Signs of a Termite Infestation

Termites are a common pest that feed on wood, and they can cause serious damage to your property. Dealing with a termite infestation should be done as soon as you notice that they’re on your property. The following are some of the main signs of a termite infestation.

Wood Damage

Termites can feed on wood from the inside, so it can be difficult to detect when the wood on your property is damaged. If your wood sounds hollow when you tap on it, this can be a sign of termites. Look out for fissures and blistering pieces of wood as well.

Droppings

Wood-colored droppings called frass are produced by termites when they’re eating through wood. If you discover a pile of pellets, this could be a major sign of termite infestation.

Discarded Wings

Discarded wings are often the only sign that you will find for a termite infestation. When termites no longer require their wings, they will shed them and leave them behind.

Sounds in the Walls

You may hear quiet clicking sounds in your walls if you listen closely. This is soldier termites tapping their heads against the wall to send a message of danger to other termites.

Bubbling Paint

If you find that some of the paint in your home is uneven or bubbling, this is a sign that moisture is building up. While this can just be caused by water damage, this could also be caused by termites.

Yard Issues

Investigate the trees in your yard to find any small holes or shavings where the termites entered. This could mean that termites are close to entering your home. The damage that is caused to trees by termites could be a potential danger, causing the tree to fall on your home.

Check Doors and Windows

If you find that your doors and windows are becoming difficult to open and close without resistance, termites could be eating away at them. The moisture that termites produce could cause your doors to warp and become stuck.

Contact Dayton’s Pest Control

If you live in Knoxville, Maryville, Lenoir City, Loudon or Oak Ridge, Tennessee and you suspect that your property is infested with termites, contact Dayton’s Pest Control. Our trained technicians are equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to rid your property of pests.

We also offer a wide variety of other pest control services, radon testing, crawl space repair, and mold control. Visit our website at http://www.pestcontrol-knoxville.com/ or give us a call at (865)-622-8001 for a free estimate.