The Homeowner's Guide to Termites | Arrow Exterminating

The Homeowner’s Guide to Termites

AWST | Posted on September 30, 2014

termite-damageTermites are a serious concern for homeowners in the Long Island area. If you are concerned that your home may be suffering from a termite infestation, it is important to contact a pest control Long Island company right away. A professional pest extermination company will have the knowledge and tools required to completely rid your home of these nasty and destructive bugs. By taking care of the problem early, you can ensure that your termite problem does not cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your home. To highlight the importance of termite control, here is a homeowner’s guide to the top signs of termites.

 

Swarming Bugs

A termite swarm is one of the most common signs of a termite infestation. If termites have taken up residence in your home, you may notice swarms of bugs around your windows, doors, and other openings. Oftentimes, termite swarms will occur when the weather warms up in the spring. If you notice brown insects swarming around you home, do not hesitate to make an appointment with a pest control company in Lynbrook.

Shelter Tubes

Subterranean termites enter homes using shelter tubes. These tubes are typically the thickness of a pencil, and are made of mud, dirt, and other debris. If your home is infested with subterranean termites, you may notice tubes leading into exposed area of your house. To determine if these tubes contain termites, you monitor whether the tubes are reformed after they break.

Hollow Wood

When a termite colony takes up residence in your home, these bothersome bugs will begin chewing through the wood in your home. Once your termite problem becomes more severe, you may see hollowed out areas in the wood surfaces throughout your home. At the first indication of severe wood damage to your home, you will need to set up a professional extermination service.

 

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