Are you worried your home may have termite damage, but you are not sure how to tell? It can be difficult to spot termite damage if you do not know what you are looking for. We can help you know exactly what to look for to determine if termites are causing damage in your home.
- Wood structures sound hollow — Wooden doors, structural supports, and even furniture are a feeding ground for termites. In many cases, termites hide under the surface and eat through the wood. If you tap on your solid wood structures and they sound hollow, you may have termite damage.
- Cracks or damage to your ceiling — Attics and wood beams are also a place that termites like to hide and eat through. If you notice cracks or any damage to your ceiling, you could have termite damage.
- Damage to your flooring – Termite damage can happen under wood and laminate floors. Flooring may bubble and sag in certain areas. It also can feel spongy to walk on. Checking underneath your flooring is a good way to spot termite damage.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls — Termites build mud tubes out of mud and termite droppings to help protect themselves. These tubes are usually found in a moisture-rich environment, and they can be seen with the naked eye. If you spot any of these, you likely have termite damage.
If you think you have termite damage, call us at Waters Pest Control for your free estimate. Our experienced professionals can come and assess the damage and come up with a plan to make your home termite free.