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How To Recognize Signs Of Termite Infestation

Have you ever looked at a tiny termite up close and marveled at how harmless, although disgusting, they appear? It is hard to imagine that these tiny little bugs have the potential to wreak so much havoc on your home and destroy so much of the wood in your home. Termites can make living conditions downright dangerous if they are allowed to thrive and continue to reproduce and feed off of your home, so it is important to take care of a termite problem as soon as you have suspicions that it might exist. If you have any reason to think that you could possibly have termites in your home, it is a very good idea to call a Termite Control San Diego company to come check out your home and either confirm your fears or put your mind at ease. If you do happen to have a termite problem, then a termite control company can help you to take care of it before it becomes worse.

So how do you recognize signs that you might have a termite infestation that needs the immediate attention of a Termite Control San Diego company? First of all, if you notice swarms of termites near your house in the springtime, then you most likely have a termite problem, or you are probably about to have a termite problem. Termites often take flight in the springtime, in search of places where they can establish their own colonies. Sometimes you may notice the bodies of these termites below windows or in drapes where they have failed to find an exit through a window.

Another sign that you might have a termite infestation on your property is if you notice small, thin tubes of dirt or mud, because these are often signs of a termite’s shelter. If you notice tubes like this on your property, try breaking off a piece and then watch to see if it is rebuilt, which would indicate that termites are actively living there.

And finally, inspect the wood in your home and see if there is any termite damage. It is a common mistake for homeowners to think that water damage is termite damage, so in order to differentiate between the two you should know that termites burrow through wood, and in the process they bring up bits of dirt into the wood. So if you have a termite problem, you will most likely have a light coating of powdery dirt on your wood where the termites are eating it away. You can also tap on pieces of wood in your home to see if they sound hollow because of the burrowing of termites, and if they do then it’s time to call a Termite Control San Diego company right away!

 

Termite Control San Diego companies know how to take care of annoying and destructive termites. Call a Termite Control San Diego company and let them help solve your termite problem.

 

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