Termites are one of the lasts pests that you ever want to learn you have in your home. They silently eat away at your house from the inside out and they don’t travel alone — some colonies can house up to a million termites. Because termites live inside your walls and floors, they can go unnoticed for years, and in some cases, even decades. The only way to know if you have a termite infestation for sure is by hiring a professional pest control company to conduct an inspection.
Today, we are going to discuss some signs that you may have termites living in your home. While you will want to bring in a professional to find out for sure, this list is a good place to start. If, after reading our blog, you suspect that you have a termite infestation, contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management.
If you notice mud tubes on your walls, foundation, trim, or in any other area of your home, it may be a sign that you have a termite infestation. Termites make mud tubes out of soil and wood to protect themselves from predators while they are traveling between their food source and their nest.
Small Piles of Wood
Termites eat the wood in your home from the inside out. If you notice small piles of wood around your walls, it could be a sign that termites are living in your walls and making a meal out of your house.
Windows and Doors that Are Stuck
If you notice that some of your windows or doors are stuck that may be a sign of termites. Termites can damage the wooden frame around doors and windows, slightly changing the shape, making them harder to open.
Small Holes in Drywall
Termites have to have a way to get into your walls, so if your notice small, almost pinpoint-like holes in your drywall, that may be a termite’s entry point. The termites aren’t snacking on your drywall, but there are plenty of delicious wood beams behind it for them.
Termites don’t damage just the wood in your walls, they will also eat away your floorboards. So, if you notice that your floorboards are buckling and don’t seem as strong as they once were, that may be a sign that you have a termite infestation. If your floorboards have become increasingly squeaky, this could mean termite damage.
Termites love wood and they will munch on almost any wood they come into contact with. So if you are noticing damaged or hollowed-out wood in your home or even on your property, it may be time to get a termite inspection.
Hire the Sacramento Pest Control Experts
If you have noticed any of these signs and suspect that you may have a termite infestation in your home, Earthwise Pest Management can help. We can identify the infestation, how mature it is, and treat it. We can also help with pest management so that you can prevent termites from ever returning. Contact the Sacramento pest control experts from Earthwise Pest Management today to learn more about our termite services.