Termite infestations may go undetected for long periods of time since the signs of their presence aren't always obvious. Understanding what to look for is key to stopping infestations before major damage can occur in your home.
6 Signs Termites May Be in Your Home
- Tiny pinholes: Small pinholes in your walls are what termites use to exit walls.
- Bubbling or flaking wall paint: When termites inhabit your walls, they bring moisture with them. This can cause your wall’s paint to bubble, peel, and crack.
- Hollow sounding walls: If you gently tap your walls and they sound hollow, this may indicate that termites have eaten the wood framing inside. Be sure to tap other walls to compare.
- Mud tubes: Termites create mud tubes or tunnels as they dig underground. You may have termites in your home if you notice pencil-width mud tubes around your home’s foundation.
- Dust at the bottom of the wall: If the dust near the bottom of your wall looks similar to black pepper, this could be termite dust. This is a mixture of wall dirt, termite droppings, and wood shavings.
- Shifted foundation: Termites can damage your home by causing the foundation to shift as it’s being eaten. Signs of this can include cracks above doors and windows or an inability to shut them properly.
If you’re dealing with termites, contact the exterminators at Anytime Pest Elimination to handle the problem. We’re experienced in helping rid homes of pests and keeping them from coming back. When you call us, you can expect quality service and care.
Call (832) 662-2411 or contact us online to learn more about our services.