With cold temperatures finally becoming the norm, many homeowners and business owners may feel like termite activity in or around their home may come to a halt until the warmer months. While pests like mosquitos likely won’t be much of a threat during these conditions, termites are an unlikely nemesis that is often underestimated by many. Unfortunately, the activity from this destructive pest doesn’t end when cold weather arrives as they continue to cause damages year-round.
Unlike other pests, termites have the ability to dig deeper underground, or into your home, to find more warmth as well as access to food and moisture. This means that any termites that are currently inside of your home or are making their way into it, could still be causing year-round damage without you even realizing it. However, it is unlikely to see swarmers during colder months and egg production will slow substantially.
Signs of Termites
There are many subtle signs that can hint the presence of a termite colony inside of your home or business. If you are experiencing any of these problems in your home, it could signal a more serious problem that requires the assistance of a termite control specialist. During termite infestation you may find:
- Wood Damages – Because termites feed on cellulose materials, wood and wood products found in your home are at most risk of becoming damaged. Walls that have bubbled paint or discolored drywall are typically a good indicator, especially if it is noticeably hollow after tapping on it.
- Mud Tubes – When examining the foundation of your structure, you may find the presence of mud tubes. These small tunnels can indicate passageways from termite feeding locations to a colony of subterranean termites.
Pied Piper Services for Termite Control
At Pied Piper Services, we have skilled pest technicians who specialize in termite inspections for your home or business. These technicians know exactly what to look for when inspecting your property for termites. A professional termite inspection is the best way to find out if your home has fallen victim to the fierce destruction of termites, it is also a great way to be proactive and combat termites before they even have a chance to invade your home.