Across the U.S., termites cause $5 billion worth of damage every year, and, if they attack your home, repairs can cost upwards of $8,000. Termites are a serious threat, that must be addressed as soon as possible, to minimize the damage they cause.
Knowing the early signs of a termite infestation and being able to catch it early on, can ultimately save you thousands of dollars in treatment and repairs.
• Termite swarmers are almost always the first visible sign. Swarmers are attracted to light and can be seen near windows, doors, and lighting fixtures.
• Once termites enter your home, they will shed their wings. You could see these wings among dust near windowsills, heating vents, doors, in sinks and bathtubs and in spider webs. All of the wings are the same size.
• The most reliable indication of termite activity is their tubes. Termites build mud tubes approximately 1cm wide. These tubes offer them protection from predators and the elements, while providing a moist atmosphere.
• A later sign you might encounter would be wood damage itself. Because termites eat wood from within, you would notice a hollow sound where they have already been.
If you are worried that termites may have invaded your home, give Critter Getters a call today! We will provide a thorough inspection and several options for termite prevention and control.