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How To Tell If There Are Termites In The Home

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When you think about protecting your home, you typically think about securing it from intruders and protecting it against severe weather. If your home is leaky during a rainstorm, you get your roof fixed. If you are worried about burglars, you install an alarm system. But what about protecting it from damaging pests like termites? Termites are incredibly destructive insects and can bring a home to its knees. If your home has had previous problems with termites, then you probably know what the signs of termites in the home look like. Unfortunately, the first signs of termites can easily go unnoticed, especially if you aren’t looking for these insects. Indications of termites are often ignored by the untrained eye. Some people think that what they are seeing is wood that has been damaged by the weather when in truth it could be teeming with termites.

Signs of termite damage to look out for include:

  • Wood that appears worn or weather-damaged
  • Sagging window frames or door frames
  • Floors that appear to sag
  • Wood that has mud inside it
  • Tiny piles of sawdust around wooden beams or furniture
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped upon
  • Painted wood surfaces that look cracked or distorted
  • Shed termite wings inside the home

Since it can take a long time for termite damage to become obvious, it is important to catch these pests before they have a chance to create a full-blown mess inside the wood of your home. Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have termites in your home, it is necessary to find a pest control professional who knows how to get rid of termites as well as how to keep them from returning.

At Action, our termite control services include inspections that will recognize any existing termite colonies as well as treatment options to eliminate them. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a termite-free property! If you suspect your home is playing host to termites, a good plan of action is to have a termite inspection done. This can help you determine whether there are termites on your property actively eating away at your home, or if there is previous termite damage that has gone unnoticed. To learn more about how our professionals can help you with a potential termite problem.

If you live in Indianapolis and you are worried about termites, please contact the pros at Action today. We would be more than happy to discuss our termite control solutions with you and set up an inspection to give you the kind of peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe from damaging termites.