Termites can cause extensive damage to your home if they are left untreated. The problem for many is that they do not know they have a termite problem in the first place. Termites are hard to spot since they hide in your walls, ceilings, and even in your flooring. They eat anything they can get to and can create significant problems in your home.
If you think you might have a termite problem, it is best to leave termite control to the experts. Termite control is where professionals come into your home and assess your home and property for any signs of termites and damage caused by these pests. The professionals can then come up with a plan to rid your home of the pests once and for all.
If you are not sure if you have termites, there are a few things you can look for. Termites like to eat away at the cellulose in wood, so if you notice weird piles of wood shavings in your home, this could be a sign of termites. You may also notice solid wood doors suddenly sounding hollow. Or, if you knock on walls where studs should be and it sounds hollow, you could have termites.
Termites can also eat supports and studs in your ceilings. They can even cause the ceiling to bubble or sag. If you notice this and the area does not feel wet, you may have a termite problem. Additionally, termites can also eat through your flooring. If you notice that your floor feels spongy or weak in some spots, this could be a sign of an infestation.
If you suspect termites are ruining your home, call us at Waters Pest Control today. We have over 30 years of experience with termite control and can help you with all your pest control needs.