Top Signs of a Termite Infestation

There are many types of bugs that are unwanted in the household but termites are a different type of savage. While many bugs can cause disease, termites will quite literally tear the house down. If you have signs of a termite infestation it is important to contact an exterminator as soon as possible to have the issue resolved. It’s not a bad idea to even have annual termite inspections done to ensure that there isn’t a potential problem. The following are the three most common signs of termites.

Discarded Wings

Termites will fly to a new potential home, but once they get there they have no need to fly, so they will shed their wings. If you find wings around your home it is a strong sign that there are termites around. The main difference between ant wings and termite wings is that termite wings are both the same same, while ants have wings that are different sizes.


In order to survive termites require a specific temperature and humidity level. To create a thriving environment they will create little tunnels in the dirt, generally where the ground meets the wall on the outside of a house, shed, tree or other food source.

Damaged Wood

Termites bore through wood in search of what they really feed on, cellulose. This will weaken the wood and can cause massive damage that can result in a need for expensive repairs. The damage may even cause an unsafe living environment. For this reason you should always call an exterminator at the first sign of trouble.

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