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Noticing Signs of Termites Reduces Home Destruction

Termites can completely destroy a home in two years.

Termite Video: Signs Of Termites Causing An Infestation

In the video below, you will witness a large sign of termites, a large infestation.

Initial Signs Of Termite Activity

Unfortunately, by the time the average homeowner notices the signs of termites, the damage is already extensive. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, it’s important to get informed as soon as possible, before the damage gets worse.

One of the first signs of termites in your house are lines of dirt or mud around your house. These mud lines are sometimes referred to as ‘mud tubes’ and allow the termites to get from their nest to the wood they eat.

While there are other ways for termites to get in and out of your house, these tubes are a favorite of subterranean termites. If you destroy the lines and they come back, it’s a definite sign of termites.

Termite Movement and Swarms

Not all termites crawl through the ground. In fact, when a group of termites gets too big, they create swarmers, which are flying termites.

These swarmers will come out when it’s wet and warm. You might have noticed them flying around lights and thought nothing of it, because they are often mistaken for other types of flying insects.

However, if you notice large groups of swarmers, you more than likely have a large colony of termites already on your premises.

Termite Video: Termite Swarmers, Known As Flying Termites

In the video below, you will witness a common sign of termites, Swarmers.

 

Swarmers are termites that leave the nest when there are too many of them in one location and they need to find mates and create their own colony. This is a natural part of a termites’ life cycle and is a sign that they’ve settled in your home.

A sign of termites creating a new colony in your home, is if you notice discarded wings. When termites have found mates and a good supply of wood, they drop their wings and begin building a new colony.

To do this, they need to shed their wings. So, if you notice these wings, you might want to have a professional come check your home.

Termite Video: Signs Of Termites, Termite Mud Tubes

In this video below, you will see that signs of termites are indicated by mud tubes.

Signs of Termites Eating

Termites don’t just eat wood. Their powerful jaws make them the perfect gnawing machines.

They can eat through plaster, wires, and linoleum. If there are termites eating your floors, you’ll notice bubbles in the linoleum or floor boards that seem squeakier than usual.

Of course, these aren’t always a sign of termite infestation, but if you’ve noticed multiple signs and puckering floors, it may be a sign you have termites.

Wood and Signs of Termites

The most obvious signs of termites is destroyed wood. You’ll begin to see holes in your wood and piles of what looks like sawdust around wooden frames.

If you hit the areas that you think are damaged, you’ll hear a hollow sound. If the damage is extreme, when you hit or apply pressure to the area, it might crumble.

When you pull back the wood, you might find the termites eating away or signs they’ve been there, like tunnels and nests.

Termite Video: Termites Devouring Wood

In the video below, you will witness a common sign of termites, which is wood eaten by termites.

Termite Inspection Houston Experts Ready To Help

As a Houston homeowner, you have other worries without adding termite infestations to the mix. When you see signs of termites, act fast! Protect your home and well-being with Gulf Coast Exterminators expert termite control services!

If you’re afraid you see signs of termites and an infestation, the best thing to do is call the Houston termite control experts Gulf Coast Exterminators. We provide termite inspections in Houston and surrounding areas.

We at Gulf Coast Exterminators believe that a preventative approach is a way to ensure the that termite control problems never happen again. We have an affordable and highly effective maintenance program you should sign up for. This program has a 90 day warranty where if any problem arises, we take care of it without any additional out of pocket expenses.

Contact us at (281) 449-7404 to see how we can help you with your termite control in Houston. You can schedule your free, no-obligation termite inspection and find out first-hand what makes us the best termite control company of choice in Houston and surrounding areas.

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Recent Termite Control Review/Testimonial

Here’s what a recent customer, Robert S. in Houston, TX, had to say about our termite control. He says:

"I highly recommend Gulf Coast Exterminators for termite inspection and control. This company saved me thousands of dollars for sure! You quickly gave me a phone call after emailing you a couple pictures of the termite problem I am having. You let me know what type of termite I had and I was able to schedule a termite inspection when you called. When your termite control technician Rey promptly came out, he explained what my options were. Rey looked and was a total professional, personable and helpful answering questions. I got everything taken care of working with your company and have the assurance of the included 1 year warranty."

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    I had no idea that if I notice a group of swarmers that’s an indication that there is already a large group of termites on the property. Keeping an eye out for termites before they become swarms is a good way to prevent anything serious from happening. Doing a regular visual inspection of the home for termites may also be a good way to catch them before there’s too many.

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    I had no idea that termites created swarmers which fly. Knowing to look for termites in the ground as well as in the air is important to getting rid of them. Keeping track of where you find them may help pest control when they come.

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    I think I have termites. I just started finding holes and little piles of sawdust all over the place. I need to hire a professional or move because it seems to be getting out of control.

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    I did not know that termites could destroy a home in only two years. We recently purchased a new home and I would be so devastated to find out that there was a termite problem that wasn’t taken care of right away. I appreciate the tips on what to look for so I can do an inspection and call pest control if I notice anything.

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