Signs Of A Termite Infestation
Interesting Fact: More than 600,000 homes are damaged by termites each year!
Do you know the signs of a termite infestation?
You aren’t alone!
Most homeowners don’t know what to look for when trying to figure out if they have termites in their home. Today, we’re going to briefly go over a few signs of termites and what you can do to eradicate them and keep them from coming back.
1. Clicking Sounds In Your Walls
No, you aren’t losing your mind… you really are hearing clicking noises (if you have termites). Termites use their heads and/or bodies to alert the colony of impending danger. In fact, you can place your ear up to the wall and hear them making this clicking noises fairly easily.
2. You See Them Flying Around
This is a sure sign of a termite infestation! Termites fly around in order to establish a new colony on their own. Some fly at night, some during the day – but they all tend to fly after a good rain.
On a side note, you might not see them flying, but you might see their fallen wings. After a termite finds a mate, they lose their wings. This is a bad sign and needs attention!
3. Wood Structures Sound Hollow
Another sign of termites is wood that sounds like it’s paper-thin. Generally, this is found by accident when you bump into a wall or a baseball goes through the wood (when it shouldn’t). If your wood sounds hollow, there’s a good chance you have a termite infestation.
Termites start on the inside of wood, making their way out. In most cases, the damage done is much greater than expected. That’s why it is important to have your home inspected for termites at least once a year.
What To Do?
If you’ve seen signs of termites, then it’s time to call a pest control specialist. Advanced Pest Control of Alabama has helped hundreds of homeowners just like you with their termite infestations.
We have the experience and tools to quickly identify termites and eradicate them. While no one wants to find out they have termites, it’s best to find them before they do too much damage.
If you think you have a termite infestation, or you’ve seen signs of termites, call us today. We’ll schedule an inspection and give you a plan of remediation. Afterwards, we’ll explain your options to keep the termites from returning.