How to Tell If You Have Termites—and How to Get Rid Of Them

No home or business is safe from termites. In the United States, termites are responsible for millions of dollars in property damage. It is for this reason that early detection of termite signs is beneficial in order to avoid further damage to your property. Here are three signs that your home may have termites.

Seeing Evidence of Shed Insect Wings

A strong indication of termites are discarded wings. Flying termites often lose their wings shortly after locating a mate. Depending on the species, the wings can be colorless, almost translucent, or even a grayish or brown colour. Keep your eyes peeled for wings around your doors or windows if you suspect the presence of termites in your home or business.

Tunnels or Holes in Wooden Structures

It can be difficult to discover tunnels in wood if they are not visible at the surface. However, if you see tunnels in broken timber around your property, these are a sure sign that termites might have moved into your home or may soon do so.

Your Timber Sounds Hollow

A termite usually consumes wood from the inside out, leaving only a thin layer of timber on the surface behind. Wood that has been infested by termites will sound hollow when you knock on it. Depending on the severity of the infestation, it may be too late to salvage this section of timber.

How You Can Protect Your Home From Termites

In many parts of the US, either you have termites, you are going to get them, or you are in the process of treating them. At Parker Pest Control, we have options for ridding your home or business of termites, and making sure they don’t come back.

A Sentricon system can be installed to eliminate and prevent termite infestations. The system is designed to eradicate any subterranean colony of termites, including the queen.

Parker’s Sentricon Bait & Monitoring Program is much more cost effective than a complete liquid termite treatment, and it may identify a termite problem before your property experiences considerable damage.

At Parker Pest Control, we’re passionate about finding innovative methods to protect your space from pests. If you suspect you have termites, visit our website or give us a call today!

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