You are probably familiar with the idea that termites are wood destroying insects and they are not good to have near your home. But do you know how to spot the signs of a termite infestation in your home? Unfortunately termites work behind the scenes and not until there is major damage to wood structures can the actual termites be physically spotted. The good news is that there are other ways to identify the presence of termites on your property and hopefully before it is too late.
For homeowners in Michigan and Ohio, Rose Pest Solutions would like to share some of the ways to spot termites on your property:
Mud tunnels - The most common species of termite in the country is the subterranean termite. This species lives underground in colonies that can have thousands of other termites. If they are exposed to the air and sunlight they will dry out and die which means that staying in moist underground conditions is a must. Termites use a series of mud tunnels that they travel around through to find wood and other sources of cellulose to feed on.
Discarded Wings - Noticeable after a termite swarm, it is common to find piles of discarded wings near windows, doors and light fixtures.
Wood damage - Perhaps you are seeing small holes, warped wood, deformed wood, or hollow sounding wood. Termites work from the inside out which means that wood damage is hard to detect until it is already done.
If you have spotted any of the above signs of termites inside your home or on your property in Detroit, Cincinnati, or Columbus, contact Rose Pest Solutions today! You don’t want to wait until there are costly repairs bills to pay from termite destruction. Rose offers effective home termite services featuring the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System that will not only get rid of the existing problem but prevent future ones from occurring.