Every homeowner wants to be a hospitable host, but when it comes to termites, there’s no room for pleasantries! Termites are destructive creatures which can and will wreak havoc in your home.
The challenge, however, is knowing just how to find them or even know that they are in your home. Keep an eye out for the following.
- It’s just like Amii Stewart said back in 1979, you gotta Knock on Wood! However, what Amii didn’t go on to sing was that if you can hear a hollow sound when you knock, then there is a good chance termites have been at your home. While you won’t be able to see them, termites are likely eating your home from the inside, out.
- If you can hear a strange sound coming from your walls, then unless you have haunted plumbing, it’s time to visit the Groupon Coupons page for Enterprise, hire yourself a car, and get away for the weekend, because there are insects and creatures behind the wall. Namely, termites. While you aren’t going to like it, the sound is likely to be the eating of your home’s beams and supporting structures.
- Small flying bugs are often a good sign of termites. These termites fly in swarms while they look for a new place to live. Namely, the insides of your home.
- If instead of flying insects, you see discarded wings, this is the same sign. When these termites find a new colony space, they discard their wings and start to eat! If you can see lots of wings laying around but no bugs to match them, they’re likely inside the wood in your home.
- Tunneling in your wood, often your outdoor furniture is a sire fire sign that there are termites. As they eat closer to the outside of the wood, they can leave tracks as the move. Unfortunately, these tracks are only visible as the termites come to the end of the piece of wood they’re working on. However, still, a good sign to call an exterminator.
If any of these are occurring in your home, don’t waste time; call an exterminator immediately! Termites are nothing short of destructive and cause serious structural and financial damage to your home.