3 Signs You Have a Termite Infestation
3 Signs You Have a Termite Infestation
Termite extermination has come a long way, what started as termiticide being the only method to get rid of these pests has now evolved into there being tons of options including an environmentally friendly one. Termites are one of the more well-known pests that require a professional extermination service to get rid of. These pests are ruthless and will do some serious damage to your home by the time you realize that they even exist on your property. The predicted amount of damage is mind-boggling, is estimated at an average of $7,900 worth of damage done before the homeowner even realizes they need extermination. This can end up being a much larger number too depending on a lot of different factors, making having general knowledge on termites very important. Being able to tell what some of the early signs are is the key to preventing further damage to your house. At Accurate Pest Control, Inc. we know all of the signs for you to look out for. If any of the signs apply to you and your situation then it may be time to give our team at Accurate Pest Control, Inc. a call for a free estimate.
- Clicking Sounds
This is one of the most notable signs you could look out for when trying to figure out if you have a termite infestation. Termites bang their heads against the wood, especially when they detect danger coming such as hearing humans. In these situations, they bang their heads to warn other termites in their colony of the potential danger. This kind of clicking also happens when termites are eating the wood in your home. If you listen closely you can hear them eating and therefore determine that you are in need of extermination.
- Holes in Your Wood
When you start to notice holes in the wood of your house then you probably have termites. Holes, otherwise known as tunnels, are a clear indication that there are tons of termites calling your place home. Most of the time these tunnels are hard to spot and blend in with the rest of the house; however, when you see them your termite infestation is probably rather large. This is where the $7,900 amount of damage is already done before you know you have termite’s fact comes into play. You will not notice the holes until the damage is pretty bad, making this sign a huge indicator that you need to contact an expert at Accurate Pest Control, Inc.
- Hard to Open Doors and Windows
When your doors and window become significantly difficult to open it may be the cause of a variety of things, but if you notice this among other termite signs then chances are you have a termite infestation on your hands. Termites produce moisture when they eat through the wood in your house which clings onto doors and windows. This moisture can work similarly to glue and seal the openings to your home shut making it very difficult to open these doors and windows. The moisture can also make these parts of the home have a warped, distorted look to them. If something seems a little off with your doors and windows then something is probably off and it’s a good idea to call your local pest control experts at Accurate Pest Control, Inc.
For all of your termite or pest control extermination needs Accurate Pest Control, Inc. is here to help you. We assist a large portion of South Florida including all homes in Davie, Weston, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Coral Springs areas. If you have started to notice that some of the above signs are popping up in your home then it’s better to call an expert and be safe rather than sorry. Even if your suspicions are not correct, it’s better to have peace of mind knowing termites are not an issue in your home. As mentioned above the average termite damage before even knowing there is an issue is $7,900, a large amount of money that can be prevented by being overly cautious. Don’t regret not calling sooner, give us a call today for a free estimate at (954) 945-9154.