When you own your own home, you tend to do everything you can to protect it. One of the things that many homes need protection from is termites. Unfortunately, these tiny little insects aren’t so easy to detect, which means by the time most people find out that their home has termites a good amount of damage may have already taken place.
A Little About Termites
Termites tend to live in structured communities, which means these primarily wood-eating insects are very organised. They’ll not only look for places to dwell that can provide them with the food (your home and it’s belongings) and shelter (your home or garage) they need to survive, they also need a water source. Once they’ve found a place that can provide them with these 3 essential elements, they’ll start moving in.
Signs of Termite Entry
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to stop these pests that can literally eat away your home. And the sooner you start to look for signs of termite entry, the better, because they are able to create a lot of damage in a very short period of time.
The following are a few signs of termite entry that you can look for in order to see if any termites might be targeting your house as their next meal:
- Thoroughly inspect the foundation of your home and garage, as well as your attic if you have one, to see if there are any mud tubes. These are little tunnels the termites make out of mud so they can travel around when they’re not able to find other pathways to move around in your home.
- Examine all window and door frames, as well as places where pipes (electrical, gas, etc.) may enter your home, to see if there are any signs of wood wearing away or actual wood decay, which can attract termites into your home.
If you see signs of termite entry, be sure to contact a termite professional like Pink Pest right away as they can help you when it comes to deciding the best course of action.