Termite infestations can lead to extensive structural and cosmetic damage around your home. The pesky critters can make their way into the walls, crawl spaces, or other areas and start to do damage before you can even tell they’re there. The longer you wait before calling a pest control service, the more extensive the damage is likely to be. As such, it’s important to keep an eye out for early signs. Here are some signs that might indicate the presence of termites.
How Can You Tell If You Need Pest Control?
1. Clicking Sounds From Walls
As termites tunnel through your walls and eat, they make a subtle clicking that is fairly consistent. So keep your ears open and listen for this type of noise around walls or any wooden areas. If you notice it, you can also try knocking to see if the wall sound hollowed out, which could be another indication of termites.
2. Noticing Wood Tunnels
One visible sign that termites are present is the tunnels they make as they eat their way through wood. This can be difficult to see in your walls or other permanent fixtures, but if you have any loose timber or broken frames around your home, look to see if there are any hollowed out tubes, which would mean termites have set up camp.
3. Sticking Doors & Windows
Termites also tend to produce a fair amount of moisture as they eat and move around. This can warp some of the wood elements in your home, particularly doors and windows. So take note if these fixtures are swollen or sticky, especially if the weather is not particularly humid.
4. Finding Termite Droppings
As termites eat, they leave small droppings in the area that usually look like tiny pellets or a dark, powdery substance. So, if you notice small piles of this type of material, especially around doors, windows, or other wood fixtures, it could be from termites.
5. Spotting Light Colored Bugs
Another surefire sign that you’re dealing with termites is if you actually see them. It’s possible for some homeowners to confuse them with ants, but termites tend to be a bit lighter in color, depending on the exact species. Some can even fly.
If you notice any of these signs, turn to the professionals at Quality Exterminators of Georgia in Statesboro. The exterminators serve all of Bulloch County, Screven County, Jenkins County, and Evans County with a variety of pest services, including insect and rodent removal services. The team also offers monthly pest control services for those who want to be proactive about protecting their property, along with immediate assistance for those who need help fast. Call (912) 764-6173 or contact the company online to learn more or schedule service.