Termites are a concern for homeowners throughout Florida, especially in the spring. As swarms of these wood-destroying insects emerge from colonies to mate and form new nests, they frequently target homes, feasting on wood and causing millions of dollars in damage each year. If you suspect termites have set up camp in your home or yard, here’s what to look for and what you can do to solve a termite infestation for good.
Stuck Windows or Doors
Are your doors and windows becoming harder to open or close? Surprisingly, stuck windows or doors are often an early warning sign of a termite problem in your home. Termites love to snack on the wood of windows and doorframes, where it’s often exposed and easy to access. As these nuisance pests eat through the wood, they can warp the frames, making it difficult to open or close windows and doors properly.
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Damage to Walls
As termites snack on cardboard and wood paneling beneath the surface of your walls, they often leave behind tiny pinholes, or exit holes. Sometimes, industrious colonies can do this without disturbing the coat of paint or wallpaper on the surface of your walls, which is why termite infestations are often found during home renovations and repairs.
Check your walls for any unusual appearance. Some of the most common indicators to look for include:
- Buckling wood
- Bubbling paint
- Dented or sunken areas of wall
- Discolored or peeling wallpaper
- Small pinholes
If you’re noticing swarms of termites in your yard or—worse yet—inside your home, it’s a telltale sign of an active termite infestation. Termite swarmers, or plates, are the reproductive members of a termite colony. They have two pairs of large wings which they shed after they leave the colony and find a mate.
Termite swarmers are often spotted in spring when they emerge from their colonies and seek to establish new ones. Check inside and outside your home for swarmers, and if you spot any discarded wings, reach out to your termite control experts immediately, because an infestation is likely already happening.
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Termites use mud tubes to safely get from the ground to areas of your home with exposed wood. Look for thin, narrow tubes that look like veins on the sides of your home. You can confirm you’re dealing with an active infestation by breaking off a piece of any tubes you see and checking for live termites. If you don’t find any at first, return later to see if the tube has been repaired.
How Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control Helps Homeowners Tackle Termite Infestations–Once and for All!
If you suspect you have a termite infestation at your home, call the termite control experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control immediately. We use the leading termite control product on the market. Not only are our treatments family-friendly, but they’re incredibly effective with the unique ability to transfer throughout the entire termite colony at a faster rate than any other options on the market. In fact, we’re so confident in our termite control methods that we offer a 5-year guarantee. Your property will be fully protected from termites for a minimum of five years.
Signs of Termites in Your House? Call Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control Right Away
If you’ve noticed any of the signs of a termite infestation described above, don’t hesitate to call the termite control experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control – Debary. The longer you wait to deal with a termite problem, the more damage these nuisance pests can do to your home. Call us today at (407) 880-6655 to schedule your free termite inspection!