Here at Downs Pest Control & Property Maintenance, we know that your investment property is important to you, and we want to help you keep it in the best possible shape. This includes keeping it free of harmful insects such as termites. As the weather warms up, termite activity increases, so it’s a good idea to read up on some of the telltale signs of their presence so you can catch the problem early should it arise. In this article, we’ll go over a few warning signs that you need termite treatment for your property.
- Shed Wings- One of the earliest visible indicators of termites in a building is the presence of shed wings on the floor or other surfaces. Adult termites have translucent wings which they use to fly to new nesting sites, and these wings often fall off during that migration. If you see any wings scattered around, you probably have termites, and we at Downs Pest Control & Property Maintenance encourage you to call us to arrange for prompt termite treatment.
- Hollow Wood- Another thing to stay alert for when it comes to termite infestations is hollow or papery wood. Termites eat wood from the inside out, meaning the damage will remain largely invisible until it’s too late. However, you can still listen for a hollow sound in your floorboards and wooden furniture, and pay attention to how it feels to the touch. If your wood seems to be hollowing out from the inside, we suggest you call us for a termite treatment as soon as possible.
- Droppings- The third sign of a termite problem that we will go over here is the presence of frass, or termite droppings. Frass typically takes the form of small black marks or a powdery substance found around the area of infestation. If you notice this substance around your property, we encourage you to call our team for a quick, effective termite treatment that will kill the colony and prevent further damage.