Pest Control Kennesaw experts are trained to find problems in the home. By doing so early, a problem can be fixed before major damage occurs. How can one know when termites are present in or around a home?
When a person goes outside to work in the yard and spots wings lying on the ground, a pest control specialist is needed. Termites discard their wings when they swarm out of their nests in search of a new home. The wings are twisted off by the insect as they are no longer needed. What makes a termite different from a swarming ant is the termite has wings that are the same size. A swarming ant, in contrast, has wings that are larger in the front.
These aren't the blisters found on the human body. Rather they are blisters that appear in wood flooring and appear to be caused by water damage. However, they are actually a sign of subterranean termite activity that has led to the subfloor being damaged.
Termites chew through wood as they search for the cellulose they feed on. When they do so, long grooves are left behind and these grooves may be seen when a repair is made to a wall or home in the floor. In addition, any wall that produces an empty sound when tapped may have been damaged by termites, as the wood they have chewed through now has a honeycomb interior.
While this may not be the easiest sign of termites for people to spot, someone trained in detecting these insects will pick up on it quickly. When a drywood termite nests inside of the wood, galleries are created and the insects prefer to keep these areas clean. They do so by forming holes to remove their waste material and the excrement shows up as sawdust since their main diet is wood.
If you see any signs of termites in or around the home, call for Termite Control Kennesaw immediately. Although it is scary to think of how much it will cost to eliminate these pests and repair the home, the sooner this is done, the less expensive it will be. Remember that termites often do significant damage before they are detected also. For this reason, regular pest control inspections are recommended. They are well worth the money when a problem is detected early and corrected.