Termites are considered one of the most fearful infestations for a homeowner. Most insect infestations can be pesky and a nuisance; however, termites are known to cause serious damage to your home and can be costly to repair. To help determine if you have a termite problem, here are the top signs you need termite removal.
- Clicking Sound – Did you know you can actually hear termites? Termites are noisy eaters and bang their heads up against the wood when they feel their army is being disrupted. If you hear a soft clicking sound coming from your walls or floors, you’ll want to call an exterminator immediately to determine if you have termites.
- Termite Droppings – A common indicator of needing termite removal is termite droppings. As termites work and eat at your home’s wood, they’ll leave debris behind, such as wood dust-like shavings. This debris will typically be pushed out through small holes near their nest.
- Hollow Timber– Termites work from the inside out. If you suspect a termite infestation in a certain area of your home, knock on the wood to determine if it sounds hollow or not. If it does, call a professional immediately to assess the damage and implement termite control.
- Tight Fitting Doors & Windows – Termite damage will have an effect on how your doors and windows operate. If your doors are tight fitting or your windows are hard to open and close, you might have termite damage. If termites are eating around your door and window frames, it can cause them to warp.
We hope these signs will help you determine if you need termite removal. If you have any questions regarding termite control and the services we provide, please contact us at Castle Exterminators today!