How to Tell if You Have Termites

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In the video below, Guardian owner Michael Pagano did a termite inspection at a property and found this piece of wood in the crawl space. He brought the wood back to the office to show us what it would look like when he broke the wood. These are worker and soldier termites!

Most termite species cannot crawl on the open ground like ants and other pests (only conehead termites can do this), so they build tubes made of mud to connect their colony to food sources.  These tubes are a sign homeowners can use to identify that termites are near.

Also lookout for bubbling or cracked paint. Also, if any wood around your home sounds hollow when you tap on it, contact us.

Many people believe that termites are only a problem in the spring because that’s normally when the swarms are seen. It’s important to know that some termites, especially the subterranean species, are active year-round, especially in warmer climates. This means that termites can eat your house 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Termites are not a DIY pest.  If you do see signs of termites, it’s important to use an licensed termite and wood destroying insect inspector to treat the infestation before serious damage is done.

Contact us today to talk with a professional about treating termites infestations.

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