Today we’re going to talk about termite signs to look for if you suspect that you have a termite infestation and are asking yourself, “Do I have termites?”
Have you seen signs of droppings or discolored wood? Or have you seen swarming termites or termite tunnels? Often you’ll have to get a flashlight and really get into the crawl spaces of your structure to see the signs. But that’s just the beginning, dear reader.
Reading the signs correctly takes experience and good information. An inspector needs to match the type of damage he sees to the cause. Are termites the cause of the damage? Not always.
Fungus and beetles can cause damage to your structure that can easily rival and resemble termite damage, but require different courses of treatment. For instance, white rot leaves wood with a bleached appearance and a spongy and stringy texture, while brown rot leaves wood with a dark brown, checkered appearance and a brittle texture. Being able to tell the difference is what a professional inspection is all about.
If you are seeing signs, know that there are several species of drywood and subterranean termites that may be infesting your property. Not to worry dear readers! All you need to do is call us today if you see any signs of infestation. A professional inspection will determine exactly what your problem is.
People often don’t know they are dealing with an infestation until after the pests have already started to cause damage to the home. In your time of need, you deserve to have an expert who specializes in repairing the destruction caused by household pests.
If you have more questions or if you are in need of a termite control specialist, call Hi-Tech today! We provide termite control services for our neighbors throughout Southern California, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
Based upon the nature and extent of termite infestation, Hi-Tech’s advanced althernative termite treatment technology could be your answer to the question, “Do I have termites?”