Termites are among the most common—and destructive—pests found in schools, businesses, and other highly-populated buildings.
Many signs point to termite infestations, but here are a few to keep your eye out for:
1️⃣ 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱: Termites eat your walls from the inside out, so they can be challenging to spot. These tiny pests hollow out wood studs within walls without emerging, causing them to sound empty when you tap on them.
2️⃣ 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: Discarded termite wings can be found near closed windows, doors, and other home-access points. You may notice piles of these discarded wings, but that doesn’t mean the termites are dead. They may be busy trying to build a new colony nearby.
3️⃣ 𝗕𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿: Termite pinholes in drywall are capped with a small speck of dirt, and the bubbling beneath your wallpaper or paint can be evidence of termites.
4️⃣ 𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 (𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀): Mounds of pellets resembling sawdust or coffee grounds may be excrement from dry wood termites.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs around your home or business, it’s time to dig a little deeper (no pun intended). Learn more about signs of termites >> https://ow.ly/57HX50PKevt