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Termites are issues for many homes in Surprise, Arizona and we, unfortunately, are home to two types of termites, subterranean and drywood. So no matter if you own a newly built home, an older home, or anything in between, you should know what to do about termites.

How Do I Know If I Have Termites In My Surprise House?

In most cases, termites aren’t immediately apparent and can go unnoticed for years, during which time they can cause extensive and expensive damage. But there are signs of termites you should look for to catch a termite infestation early:

  • Swarmers: Termite reproductives, also known as swarmers, will leave their current colony to find a new location and establish another colony.
  • Dropped wings: Once swarmers land in a new location, they will drop their wings which you might find near baseboards or windowsills.
  • Sounds: Different sounds are associated with termites, including soft clicking, rustling, and rattling. The clicking sounds are made by termites banging their heads to alert the colony of danger, while the other sounds are created by termites moving through walls and feeding.
  • Droppings: Termite droppings, also known as frass, look similar to ground coffee.
  • Mud tubes: Subterranean termites use mud tubes to travel from their nest to a food source. These tubes are usually around the foundation and out of dirt, saliva, and droppings.
  • Damage: Termite damage can easily be confused with damage by other pests or issues. But you can identify termite damage because it’s messy and rough.

If you see any of these signs or are worried about termites on your property, you should contact area experts at Green Home Pest Control. Our services target your specific needs, removing active termites and preventing future ones.