Physical Signs of a Termite Infestation: Part 2

In part 1 of our series on the physical signs of a termite infestation, we examined on of the most obvious signs of termite infestation: tunnels. In part 2, we will examine two slightly less obvious signs termite infestation.

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  • Pellets

Drywood termites infest homes and business in other ways.  Unlike Subterranean termites, Drywood termites fly in and colonize inside the home.  They enter homes through gaps in eaves, cracked or peeling paint, door frames, and window frames.

Drywood termites are good house keepers.  After eating wood inside a wall, the create kick holes or exit holes in the wall.  They can then, start cleaning house, and kicking the fecal pellets out of the hollow galleries.

  • The presence of “swarmers”

The second red flag that termites are infesting is the presence of winged swarmers: these are winged termites that are produced when the colony has multiplied extensively. Their job is to find new nesting places where they can set up satellite colonies. March and April are big months for swarmers, but a warm autumn also works. They are often mistaken for flying ants, but don’t take any chances: if you see something that looks like a swarmer call for a termite home inspection right away.

Termites breed in thousands and have a highly organized and efficient colony structure. When you spot any of these signs don’t hesitate to call the termite control experts at Arizona’s Best Choice for an inspection. We provide custom termite treatments in AZ that suit each situation’s unique termite control needs. Our professionally trained staff knows how to eliminate Arizona termites for good, and provides every customer with a warranty to back up our services. If it’s time for a termite inspection, visit us online to find the location closest to you

When you spot any of these signs don’t hesitate to call the termite control experts at Arizona’s Best Choice for an inspection.

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