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Talking About Pest Control

5 Signs That It's Time For A Termite Inspection

Carlos Douglas

As a homeowner, knowing what signs to look for that indicate you may be dealing with a pest problem is important. Pests can cause major damages to a home and to the health of those who occupy it. One pest that causes major problems include termites. Here are five signs that indicate you need to hire professionals for a termite inspection and treatment:

  1. Wings: When termites reproduce, they come out of the wood of a home and many will shed their wings. You will notice piles of wings in areas like the window sills and near the baseboards of your home. You may also notice termites that have been caught in spider webs in your home. This is a sure sign that you have a problem with termites or a problem with termites will soon emerge. 
  2. Hollow Wood: When termites start eating away at the wood in your home, the wood will sound hollow when you tap on it. You may not have access to the wood beams in your home because it's underneath the drywall, but if you do, you should knock on it every once in a while to check for a hollow sound. 
  3. Mud Tubes: In order to move around your home, termites may build mud tubes around the foundation of your home. These are noticeable because they are near the surface of the dirt of your foundation. The best way to determine if they are still in use is to break them and come back in a couple days to see if it was rebuilt. If so, then it's a sure sign that you have an active termite infestation.
  4. Droppings: Termites have noticeable droppings that appear to look like sand. These droppings will often be found near windows and the around the baseboards of your home, as well. 
  5. Woodpeckers: Woodpeckers aren't an immediate sign of termites, but if you notice some drilling a hole into your home, then it's definitely an indication of some kind of pest problem. Woodpeckers feed on insects inside of wooden structures, which is the only reason why they would be drilling a hole in your home. At this point, you should definitely have an inspection done. 

When you notice any of these signs of a termite infestation, be sure to hire professionals like those from Kirkland's Pest Control for an inspection. Professionals will be able to tell quickly what kind of pest problem you are dealing with, if any, and how to treat it.