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How To Tell If You Have Termites

Most homeowners are understandably nervous about termites. These pests can cause significant damage to a house, affecting its structure and stability. In addition, termites are not a pest that you can effectively deal with on your own. If you think there is a problem, having a licensed pest control company come out to deal with it is really your only option.Termites

Are you worried that termites are present on your property? Are you having trouble figuring out what to look for? Using the information included here, you can determine whether you have termites or other pests. Once you have that information, you are able to decide the best way to proceed.

Mud Tubes

One way to quickly determine if you have termites is by looking for mud tubes. These are a distinctive sight, moving from the ground up the walls of your house. The good news is that mud tubes are not difficult to identify. The bad news is that they are a sure sign that you are dealing with termites and need to take further steps to solve the problem.

Flying Termites

Also known as swarmers, flying termites are one very visible sign that you have a problem at your home. Swarmers are searching for a mate, and if they are congregating near a property, they may be trying to set up a home in the area. Sometimes the swarmers themselves are not present but you will spot little wings littering the ground. As flying termites find a mate, they shed their wings, and they create a colony. Therefore, if you see the wings, don’t immediately discount them. It is better to investigate further.

Wood

Termites eat wood. If you have termites, there are likely areas of wood that are hollow around your house. Sometimes there is a visible problem with the wood that indicates the presence of these pests. For example, you may see a crack or an area that looks warped. It is very important to have any damaged wood looked at right away so you can figure out what is going on. Correcting the situation early on will be less expensive than allowing something to fester.

Termites are nerve-wracking. These pests stay out of the way, and sometimes, they can wreak havoc on your home without you even knowing it. As a customer Ensec Pest & Lawn will help you monitor your property so that you can address any issues with termites in a timely manner.

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