Got Termites in Your Home? Here Are 5 Ways to Tell

Termites cause $5 billion in damages for American homeowners every year. This means that early identification and swift termination are essential to preserving your home’s integrity and value. You probably know that some termites live underground, and others can live inside your walls. So how are you supposed to find termites in the first place? Here are five ways to tell whether you have termites in your home. 1.  Wood that sounds hollow. If wooden components of the structure sound hollow when you knock on them, termites may be eating the wood from the inside out. Knock on the wood of your house to see whether something might be home. 2.  Swarms of winged insects, or piles of discarded wings. Subterranean termites most often swarm at new locations during springtime. Drywood termite swarms are less seasonably predictable. Most homeowners who find termites will identify the bugs along the outside foundation edge. Spotting a swarm of winged insects or piles of discarded wings around


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