Termite infestations tend to compromise the structural stability of your abode and can also cost you a fortune to repair the damage. Hence, you should conduct a termite inspection by hiring a pest control professional on a yearly basis to keep your home at Wentzville Mo free from termites. But, there are many signs to look out for to make yourself sure about the termite infestation before you hire a professional. We have listed some of those signs below. Have a read.
- Swarmers or discarded wings
The former is also referred to as reproductive and are the young male and female winged termites. During the spring, post freeze, termite swarmers tend to emerge from their nest in order to mate and seek a new place to establish a colony which entails our homes as well. This is who termite swarmers or their discarded wings can be easily found near doors and window sills and are deemed the first and foremost sign of termite infestation.
- Mud tubes
The most destructive termite species or the subterranean termites tend to build up mud tubes in order to give moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes can be usually found nearby your home foundation.
- Wood damage
Termites consume wood from inside out so that the wood could sound hollow when you tap on it. This is a sign of termite infestation. Always look out for blistering wood pieces.
- Uneven or bubbling paint
This is also a common sign of moisture accumulation where you can see the uneven or bubbling paint. But apart from termite infestation, it also indicates water damage.
Dry wood termites tend to produce the wood colored excrement as they consume through the infested wood. If a homeowner finds a tiny pile of pellets inside or outside of his home, it is a foolproof symptom of termite infestation.
- Head bang
We saved the best and the most interesting one for the last. Scientists found out that termites actually love rock music. They tend to work faster when they hear rock music. They are sensitive and tiny creatures. They tend to detect the vibrations and noises with the help of their organs which are situated in the base of their antennae and on the tibia as well. It is one of the segments of their leg.