Signs You Have a Termite Infestationby Kevin Smith Author
termites are the most destructive form of termites. Their territory ranges
from the tip of Florida all the way up to Southern Canada. They come in
the thousands and can silently eat your home without you knowing until
structural damage is done. If you have not put termite protection in
place in your home you need to look at pest control companies in St Augustine
today. In the meantime, you can perform you’re an inspection and look for
telltale signs of a termite infestation; here, are some of those signs.
termites are tiny black insects with long white wings stacked on top of each
other. Within the termite colony, males and females reproduce by the
thousands. Their purpose is to create more nests to ensure the
continuation of the species. You’ll see them on window panes, windows
sales and bright walls. They also may be found on the floor near any exit
some situations, termites may swarm on the outside of a home. If you see them
on the outside of your home, you need to realize that there already is an
infestation and it is spreading. Swarms do not tend to last very long and
termites will not travel very far, so if you see them it is a good bet that
they have infested some structure near you. If they show up in extremely
large numbers, it is a very good bet that your home is where they have taken up
Piles of Wings
will shed their wings as they mature. If you see piles of wings in or
around your home is more than likely that you have termites. They
generally will not travel very far, if at all.
termites live in the ground because they need moisture to survive.
Exposure to air for too long will dry them out and they will die.
Ironically, that reality also brings them in proximity to their food. Any
part of a home that touches the ground is susceptible to a termite
invasion. If your home has a foundation wall, termites will build mud
tubes that will allow them to gain access to the wood underneath your home.
should inspect your basement and if you have an attached garage, inspect that
is well. During the inspection, keep an eye out for mud tubes that can
serve as feeders for termites directly into your house. You should also
look for these tubes on the external shell of your house as well as inside on
your basement walls.
other obvious indicator you have termites is actual damage to the wood in your
basement. Because termites are subterranean an attack from the basement
is where they will start the vast majority of the time. As you are completing
your inspection, you also should be looking into pest control companies in
St. Augustine; the sooner you do both, the better.
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