How To Detect Termites In Your Home

The best way to control a termite infestation in your home is to get help from termite control companies in Middleburg as soon as possible. You can lose a lot of ground if you don't know what a termite infestation looks like and it's allowed to continue for a while.

Here are some ways to detect the presence of termites in your home so that you can start termite control in Middleburg right away and reduce the impact termites can have on your home.

Evidence of Swarmers


Swarmers are a group of termites that leave the nest in order to establish a new colony. This typically happens when the colony reaches a specific size, so swarming happens most often in the spring, between March and June. However, swarming can also happen in September and October. You may notice evidence of swarmers by seeing the termites themselves--small, winged, ant-like insects that gather around light sources. In addition, you may notice evidence after swarming has already occurred. In this case, you'll see piles of wings left by swarmers who have gone on to the next stage of termite development.

Weakened Wood Structures

If the termite infestation is more advanced, you'll notice weakened wood structures. The signs may be subtle. Watch for pinpoint holes in the drywall, peeling paint, drooping or discolored drywall, maze-like patterns on the walls, ceilings, or floorboards, and a hollow sound when tapping on the walls or other wood structures.

Mud Tubes

Another common sign of termites in your home is mud tubes that are often found around the foundation of your home. This is how termites travel around between the nest and food source, so if you see these mud tubes, it's very likely that there are termites in your home.

Looking For Termites

A good place to start when looking for termites is in the basement or crawl space, along basement window frames, in scrap wood, and where the concrete joins the wooden structures. If you notice any signs of termite activity, it's imperative that you enlist professional help right away because termites can be extremely difficult to get rid of without the tools and expertise that termite control companies have.


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