How to Know if Termites Are Eating Your Home

Termites can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They’re small insects that tear through furniture and household fixtures, costing you a fortune if the infestation is left unchecked. Let’s go over a few ways to know if a termite is eating your home, so you can stop this problem from escalating. 

Mud Tubes. Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species and they’re known for building mud tubes to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes are most often found near the home’s foundation.

Wood Damage. This is a telltale sign of termite damage. Termites tend to eat wood from the inside-out, so if you notice that your wood is hollow, it may be time to check for termites. Also, if you see blistered pieces of wood, it’s a strong indication of a termite issue. 

Frass. Termites leave wood-colored droppings as they eat through wood. If you find small piles of pellets, it may be due to termites in the home. 

Termites are invasive pests that will relentlessly eat through the home if you leave them unchecked. Don’t let termites ravage your home, hire a termite exterminator to inspect the home and determine where the termites are and completely eliminate them from the home. Contact 1st Stryke today for a termite inspection.