When it comes to home pest infestations, few are more devastating than termites. Termites can cause serious damage to your home, including eating away at loadbearing elements of your home’s structure. In order to prevent a termite infestation from causing costly and unsightly damage, it’s important to act fast whenever you spot the signs of termites.
Look for Signs
You should contact pest control companies in Tampa as soon as you recognize any of the signs of a termite infestation. The biggest telltale sign is having lumps of what looks like caked mud along the beams or galleries in your home. This “mud” is actually made of termite tunnels, and indicates the presence of a colony.
You’ll also notice little swarms of what look like flying ants that are attracted to light. These are actually termites who are male and female reproductive who are getting ready to mate and set up new colonies. In wood that has been damaged by termites, you may hear something like a dull, hollow noise when you tap the wood with a hammer. This is a sure sign that termites have eaten away at the wood.
Letting an infestation go on too long can cause severe and permanent damage to the structure of your house. Termite infestations spread quickly, since a small colony can become a huge colony in a short period of time. Every second that the termites are in your home, they’re causing serious damage and increasing the cost of a fix. If you suspect that termites have entered your home, act now and contact us at 877-854-0949.