Monday, July 18, 2011

How to Identify Termite Damage in Your Walls

Not certain if you need to begin the process for termite control? Start looking around your home for any blemishes in on your walls. As termites gnaw at the wood or drywall, walls will appear to bubble out, and have a slight give under pressure. You may see a crackling or a "salt and pepper" effect once any wall paper is removed. Pressing along the baseboard is for any weakness along the baseboard is a good way to determine if termite control is needed, as well.

Another good indicator of a termite infestation is the appearance of "mud tubes" forming along your walls. These provide shelter and passages for termites, and are about the width of a pencil. Typically, these structures built by termites stem from baseboards or along the perimeter of your home's foundation.

Upon inspection of your home, if you are able to isolate any of these occurrences of termite activity, it is best to call your local termite control experts immediately. It takes a minimum of two years for a termite colony to mature, and once visible damage is perceived, the situation inside your walls may be far worse than you expect.

1 comment:

  1. Great tips for pest control... Thank goodness I haven't had to deal with termites in my home... Knock on wood. Sorry for the awful pun.