It’s one thing to leave your home to enjoy the great outdoors. Who doesn’t love spending time on the beach, hiking through a verdant and beautiful forest, or testing your strength and endurance with a little rock climbing? But it’s an entirely different scenario to have the great outdoors come to you. Case in point: a termite infestation.
Termites are tiny insects with soft, pale-colored bodies. They love living in colonies, big ones, and typical colonies number between several hundred to thousands. We should also mention that they absolutely love chewing wood, and these little pests are responsible for billions of dollars worth of damage annually.
As a homeowner, the last thing you need is a bunch of these little buggers setting up shop in your home. Read on to learn about the telltale signs of a termite infestation in your Orange County Home.
Common Signs Of A Termite Infestation In Your Orange County Home
First, the most obvious sign that termites have called your home their home is if you see them. Particularly, if you see swarms of winged termites hanging out around door frames and window frames, or small white insects disappearing into the walls, you’ve likely got a problem.
If you see small piles of what looks like sawdust, there’s a good chance that these are actually termite fecal pellets. You should see small holes in the wood nearby these piles.
Termites shed their wings, and small piles of wings are a telltale sign that they have moved in.
Check door and window frames, as well as baseboards, for indentations on the surface of the wood. They look somewhat like blisters, and they are created by termites tunneling close to the surface of the wood.
If you come across what looks like small tubes made of a mud-like substance, these are small tubes constructed from glued-together fecal pellets. Termites make these safely travel from one piece of wood to another.
Drywood termites love to chow down on walls, floors, and ceilings. If you see evidence of sagging in any of these, or if it looks like water damage has occurred but there isn’t as much accompanying moisture, those are signs of their presence.
If you think you might have a termite infestation, or you’ve got questions about pesky termites, feel free to contact us today! We proudly provide termite inspection and treatment services for folks throughout Orange County!