3 Most Common Signs Of Active Termites
When it comes to pests, termites are by far one of the worst. Water and wood are the two things that attract termites and when you put them together your chances of having termites increase. They’ll find a way to crawl through the soil and into the cracks and crevices of your home to find what they need. That being said, our team here at Best Home & Property Service wants you to know the signs of active termites, so we can help you eliminate them before damage is done.
Flying Termites (aka Active Swarmers)
Many times this is the first sign many homeowners notice. These types of termites are looking for a mate and like to swarm after a good rainfall. Just because you may be able to eliminate any flying termites you see with some generic bug spray doesn’t mean the problem is gone! If you notice any flying termites, please give us a call! We can help you eliminate the entire colony.
Mud Tubes on Exterior Walls or Foundation Slab
Many species of termites use mud tubes as protection from sunlight and other potential threats. These tubs are made from dirt and termite droppings as they help keep the moisture in, which the termites love. They’re also easy to spot with the naked eye, so it doesn’t hurt to inspect your property every so often.
Soft Drywall or Visible Wall Cracks
Another sign of active termites is soft drywall. If you were to knock or push against a wall that has termites or termite damage, you may notice a soft spot or hollow sound – but be careful, you might make a hole in the drywall depending on the damage. Termites like to eat the inside of wood and leave a hollow outer layer – sometimes leaving just the paint!
Don’t worry! Our team of experts here at Best Home & Property Service can come out and inspect your property for termites and other pests at no cost to you. We strive to provide the best possible service to you and your home. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have!