Home Repairs

Common Signs of Termites

Termites can present a danger to homes in many areas of the country. It is important to discover and address a termite infestation as soon as possible. Here are a few of the most common signs of termites. Looking for these indicators can help you find a termite infestation early so you can mitigate it before there is severe damage to your home.

Swarms and Wings

Termites fly when they are looking for a new home. At night or after heavy rain, you may be able to see termites flying near your home. After termites start a colony, they lose their wings. In many cases, you may see signs of discarded wings around your home. If you notice any physical signs of a possible colony, you may want to look for providers of termite treatments fort myers fl immediately. 

Scratching and Clicking

Termites make sounds when they are living inside a home’s walls. You may hear clicking sounds that termites make when they are warning the colony of danger. You may also be able to hear the sound of termites eating if you press your ear to any of the infested wood in your home. 

Stuck Windows and Doors

If you notice that it is hard to open your doors and windows, it may be from termites. While warping of door and window frames can happen in hot and/or damp weather, termites also create moisture inside the wood as they eat and build tunnels. It’s a good idea to check for other signs of termites if you find it difficult to open your windows and doors.

Termites can cause significant damage to your home if you allow them to build a colony. While the individual insects are small and often hard to find within your home’s structure, you can detect their presence through other signs. If you see discarded wings, hear scratching, or find warping in your windows or doors, it may be time for termite treatments.