It’s spring and Termites are back! Yeah, it’s been cold a bit, but the season is turning and termites are starting to swarm. You can protect and prevent by watching or checking for the tell tale signs that termites may have infested your home. Here are the top signs that your home may be infected.
- Wings – termite swarmers will come out of their nest and search for a new location to colonize, including our home. These are young males and females. They will leave their wings behind near window sills and entry ways. This is usually the first sign of a termite infestation.
- Mud Tubes – Subterranean termites, the most destructive type of termites that are found in the New York area, build mud tubes to travel from their food source to their nests. Mud tubes can be found near the foundation of the building or home and are made from soil, saliva, fecal matter and other material. These mud tubes are a sign that termites are active.
- Wood Damage – termites eat wood from the inside, creating a hollow. You should tap on the wood to check for hollowing and also check for blistering. Subterranean termites devour soft wood and eat along the grain produsing a honeycomb pattern in the wood. Rotting wood is also a sign that termites have had more than a feast.
- Uneven paint – This could be a sign of water damage or termites.
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