How to Tell If Your Fort Worth Home Has Termites
There are some pests you may think about almost daily. Mosquitoes are hard to ignore when they’re around, and spiders are too creepy to forget. We actively avoid run-ins with gross cockroaches. However, how often do you worry about termites in your home? Termites are almost impossible to spot, so they can be dangerously easy to forget. But forgetting that termites exist can be an expensive and dangerous mistake. Termites cost billions of dollars in repairs around the United States every year. Here is some information to help you protect your home from termite damage.
Termite Quick Facts
What do termites look like? Termites are very small, similar in size to many ants. They can range in color from tan to brown, to reddish. Unfortunately, you aren’t likely to see termites crawling around. Subterranean termites are the most common termites in Texas. They live underground and spend their time hiding inside wood, causing damage.
You may see swarmers. These are flying termites. They leave their nest in order to mate and find a place for a new colony. You may see them flying, or you may just see evidence of their presence, such as shed wings on the ground. If you see swarmers or wings, you may have an infestation on your hands.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
How can you tell if there are termites in your walls? If termites spend so much time hiding, how will you know if there are termites in your house? We already talked about swarmers, which are your best chance of catching an infestation early on. Otherwise, you may see termite damage instead of the termites themselves. When do you need to worry? Signs of a termite infestation include drooping drywall, bulges in the walls or floor, hollow-sounding wood, peeling paint, areas that appear to have been damaged by water, or doors and windows that aren’t opening easily.
If you see any of these signs, you should seek help quickly. These signs all mean that termites have already been living in your walls, and they should be taken care of as quickly as possible.
There’s no good do-it-yourself solution for termite control. These pests multiply too quickly, damage too drastically, and hide too well for a quick solution. Instead, your best option is to call experienced pest control. At It’s Bugs or Us, we have years of experience dealing with termites. We know the best treatment solutions, and we can customize them to fit your unique needs.
Termites can cause a lot of damage. The sooner you take care of them, the fewer costs and repairs you will need to cover. Let It’s Bugs or Us use our tools and expertise to solve your termite problem. You may not be thinking about termites, but we’re always ready to jump into action and clear your house. If you still aren’t sure if you have a termite infestation, we can help identify termites and create a long-term solution with you.