Thousands of homes become infested with termites each year. Sadly, these small pests are able to do a tremendous amount of damage before most homeowners discover that they have them. In fact, termites cause about four billion dollars in damages to commercial buildings and homes each year. Sadly, many homeowners feel that it’s impossible for them to get termites in their homes, especially if they live in a home that is fairly new. Unfortunately, new homes can become infested with termites just as easily as older homes. Therefore, it’s important to look for signs that your home may be infested with termites as well as some ways to prevent them.
One sign that you may indicate that you have a termite problem is if you’ve noticed that there are several large winged insects swarming the outside of your house. This typically happens on warm days. Another sign that may indicate that your home is infested with termites is if you notice mud tunnels on the outside of your home. Termites typically use these tunnels as a way to travel to their food source. If you break one of these tunnels open, you will likely find termites living inside of them. Keep in mind that it is still possible to have termites even if your haven’t noticed any of the signs of a termite invasion. Therefore, the only way to be sure that you have a termite problem is to have your home inspected by an exterminator who specializes in Termite Control on Oceanside.
Of course, there are a few things that you can do to prevent your home or business from becoming infested with termites such as by removing any stumps or pieces lumber that are near the foundation of your home or business. If there are any standing pools of water around your home or business it’s a good idea to get rid of those pools, which may be caused by clogged gutters or a water leak. If you’ve tried to prevent a termite infestation, but still feel like your home may be invaded by termites, you should contact in Oceanside. When you contact them, they will be able to come to your home and do a complete termite inspection. If an exterminator determines that you do have termites, they will tell you about possible treatment options.