Signs That You Have Termites On Your Roseville Property

termite tubes on a cement pipe

You might have a run-in with termites if you have a wooden fence around your property, a wooden shed outback, a deck, a home that is made of wood, or wooden structures supporting your home... As you can tell, basically any homeowner in Roseville could find themselves with a termite problem.

So how do you know if termites are destroying your home? What attracts termites and how can you get rid of them? Neighborly Pest Management is here to answer these questions and keep your home protected from termite destruction.

Termite Infestations: What And Why?

Termites are tiny white or tan bugs that feed on cellulose, which is found in wood. These pests hardly ever come into the open, since doing so could kill them. Instead, they live underground and spend their time traveling back and forth between their nest and the wood they are eating.
Termites are attracted to wood. They are especially drawn to wood that is softer and easier to eat. This could include damaged wood, old wood, and wet wood. They love moisture and humidity, so they will more likely be found in damp areas.

Identifying An Infestation

How do you know if you have termites if you can’t see them? Luckily they leave a few signs.

  • Soft clicking noises. Where there is one termite, there are more. You could have hundreds of termites moving through your walls, so you may hear their movement inside your walls.
  • Mud tubes. Termites need a safe way to get from their underground nest to the wood they feed on. They sometimes build small tunnels made of mud. You’ll find these around the foundation of your home, often leading from moist dirt to the wood of your house.
  • Damage in your home. If termites have been in your house for some time, you may begin to see signs of damage. Doors and windows will stick and become difficult to open. You may also see that the walls have a slight bulge, or the floor seems uneven.
  • Swarmers. Termite swarmers are winged termites that emerge in the spring to mate and create new colonies. You may see these ant-like insects flying in a swarm. You may only see one or two, or you may only notice their shed wings along the ground. Any of these are signs of a possible termite infestation.

Dealing With Termites

Termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to a home, and they cause billions of dollars of damage to American homes and businesses each year. However, just because you have termites doesn’t mean there’s no hope for your home. If you catch termites soon enough, they can be taken care of before it’s too late. This is where Neighborly Pest Management comes in. We understand how important your home is. We have termite control systems that target the entire termite colony.
If you suspect that there are termites in your home, don’t hesitate. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can determine the scope of the problem and work with you to create the next steps. Your home isn’t lost, we have the tools and experience to clear termites away from your home as quickly as possible.
Now that you know what signs to look for, it’s important to always be vigilant and to call Neighborly the second you suspect you have termites. We’d love to come to help you save your home.