How to Tell If Your Tempe Home Has a Termite Problem

Simply hearing the word “termite” can make any homeowner shake in their boots. Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can enter a property. These pests are notorious for causing over $5 billion in property damages every year, totaling around 600,000 homes in the United States. Of course, no one wants to be part of such a devastating statistic; however, many property owners neglect to invest in termite control services. Sometimes signs of termite problems are apparent, but in many cases, most don’t recognize them because not only do people not know what to look for, but they also already have it in their minds that they don’t have a termite problem. Some signs of a termite problem include:

  • Windows And Doors That Stick: If your windows or doors seem hard to open or close, especially if they weren’t at first but suddenly became that way, you could have a termite problem. Termites eat through the wood around your doors and windows; it causes the wood to warp, making them difficult to open or close.
  • Mud Tubes: Mud tubes are the transit systems, so to speak, termites travel from the ground into your property or their food sources in the tubes. They are then protected from the outdoors as they have high moisture needs.
  • Termite Swarmers And Discarded Wings: Swarmers are the reproductive species of termites. If you see them or their discarded wings, they’re a definite sign that you either have termite activity on your property or termite activity is happening nearby.
  • Termite Droppings: Termite droppings tend to look like sawdust. If you see this around your property and haven’t seen any wood, you have a termite problem.
  • Wallpaper Or Paint Damage: This sign can sometimes look like water damage. If you see bubbling paint or discolored wallpaper, it’s a sign that you either need to get some home repairs done or that you need to call a pest control professional. Home repairs sometimes discover termite problems.
Protect your home with an inspection

If you notice any of these signs, having your home inspected as a safety precaution never hurts. At Green Home Pest Control, we can guarantee you that our termite control services are much more affordable as a preventive measure than what it will cost you in-home repairs due to termites infesting your Tempe property. Give us a call to schedule your inspection and stop a termite infestation before it has the opportunity to happen.