How to Know if Your Home Has Termites

Pest control

Termites are a huge issue for homeowners in the Southeast. The climate is an ideal habitat for termite infestations and once they invade homes, it can take months, even years before you are aware of the damage that has taken place. Termites invade underground and infiltrate within the inside of your home, feeding on structural wood. Before you know it, your house can be in serious trouble.

Stay on top of pest control issues with the expert guidance of the termite inspectors at Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control. We check homes every day for pest invasions, and we know how you can stay on top of termite issues. Here are a few signs that your home might be infested with termites.

Hollow Wood

A clear sign you have a termite infestation is hollow wood paneling or beams in your home. Simply tap on walls and other foundational wooden structures around the house and listen. If the resonant sound is hollow rather than a dense thud, you may have infestation on your hands.

Discarded Wings

Most termites stay inside your home, hidden from plain view. During the spring, swarmer termites leave the nest and try to start new colonies. They leave behind discarded wings that are small, translucent, and a clear sign of trouble. You will most likely find them near the edge of your home’s foundation or near window sills.

Mud Tubes

Subterranean termites use them to travel from nests in soil to their main food source—your home.  These insulated travel systems help termites evade predators and continue feeding on internal wooden structures. If you spot one of these pencil-sized tunnels, see if it’s active by breaking the middle section on one of these pest highways. If you return after a few days and it’s back to normal, you have an active infestation on your hands.

Contact Us for Termite Inspection & Treatment

If you suspect termites may be hanging out in your home, contact Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control for a consultation. We will inspect your home and get to the bottom of your termite issue. Fill out an online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you for immediate relief.