How to Spot Termites in a Home

How to spot termites in a home is a vital skill for Tennessee homeowners. Read on to learn six ways.

Spotting termites in a home can be challenging, but there are several signs you can look for that indicate the presence of termites:

  1. Swarming termites: During the spring, termites often swarm and reproduce, so you might see flying termites in your home.

  2. Discarded wings: After termites swarm and mate, they shed their wings, which can be found near windowsills or doors.

  3. Mud tubes: Termites build mud tubes to protect themselves as they move from their nests to wood sources. These tubes can be found near the base of your home or on the walls.

  4. Hollow sounding wood: Tap on the wood in your home with a screwdriver or other hard object. If the wood sounds hollow, it may be because termites have eaten away the inside.

  5. Damaged or cracked paint: Termites can cause paint to bubble or crack, which is often a sign of termite activity.

  6. Frass: Frass is the termite excrement that accumulates as they feed on wood. If you see small, sawdust-like piles near the baseboards or near the windows, it may be frass, which is a sign of termite activity.

If you suspect that you have termites in your home, it’s important to contact a professional pest control service to inspect and treat the problem. gGve us a call and we will help. 615-220-1933.

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