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You would never be able to hear it, but at this very moment, thousands of termites could be eating away through your home, unseen and unknown. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to detect termites early unless you invest in annual inspections by a professional pest control company. Nevertheless, it’s important to know the common signs of termites in your property.
Detecting the first signs of termite damage
If you spot signs of termite damage without actively searching for it, you very likely have a serious infestation. Because termites cause structural damage, it can be difficult to spot until the infestation is quite severe. It’s always best to actively keep an eye out for the following early signs of termite damage:
- Unexplained cracks on internal walls, ceiling beams, or rafters
- Bubbled or sagging areas in the floor
- Mud tubes on the exterior of the home
- Floorboards/baseboards feeling weak or sounding hollow
- Broken roof tiles
- Doors and windows sticking
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Serious signs of termite damage
Detecting termites early is difficult without the help of a professional’s trained eye. Simply put, termites can do a lot of damage before they are ever discovered. If the infestation has been going on for some time, there will be more obvious signs of these bugs in your home, such as damaged or hollowed-out wood, termite droppings (frass), swarmers, discarded wings, and even holes in your drywall.
Effective termite detection services
Through frequent monitoring, intensive inspections, and effective prevention techniques, Connor’s Termite and Pest Control can help protect your home or business year-round from termites. Our comprehensive protection plans and IPM practices work to make sure you never have to deal with a costly and frustrating infestation. Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation termite inspection!Back to Termite Exterminators – Control
How to Detect Termites Early in Virginia
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