Termites can damage your home or business in a very short time frame if you do not keep an eye out for signs the pest has invaded your property. Most insurance policies do not cover termite damage, which exceeds more than $5 billion in costs to American homeowners yearly. Early detection helps minimize damages and the cost of repairs. There are many signs suggesting a termites infestation; here are the top three.
Swarmers often emerge from the nest in large groups and can be seen near doorways and windows. Swarmers are actually mating and searching for a suitable mate -but provide the ultimate sign that you have a problem with termites.
2. Hollow Wood
One of the simplest ways to discover a termite problem is with the hollow wood test. Simply knock on a banister or other type of wood. If it sounds hollow inside, termites likely are the cause. Termites eat the cellulose out of wood, destroying it in the process.
Frass is a fancy name for termite poop. Unlike the poop defecated by other pests, termite frass is not easily identified since it looks similar to wood grain or sawdust. If you’ve never before seen termite frass, confusing it for sawdust is very much possible. That is why annual termite inspections are so necessary. A trained eye always spots termite frass.
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