Termites are a winged pest that can invade your home and feed on the wood supporting your structure. As the termites grow in numbers and continue to feed, your home can begin to experience structural damages that can cause thousands of dollars in damages. It is imperative you are fully aware of the signs you may have a problem with termites. This will allow you to stop the problem and prevent further damage to your home. If you do find the signs of termites in your home, you need to seek services from Pest Control Ankeny IA right away.
* Termites love moist areas and often will hide in the areas right against your home. If you have mulch around your home, this provides the perfect environment for them to thrive. Periodically, you should brush aside the mulch against your home and check for signs of these insects. If they are found, this could mean you have a termite problem.
* One of the biggest signs of termites involves finding weakened areas in the wood in your home. You may tap on a wall and hear a hollow sound. Some people end up experiencing such damage, the wood in their flooring and other areas becomes weak and can actually give way when weight is put on it.
* In the spring, you will often see termites swarming in large groups. Though this does not necessarily mean you have an infestation, it could. If you see these swarms, you can contact Premier Pest Services Inc., so they can check your home for problems with termites.
* Finally, termites will often build mud nests on the sides of a structure or building. These mud tubes allow them to lay eggs and raise their young in shelter. To find out if your colony is active, you can break off a piece of one of the tubes and monitor it for a few days, to see if it becomes rebuilt.