Termites are one of the biggest insect threats to a home. Termites destroy wood by consuming it inches at a time. While a small population would take a long time to do major damage to a home, large populations can degrade the structural stability and cause thousands of dollars in damages. Unfortunately, termites sometimes are not noticed until major damages have occurred. It is important for a homeowner to be able to recognize the signs of termite problems so they will know when they need to contact the pest control companies.
If these signs are noticed, it is important a homeowner calls a pest control specialist:
- Any hollow-sounding wood areas may be a sign there are termites present. This means damage has occurred to the wood.
- When young termites take off to find a new colony, they will shed their wings in piles which will be found in windowsills and along walls in a home.
- In the spring, swarms of termites may fly around lights outside a home. While this does not fully indicate they are inside a home, it is important homeowners have their home checked.
- Subterranean termites will create mud tubes along the sides of homes, typically near the foundation. When these are present, termites have likely found their way inside the home.
If a homeowner notices any of these signs, they need to contact the pest control companies. These companies can remove the termites from a home so continued damage does not occur. It is important a homeowner acts quickly so their home’s structural stability is not degraded.
A home can be tented to remove the termites so every area of the home is treated. This allows the gases to be pumped into the walls and all areas so it will kill off the population. Barrier treatments can also be put down to ensure termites do not return.
If you have termites in your home, it is important to seek the professionals for treatment. Call Bowman Termite & Pest Management LLC right away. They will take care of the termites in a home and protect it from further damage.