If your home is currently infested with termites, you may have no recourse other than the services of a professional pest control company. But how can you be sure that your home is truly infested? Ahead of a professional evaluation, look for these three red flags that herald the need for termite control.
When termites take their maiden flight from their nest, they instinctively twist off their wings after they land, as they will never use them after that initial flight. A collection of discarded wings means that a colony has already hatched and established themselves in the structure of your home.
These tunnels in and out of your house can be visually identified outside your home, near your foundation. They are approximately the width of a pencil. Termites use these tunnels to regulate temperature, so this red flag in conjunction with a collection of discarded wings is a sure sign that you need an evaluation.
This is the ultimate warning sign when identified in conjunction with discarded wings and mud tubes. When wood damage appears, it could mean devastation to your homes wooden structures and should be addressed immediately.
If your Troutdale home experiences any of the aforementioned red flags, contact Wildwoods Pest Control immediately for a consultation. Wildwoods is proud to serve our Troutdale community with the finest, safest and most effective pest control services. Visit our About Us page to learn more about our processes and methods.