According to recent reports, Myrtle Beach termites cause more damage to residential homes than natural environmental occurrences such as hurricanes, fires and floods. The primary reason for this is the ability of termites to quickly consume wooden structures, including the foundation of houses, while remaining hidden. As a result, termites can easily make a house collapse without the homeowner noticing.
There are times, however, when homeowners see signs of termite infestation. On the other hand, these are often when the termites have already done a lot of damage to their homes. What is worse is that the resulting repairs are expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are things that homeowners can do to protect their homes from termite damage.
According to Myrtle Beach pest control experts, the key to protecting your home from termite damage is learning how to identify the signs of termite infestation. Although it is true that one would need years of training and experience in order to effectively and quickly detect the signs of infestation, there are basic ones that you should know about in order to avoid damage from Myrtle Beach termites.
1. Holes in window frames, hardwood floors, and other wooden structure of your house
One thing that you should know about termites is that they use mud tunnels as a mode of transportation. The holes that you see are their entry and exit points. So there may not be a lot of them in one place. If you see small holes, you should also look for indentions in the same area to confirm that the holes are indeed the work of termites.
Keep in mind that these pests have the ability to consume the wood from the inside and leave the outer part in tact so there are no obvious signs of their presence. Once you notice these, you should call your local pest control expert at once and have them conduct a more thorough inspection to confirm your observations.
2. Wood beams that are sagging and floor boards that are uneven
This is one of the severe signs of termite infestation. If you notice that your wood beams are sagging and your floor boards are becoming uneven, this means that the termites in your house have already done a lot of damage to your home. And because of this, you should immediately call in a professional to help you eliminate the termites. You should also consider calling your local builder to assist you in repairing the damage that the termites have caused.
3. Swarming Myrtle Beach termites
This does not always happen but when it does, it means that you have a bigger termite problem because termite swarms indicate that the colony in your house has increased enormously in size. Swarming is actually a part of the life cycle of termites. When a colony matures, it releases swarmers or winged termites to come out of the colony to look for their mates and start a new colony of their own. Unfortunately, this new colony or colonies may be somewhere inside your home, too.
If you need professional assistance in confirming and resolving your problems with Myrtle Beach termites, call AAA Pest Control now.
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