While there are many insect pests that can make their way into your home, none are worse than termites. These insects eat through wood and can seriously damage your wooden furniture, or even the very structure of your house, so it’s important to get rid of them as soon as possible at the first sign of trouble. Our team at Quality Control, Inc. has extensive experience in dealing with termites, and in this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if you need to call us for termite control services.
- Shed Wings- One sign of termite activity is discarded wings on the ground or floor. This means that a colony of termites has recently swarmed to your property, leaving behind their shed wings. You may even notice winged termites flying around. In any case, you should call our team right away to enlist our termite control services.
- Mud Tubes- Some types of termites build structures known as mud tubes to act as protection as they move from place to place. If you see branching lines of mud or soil on or around your exterior walls, you should call our team for termite control.
- Hollow Wood- One of the things that makes it difficult to tell that you have a termite problem is that these insects tend to chew through wood from the inside out. This means that while a structure may look completely fine on the outside, it may very well have been hollowed out by termites. To determine if you need termite control, one thing you can do is knock on your wooden surfaces and items and listen to the sound it makes–if the sound is hollow, then you probably have an infestation on your hands.