Termites: Signs of Infestation and the Damages They Can Cause to Your Home

Termites travel in large packs and can cause costly damages to your home if they are not taken care of right away. Termites feed on wood, more specifically rotting wood. They tend to swarm toward moist areas or dry wood stacks. These pests can only be completely eradicated by the professionals at Germantown Pest Control & Termite. Perhaps you have been noticing a few termites in or around your home but have not really thought about the damages that termites can cause if left unresolved. Here are some signs that you may have an infestation and the costly damages that termites can inflict on your home.

Signs

Other than seeing what appears to be small little "white ants" roaming around your home, one of the most common signs of an infestation is the appearance of mud tubes or tunnels. These "termite highways" are used by these pests to travel between the colony and a food source.

Another sign that you may have a termite infestation is the appearance of discolored or drooping drywall or sheetrock. Sheetrock is partially made of a material that termites love to devour. So, if you are noticing these types of issues with your wall and/or ceiling, termites may be the culprit.

Believe it or not, uneven, bubbling, or peeling paint is another sign of an infestation. Termites thrive in environments that are full of moisture. So, when they build their passageways, like the ones mentioned above, moisture will also follow along with them. As with any painted surface that has a moisture build-up behind it, a reaction will occur, which is causing the paint to peel or bubble.

Costly Damages

Now that you are aware of some signs of termite infestations, you may now be wondering about the costly damages that may occur since termites have made your home, theirs. Other than having to replace or repair sheetrock or drywall, your home's structural wood is also at risk of being repaired because of termites. As you know, these types of repairs are difficult and often impact other areas of the home, which means it is paramount to let the professionals help you get rid of these pests, once and for all, to avoid costly damages to your home.

Your windows and doors are also at risk of being damaged due to termites. Termites can eat away not only your doors or windows, but they can also devour the wood around them. Wooden window sills and door jambs are some examples of wood that termites can destroy and can cost a substantial amount of money to repair or replace.

Contact Us Today 

These are only to mention a few signs of termites and termite infestation. Perhaps you are now experiencing termite damage at home and are now searching for a professional company to help you with your situation. Contact Germantown Pest Control & Termite. They offer their pest control expertise and have been proudly serving residential and commercial properties around Tennessee and Northern Mississippi areas. So, when searching for a highly reputable company that can help you with your termite damage problem, they are the ones you can trust. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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