Termites are one of the most difficult pests to find in your home. Unfortunately, they’re also the most destructive. Even though annual inspections are recommended to determine termite activity, it’s important to know how to detect termites early to stop a full-blown infestation in your Long Island or Kingsport Long Island home. Mud tubes, cracks in the wall or floor, swarmer termites, and shed wings are just a few of the early signs of termites to look for in your property year-round. As soon as you notice anything suspicious, it’s time to call the termite exterminators at Arrow Exterminating for a full termite and pest inspection.
How to Recognize Early Signs of Termites
Termites are rarely seen, but it’s important to learn what to keep an eye out for. If you see any of the following signs, it’s important to call a termite exterminator as soon as possible to stop the possible spread of termites:
- Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
- Mud tubes
- Termite droppings (known as frass)
- Swarmers or piles of shed wings
- Blisters in wooden flooring
- Cracked or bubbling paint
- Small holes in drywall
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Termite Detection for Damage
The main concern with termites is the structural damage they can cause. In serious infestations, wood damage can be visible. When termites feed on the cellulose inside of wood, the wood source will eventually become brittle and hollow. Piles of wood or timber infested by termites will look like they’ve been completely carved and tunneled-through. Occasionally, it is possible to notice wood shavings or splintered wood pieces. If you see any of this type of damage, chances are you are already dealing with a serious infestation. Always call a professional termite pest control company.
Termite Control Services
When it comes to learning how to detect termites early, it’s smart to leave the inspections to the experts. At Arrow Exterminating, our team knows what to look for and where to look for it. Termites can be difficult to find, but you can trust our experts!