Experiencing a termite infestation? Termites are an interesting problem. While most common pest issues will stare us right in the face, termites are a more secretive threat. You can have thousands of termites within your walls without ever seeing one especially if you don’t know what warning signs to look for. Termites are shy and rather stick to the wood; they have no interest in interacting with you.
Termites are very small, and can cause a lot of damage, but it does takes time. So, there’s no need to panic and call the first exterminator you come across.
Despite the termite size, termites are still relentless. Termites eat around the clock, without the need to stop for sleep. The longer you ignore it, the worse it will be. Because they love to eat wood, which for you means termite damage.
Many homeowners not only invite termites, they unknowingly provide superhighways with improperly planned and planted trees, shrubs and mulch that create rush-hour traffic for the hungry hordes flowing into their home.
Termites need moisture, so be sure nearby ground slopes away for water runoff. Also, large trees should not be closer than 20 feet because their extensive root systems form a perfect underground highway system leading directly into your home.
People often confuse winged termites with ants, which often swarm at the same time of the year. Termites can be identified by their straight antennae, uniform waist and wings of equal size. The swarmers emerging from tree stumps, woodpiles and other locations out in the yard are not necessarily cause for concern, and do not mean that the house is infested. On other hand if winged termites are seen emerging from the base of a foundation wall or adjoining patios or porches, there is a good a chance the house is infested. Make sure to take the right precautions when dealing with termites. It is important to call a termite expert to help you solve your termite infestation.