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How To Tell If Your Chandler Property Has A Termite Problem

Many of us will do anything it takes when it comes to protecting our homes here in Chandler. We install locks, security systems, and video cameras, all in the name of security. However, many of us forget about one of the most devastating invaders of all — termites. Without intervention, these tiny insects can cause irreparable damage to your home. One of the reasons they are so dangerous is because spotting signs of termites is very difficult, especially to the untrained eye.

Below are some things to look out for if you are worried about termites infesting your home:

  • Mud tubes: Subterranean termites require very specific temperatures to thrive. To keep that environment stable for themselves, they will build pencil-sized mud tubes to travel through. One end is usually attached to a food source, such as a bush, and the other end will be attached to your house.
  • Stuck windows and doors: If you suddenly find yourself struggling to open or close windows and doors around your home, this could be one of the key signs of termites.
  • Droppings: As termites chew through wood, they will create pinpoint holes in your drywall and wooden boards to kick out their excrement, meaning you will find their droppings around your house. They tend to resemble pepper kernels.
  • Squeaky floorboards: Most of us have floorboards that creak when we walk across them; however, if you’re noticing that they seem excessively squeaky, this could be another indication that you have a termite infestation.

If you spot any of these signs, it is time to schedule a professional termite inspection with the pros at Green Home Pest Control!