Signs of Termites in Your Home

Termites are a major problem in San Diego. These destructive insects can cause extensive damage to homes and businesses, and it is important to be able to recognize the signs of a termite infestation.

Termites are a major problem in San Diego. These destructive insects can cause extensive damage to homes and businesses, and it is important to be able to recognize the signs of a termite infestation.

Here are some telltale signs to watch for:

  1. Tiny, pinpoint holes in drywall. Termites often create small holes in the drywall as they tunnel through the wood. These holes can be difficult to see, but they may be visible if you look closely. You may also see some granular material below these holes, also known as “kickouts” where the termites push out the waste.
  2. Visible mazes or tunnels within furniture or walls. If you see any visible mazes or tunnels in your furniture or walls, it is a good indication that you have a termite problem.
  3. Areas that mimic water damage. Termites can cause damage that looks similar to water damage. This is because they release moisture as they eat wood, which can cause the wood to swell and warp.
  4. Swollen ceilings and floors. Swollen ceilings and floors can be a sign of termite damage. This is because termites often build mud tubes to travel from the ground to the wood they are feeding on. These mud tubes can add weight to ceilings and floors, causing them to sag. You may also see mud tubes along the foundation at the base of your exterior walls or in your garage.
  5. Buckling floorboards. Buckling floorboards are another sign of termite damage. This is because termites can weaken the wood in floorboards, causing them to buckle.

If you see any of these signs, contact Bite Away for a free evaluation immediately. Termites can cause extensive damage to your home or business, and it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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