You Have Termites in Your Home?

Termites are a national problem found in 49 states across the country. Data shows that termites cause an average of $5 billion worth of property damages annually. So, how do you know if you have termites in your home?

Here are a few of the top signs to look out for.

Termite Droppings

Some termites prefer to build nests within the wood of your home. These termites hollow out areas within the wood but also create holes too, keep these areas clean. They will specifically remove their excrement via these holes in your wood. Since their diet consists of wood, their excrement is primarily wood.

If you start seeing random piles of tiny wood pellets in or around your home that look like sawdust, you might have drywood termites.

Evidence of Swarms

Another key indicator to look out for is any other type of evidence of termite swarms, such as discarded wings near access points of your home. Once termites land, they twist off their wings knowing they will never need them again once they have found their new nesting grounds.

Hollowed or Damaged Wood

Termites can be incredibly destructive, chewing through wood looking for cellulose to feed on. Over time, as they dig through the wood of your home, they create tunnels that weaken the structures. You can typically tap and head hollowed-out sounds from these areas.

Blisters in Flooring

Subterranean termites cause damage to your subfloor when feeding on within your flooring or anywhere below it. You will see evidence of this that looks like water damage or blistering in your wood flooring.

The 1st Stryke Solution

If you think you have experienced any of these signs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of professionals at 1st Stryke for your free quote today. At 1st Stryke, our pest control professionals work hard to get rid of your termite problem and make sure it doesn’t return. Call our pest control professionals at 1st Stryke today at (877) 787-9531.