Protect the Structural Integrity of Your Home
Did you know that termites can wreak havoc on your home's foundation if not taken care of right away? These sneaky, wood-boring insects take up residence in your home by making passageways in the walls, beams, trim and siding. Without proper extermination, termites can weaken the structural integrity of your home.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
Unfortunately, it's extremely hard to detect a termite infestation before damage begins. That being said, here are a few signs homeowners and commercial property owners alike should look for; if you see any of these signs, call DNA Pest and Lawn care immediately:
- "Head Banging": Termites make quiet clicking sounds within the walls. Soldier termites bang their heads agains the wood or shake their bodies when the colony is disturbed - this acts as to signal approaching danger for the rest of the termite colony.
- Flying Termites: Flying termites - also known was swarmers or alates - leave the next in search of a new mate (and property for a new colony!). Also be on the lookout for discarded wings. Flying termites lose their wings shortly after finding a mate.
- Papery or Hollow Sounding Timber: Drywood termites consume wood from the inside out, leaving a very thin vaneer of timber or even sometimes just the paint. Oftentimes, people are unaware they have a termite investation until the damage is already done - and something goes through your already eaten walls!
- Tight Fitting or Hard to Open Windows: This is often related to damp and hot weather, but stiff windows and warped doors can also mean termites! The moisture they create when eating and tunneling through door and window frames causes the wood to warp, making it tough to fit into pre-cut frames.
- Mud Spots & Mud Castles: You may notice a mud spot in the wall. This is mud the termites have brought into the walls of your property from the outside.
- Dead Termites on the Windowsill: This is the most obvious sign - and by this time, the damage is more than likely done.
DNA Pest and Lawn Care is here to help all of our Texas neighbors avoid termites! Termite season kicks into full gear in April - conditions are perfect for these pesky pests to begin reproducing. Protect your home today and call DNA Pest and Lawn Care for a thorough treatment.