Termites are a huge problem for homeowners, especially in states with lots of humidity where they thrive. Termites eat wood, paper, insulation, and even drywall, and they live in the tunnels they create in your walls. Serious infestations can cause extreme structural and foundational damage that can be costly to repair and reduce the resale value of your home. Because they eat wood from the inside out, it can be difficult to diagnose a termite infestation without the help of termite control professionals.
If you see a termite in your home, you likely already have a serious termite problem. You’re more likely to see the mud tubes they create to cross surfaces they can’t burrow through, or to spot their droppings, which can look like coffee grounds. Termites tend to occupy dark, damp parts of your home because they are sensitive to sunlight and need to stay moist to live, so those are the areas you’re most likely to find evidence of a termite infestation.
If you find evidence of termites in your home, you need to seek a termite control solution immediately. Delaying will only allow the termites to do even more damage to your home, and do-it-yourself methods may be less effective or take too long to prevent damage in densely infested areas.
Our pest control professionals at Total Pest Solutions can help you identify the areas of your home where termites are most active and come up with a variety of termite control methods to treat the infestation. Contact us today to learn more!