How Do Termites Damage Homes?
Termites actually eat the wood in your home. Those pieces holding your house together are their prime target and that is what makes them so dangerous and why they do so much damage. They attack the framework of your home. They will also consume paper, wool, burlap, cotton and other cellulose.
While they do take time to cause damage, it is similar to foundation repair problems. The longer you wait the worse the problem is and the more it cost to correct. So, if you think you see anything that could be a sign a termite is around, schedule an appointment today.
Signs of Termites
- Discolored or drooping drywall
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Small, pinpoint holes in drywall
- Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards
- Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor
- Excessively squeaky floorboards
- Crumbling, damaged wood
- Stuck windows or doors
- Maze-like patterns in furniture, floor boards or walls
- Mounds of drywood termite pellets, often resembling small piles of salt or pepper
- Piles of wings left behind after swarms, often resembling fish scales
- Mud tubes climbing the foundation of your home
- Flying termite swarms anywhere on your property