Termite damage is a particularly expensive type to repair and can have terrible consequences for your home and your family if left unchecked. Thankfully, in today’s age, contractors take a number of precautions in the pre-construction phase. That includes keeping wood off the ground and installing splash guards on downspouts. It also entails treating the wood that comprises the frames of your home with a liquid spray to prevent termites from encroaching on your home. In fact, Green Home Pest Control works hand in hand with many contractors to apply that very helpful solution to homes during the pre-construction phase.

While these precautions certainly reduce the risk of a termite infestation, conditions change over time, and precautions deteriorate as humidity builds up around and inside your home. Furthermore, not all homes are built to the exact same specifications and may not have had certain solutions applied during the pre-construction phase.

In this blog, we’ll discuss how to tell if you have termites on your property, how much damage they can inflict, and how to prevent them from taking hold of your property. If you need to get rid of termites, Green Home Pest Control offers an eco-friendly, highly effective, and safe plan.

What Are Signs Of Termites On My Property?

Termite infestations have devastating consequences. It is also uncommon to actually see the unwanted insect. As a result of these two factors, is of the utmost importance.

Some telltale signs of termites on your property are droppings, swarms, wings, hollow sounds, and mud tubes. Termite frass (droppings) look like small mounds of salt and pepper or sawdust and are often found at the tunnel site. Termites shed their wings after mating. If you have an infestation, you may see termite wings left behind following a termite swarm. If you suspect termites of inhabiting your trees, knock on them. If it sounds hollow, that is an indication that you may have termites. Lastly, you may find mud tubes on materials that termites cannot chew through, such as foundation walls, stones, or bricks.

If termites have made their way into your home, you may see any of these signs inside your house as well. Due to the structural damage termites can cause inside, you may also see drooping walls. Termites bang their heads against their environment to signal to other termites that they are in need of assistance. Inside your home, you may observe this as a soft clicking noise.

How Much Damage Can Termites Do To My Property?

Termites in your yard should be taken very seriously. You might not think that termites on your property are that dangerous. What if they tunnel through an errant tree in the backyard, and it falls at an inopportune time? What if, instead of a tree, they attack the structural integrity of your child’s swing set? Beyond the damage that termites can cause to your outdoor spaces, it’s only a matter of time before they outgrow their outside colony and look to your home as the chosen environment for their satellite location. Ultimately, a termite infestation inside your home can lead to a complete collapse if left untreated.

Can I Prevent Termites On My Property?

There are a number of steps that you can take to help prevent termites on your property. Here are a number of the best practices to avail yourself of:

  • Remove wood from your home’s exterior
  • Cut tree branches away from your roof
  • Use of hardscaping near the home
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and install splash guards
  • Repair cracks in your home’s exterior as needed

Above all else, if you have a termite problem, call the professionals today!

What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Termites On My Property?

Termite infestations become a terribly expensive and potentially dangerous ordeal if not handled right away by trained professionals. If you suspect that you have termites on your property, call Green Home Pest Control today for a complete inspection. We are well-versed in dealing with all kinds of termites, from subterranean types to drywood termites. We’ll devise a plan for and help prevent termites from inhabiting your property in the future. If you are dealing with an ongoing infestation, we’ll devise a plan for termite treatments involving baits and sprays as needed to help ensure that termites become a worry of the past for you and your loved ones.

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