Bug Tip Tuesday | Signs of Termite Damage

It is not always possible for an untrained individual to see evidence of termites; however, homeowners can sometimes identify a potential termite problem by being vigilant in and around the home. If you see any of the following, it’s time to contact a pest professional who can immediately determine the extent of the problem and provide a recommendation about the appropriate course of treatment.

  • Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home
  • Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Darkening or blistering of wood structures
  • Uneven or bubbling paint
  • Small piles of feces that resembles sawdust near a termite nest
  • Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills indicating swarmers have entered the home

By: National Pest Management Association

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