Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
It is imperative that you call for termite control services as soon as you notice signs of an infestation. Out of all of the pest problems, termites are some of the worst ones to deal with because if they are not dealt with quickly, they can cause an extensive amount of damage to your home. This is something you want to avoid at all costs. To help you know whether you need to call a termite extermination company, you will want to review the following signs of termite infestations.
You Notice Wood Shavings Along The Floor
This might be something that you notice on the floor, off to the side along the baseboards. When termites dig into the wood of your home, they will leave little wood shavings that get pushed out of the tunnels they create. So even if you have not yet seen any termites, the evidence of wood shavings on your floor is all you need to warrant a call to a pest control professional.
You See Their Tunnels
You could begin to notice termite mud tunnels that lead up the wall of your foundation or along support beams in your basement. Once you see those, it is safe for you to assume that there are a lot of termites in your home and that they are eating away at the wood. The longer they are allowed to remain in your home, the more significant the damage they create will become. You could end up having such major structural damage that your home could be condemned. While that might be an extreme case, it could happen and you want to avoid that by taking every route possible to get rid of the pests.
You Have Spot Their Shells Or Wings
As the termites grow, they will shed the exterior shell and their wings. They can be hard to see if you are not specifically looking for them. However, if you do spot any, even if it is just a couple, you will want to call for immediate termite control services. Where's there one or two visible, there could be hundreds or even thousands of them that are hiding in the woodwork.
Now that you have the previously mentioned signs of termite infestation in mind, you should have a much easier time determining whether you need to schedule an inspection of your home. Make sure that you are calling around to find the pest control company that will be able to send someone to your home as soon as possible. Time is not on your side when it comes to dealing with termites. The sooner you are able to get them exterminated the better.
Reach out to a termite control services company near you to learn more.