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Termite Signs

In the spring we start getting calls from homeowners who are stressed over termites. Because of the damp conditions this season, termites are plentiful and far reaching.

You may notice any of these "signs" that termites have attacked your space, so call us immediately in the event that you see any of these!

SWARMERS

Substantial quantities of winged termites, known as "swarmers," can rise in the Spring inside homes. These are sometimes mistaken for flying ants. Click here to see a total video that clarifies how they are unique. In nature, termites swarm to scatter and begin new colonies. Activated by hotter temperatures and precipitation, the winged termites rise up out of the colony and fly. Discovering winged termites inside could indicate an infestation nearby.

The good news: swarmers inside do not eat wood and are best removed with a vacuum. The bad news: they do show that an infestation is nearby. There will regularly be no obvious sign that the house is infested. Termites are obscure animals and infestations can go undetected for quite a long time, holed up behind dividers, floor covers, protection, and different obstacles.

Confirmation of a termite invasion requires the sharp eye of an accomplished termite inspector...like the ones at Value Pest! Knowledge of building construction is needed to identify the critical areas where termites are likely to enter.

MUD TUBES

Termites develop and use mud tunnels to enter your home. These passages can be as large as a pencil...or bigger!

So if you suspect termites, give us a call at 866-366-8683