3 Signs of Termite Infestation
This termite evidence can help you avoid expensive and extensive damage to your foundation and the rest of your home
For many, it’s termite season. Termites, those pesky little critters that you often see eating away at your house like Hansel and Gretel on a candy binge, cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year. The best way to avoid damage is to catch the infestation early, saving money and sanity.
You might even see termite swarming, maybe even wings on your window siles, if you do, call us.
Signs You Have Termites
The first step is to know what to look for, as many insects tend to look the same. Termites have straight antennae with uniform proportional bodies and wings. Homeowners often mistake termites for harmless winged ants. You need to know the difference between ants and termites. When in doubt, consult a commercial exterminator.
Signs of Termites
Attracted to light, termites often begin munching at windows (wood), doors, porches, decks and basements. Often you’ll see the little critters dining at night near the light source, whether it’s the porch light or a window frame. If you see a swarm of termites around your porch lights or at your window sills, you may have a problem on your hands.
Know Your Termite Activity
Third, termite colonies create termite mud tubes over foundation walls, sill plates and floor joists. This allows them to travel safely around your home, infesting your entire house if not eradicated early. Your home is infested if termites are found in these tubes. If the tubes are broken open and there are no termites, either the colony has moved on completely or they’ve moved to another part of your home. This is the sign that you need to have the a whole house treatment before they eat you out out of house and home.
If You Suspect a Termite Problem and See Damaged Wood
A commercial exterminator must be consulted as soon as you suspect an infestation to avoid extensive and expensive damage and to begin treatment immediately to kill the termites. Professionals have the tools and knowledge necessary to eliminate the pests and prevent you from paying for expensive repairs.
If you suspect that you have the signs of termite infestation you need to contact a local exterminator, which is Patriot Pest Control. They can provide you with a complete free termite inspection (termite treatment cost) as well as a free energy usage report. Contact them today at 293-PEST
Area’s that we can provide service to are: Albuquerque, Bernalillo 87004, Belen 87002, Placitas 87043, Rio rancho 87124/87144, Tijeras 87059, chilili, sedillo, escobosa, Los lunas 87031, Peralta/ bosque farms 87042, Edgwood 87015, Moriarty 87035, Corrales 87048