Visible Signals of a Termite Infestation
A termite infestation can significantly damage a home to the extent of compromising its structural integrity. When the homeowner realizes it might be too late. What’s the solution? The homeowner should hire a pest exterminator to inspect their home regularly. Homeowners should also know the signs of termite infestation.
Which are these signs?
According to the narrator in the video, one of the most common signs of termite infestation is mud tubes. Termites use mud tubes as tunnels to protect themselves as they travel from their nest into the structure. Mud tubes can be found along the expansion joints or slab.
Another common sign of termite infestation is small piles of frass. These piles look like sawdust or wood chippings but are actually termite droppings. As termites burrow through the wood in the slab, they leave behind droppings. The third common indicator of termite infestation is hollowed floors or walls. As termites burrow through wood, they leave behind tunnels which can cause floors or walls to cave. The fourth common indicator of termite infestation is the presence of swarmers. When a homeowner notices large piles of wings around their homes, swarmers may have shed their wings, meaning they may have an imminent termite infestation.