The Trick To Spotting Signs Of Termites On Your Greenville Property

May 14, 2021

If you're reading this, then you already know and dread the idea of termites residing on your Greenville property. These pests are more than annoying. They're harmful to your property thanks to feeding on wood.

termite damage in a wall of a greenville home

While they're not great for your home, they are beneficial to the environment since they help clean up dead trees and turn them into rich soil. This, in turn, also circulates air through the soil, which improves water flow within the soil.

Regardless of their benefit, these roughly ant-shaped insects don't belong anywhere near your property. That's why we're taking a look at how to spot the signs of an infestation, so you remain protected from an infestation.

Why Do Signs Of An Infestation Matter?

At first, it might seem easy to detect termites on the property. After all, it's not like the pest is invisible. Plus, damage to your property would be obvious right? That's not entirely true. Termites go deep into the wood, making it hard to see them.

Also, the damage is often mistaken for other causes like water damage, which also makes detection difficult. For these reasons, and more it's important to watch out for the signs of a termite infestation. Lastly, it's a good idea to invest in annual professional inspections, so any damage that occurs doesn't slip past your notice.

Signs Of An Infestation

Now that you know why the signs are important, it's time to examine the actual signs to look for when you suspect a termite infestation. Signs of an infestation include but aren't limited to: 

  • Swarmers: This is arguably the most visible sign of an infestation. When it's time for termites to reproduce and create another colony, they do what's called swarming. This involves the termites flying around in a circle. If you notice this sign, you have termites. Period.
  • Discarded Wings: In case you missed the swarm, you might notice the discarded wings instead. These are usually found near windowsills and doors.
  • Wood Damage: Not all wood damage is the result of a termite infestation. However, it's always worth considering them. If you notice a hollow sound within the wood, then you most likely have termites since they eat wood from the inside out.
  • Frass: This looks similar to sawdust and is the droppings left behind by termites. If you notice this sign around the foundation of your home, then it's highly possible you have an active infestation.
  • Mud Tubes: These provide a method of travel from their colony to a food source. They're also responsible for giving the termites moisture. You'll find these near the building's foundation if you have an active infestation.

Termite Protection From Greenville Pest Control 

Termite infestations are no joke and require professional intervention to correct. If you notice the signs of a termite infestation or observe termites, it's crucial to respond quickly. That's why our team at Greenville Pest Control is ready and willing to assist with your termite problem.

We have the tools and training necessary to stop the problem in its tracks. After our comprehensive inspection, our team begins treatment. Our treatment options are either a liquid treatment or baiting systems for a comprehensive solution that delivers results.

Part of what sets us apart from the others is we never assume the problem is resolved in one treatment. That's why we provide a follow-up service to ensure there's no doubt you're protected from future termite infestations.

Are you in need of termite control services? Then give our experts at Greenville Pest Control a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional termite control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.

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