Termites are a pest that most people would not wish on their worst enemy. Nobody wants to hear they have termites. Termites can quickly destroy your furniture and home, and homeowners should be alerted to keep termites away from their house. These pests are a problem because not only do they cause serious damage; it can sometimes be hard to know you have termites until it’s too late. Termite prevention requires a bit of attention on the homeowner’s part, but with a bit of effort, you can eliminate termites if you have them or keep them from being attracted to your house if you don’t.
There are ways to Identify termite damage by paying attention to the signs. Termites hide out in underground nests and eat wood from the inside of the walls. That doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find signs if you have them. Wood damage is a major key factor to figuring out you have a termite problem in your home. Termites build shelter tubes from wood and wet wood to get from the soil to their subterranean colonies. Look for tiny drops of dirt or mud around the foundation of your home. This will ensure that you have a termite infestation. You may be able to find signs of termites in the floors. The wood will sag or buckle. You may notice small holes in your drywall. If any wood in your home crumbles easily, this may be a sign of termites. It’s easy to start to panic, but the best way to deal with the termite problem is head-on. If you think you have a termite problem, contact Exxel Termite today.