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How to Spot Signs of a Termite Infestation

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B&B Exterminating Co. is proud to provide customers in our service areas, which span through Florida and Georgia with the best possible termite control measures available. We use high-quality products and techniques to ensure that termites are eliminated from your home or business.

One of the issues with termites is that many homeowners don’t know the signs that prove that termites are within their property until extensive damage has been done. Termites are small insects that tend to avoid highly public areas.

There are two types of termites that live within the U.S.: subterranean and drywood. Subterranean termites will invade your home from the foundation up, while drywood termites enter your home and build colonies on the wood framing within your walls.

We can develop a treatment plan that’s well-suited for your needs so that you can continue to enjoy your home again.

Signs in Your Home’s Interior

  • Hollow-sounding floors or soft spots when you walk through a room. These can indicate termite damage to the structural supports to your floor, particularly if you’re on a raised foundation or second floor.
  • Piles of small, transparent wings in corners or on floors.
  • Peeling or cracking paint on wooden surfaces inside your home.
  • Audible tapping noises from inside the walls. Termites will make small, slight tapping noises as they chew through wood.

Signs on Your Home’s Exterior

  1. Frass. Frass is the term used for termite droppings. These are small, wood-colored pieces that termites will leave in piles. Check around your gutters, downspouts and crawl spaces, or any area where termites might enter your home.
  2. Mud tubes on your exterior walls. Termites will leave long, trailing tubes that look similar to some nests built by wasps. They use these to travel from the ground to your home’s foundation. If you see these on the exterior of your home, or in your crawl spaces, call for pest control service right away.
  3. Subterranean tunnels. Subterranean termites will dig tunnels through the ground that’s near their preferred home-entry point. They tend to re-use these, so any tunnels that run under the surface of your home’s lawn should be investigated.

It can be difficult to tell if you have termites. Above, we’ve listed warning signs that you might notice both on the interior and the exterior of your property. If you see any of these signs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.