Have Termites Gotten Inside My Home?

July 18, 2018

July is peak season for termites and termite activity in Florida, and while you may have already started to worry about what this termite season will look like or be fearful that you may be experiencing termite activity on your property already, don’t worry; there are professional pest control solutions that can help deal with these wood-destroying pests!

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Here are a few signs to look for if you suspect termites have invaded your home or are infesting your property:

Mud tubes are how termites keep themselves safe from the dry air and predators while traveling back and forth from their colony to their food source; they are long tubes of mud that range in diameter from ¼ of an inch to 1 inch and are usually found running along basement floors, walls, and foundations

  • Underground tunnels found beneath the soil leading to their colonies
  • Noises as the termites chew up cellulose and push around feces and debris inside the tunnels that they have created
  • Frass which is feces and debris that looks similar to pepper grounds and is found outside any tiny exit holes in the wood surfaces
  • Live termites, swarmer wings, or termite carcasses around your home
  • Uneven floors, sagging ceilings, and warped walls
  • Hollow wood, especially in the structural beams of your home

However, you may find that even though there are many signs of a termite infestation, you may not be aware of how bad the termite problem is or how serious the termite damages are until it is too late. Many people refer to termites as “silent” destroyers due to the fact they can do significant and costly damage before anyone is aware of their presence. The best case scenario is to prevent an infestation before it starts, but if you already have a current termite invasion, the next best thing is to completely eliminate them with the help of a pest control professional and follow up with year-round prevention.

You can avoid catastrophic damages by contacting a knowledgeable pest control professional that can guarantee full eradication of the infestation. Contact Lindsey Pest Services in Jacksonville, FL for more information about the termite prevention and control options we provide.


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