There are many l pests that can cause property damage in Pittsburgh, but the most destructive is the termite. They can eat through wooden structures and often go unnoticed for a long time, causing extensive damage. The average termite infestation homeowner will cost $3,000 to repair their home.

Termites can be difficult to spot because they hide well and live in walls, floors, and other areas that are not visible. It is possible to spot termites in your home, especially during the reproductive season. Knowing what termites look like will help you quickly identify them if they are found.

The position a termite holds in their caste system will affect how they look. The termite soldiers and workers are cream colored and have no wings. The termite swarmers are dark brown, black, and have translucent wings. They leave the nest to reproduce, expand, and expand the colony. Termites all have six legs and a long, narrow body.

These are the Five Most Common Signs of Termite Infestation

Although termite swarmers may be visible to some homeowners, they are not the only sign of an infestation. You can identify termites earlier and minimize the damage they can cause by knowing other signs.

These are the most obvious signs you might be dealing with termites.

  • If you are able to identify the signs, termites can be quite loud. You can listen out for rattling or buzzing sounds in walls, as well as a soft clicking sound.
  • Look out for termite droppings that look like a small amount of black powder.
  • You should be on the lookout for termite wings with a pale color.
  • Termites can be found around your home and property as one of the most common signs. Termite damage may include water damage, discolored drywall, and peeling paint.
  • Termite damage to wooden structures and other items is the most obvious. You should inspect for tight fitting doors and windows, holes in the wood or drywall, and buckling floors.

How to Prevent Termites

You can take preventive steps if you don’t see any signs of termite infestation. Reduce the likelihood of termite infestation and you can save yourself time, stress, money, and effort.

These are the best prevention steps.

  • You can limit soil-to-wood contact by putting a barrier between your foundation and the soil.
  • Take out any wood that has been damaged by water and store it away from your exterior.
  • Fix leaky faucets and pipes to address humidity problems. If your home is prone to excess moisture, dehumidifiers can be used.
  • Pest control professionals can provide preventative assistance.

What should you do if you see signs of termites?

Trying to eliminate termites on your own can be a costly and time-consuming mistake. It is extremely difficult to eradicate these destructive pests without professional help. Pittsburgh Pest Control is the best way to eliminate termite infestations.

Our termite treatment services include liquid termite treatments to create a barrier around your home’s foundation. Call us today at (412)-991-2693 to get started or for a free quote.

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