This is a scary question that every homeowner has to face. If the answer is “yes,” obviously you need to seek recourse right away. Termites are one of the most damaging pests, as they can tear through the stud work and interior of your home. Without this strong infrastructure, your home becomes vulnerable, and the repairs could get costly quickly. If the answer is “no,” then you’re in good shape, and want to continue to take steps that ensure termites don’t enter your home. If the answer is “I don’t know,” then you’ll want to investigate right away to determine whether or not there are termites in your home.
Inspect Your Home for Possible Termite Damage
Loose tiles, holes, and sagging floors are all evidence of possible termite infestation. The fastest way to spot the work of these hard-to-see bugs is by examining wood at the site of the damage. If you notice a honeycomb hole pattern along the grain of the wood, this may be the work of subterranean termites. Drywood termites typically eat up much bigger sections of wood, but consume less overall. Large holes in the lumber can come from these critters. If you discover termite damage, call a pest control expert right away. If your home is clear, make sure you take preventative steps.
Remove Easy Food Sources and Protect Entry Points
Like any other pest, termites end up in your home because they find a convenient-enough way in. Decaying wood in the yard or near the house can be a top food source for termites. Be sure to keep this material away from your home so that termites aren’t invited into the area. Of course, depending on your foundation material, you may have some wood-to-ground contact. This is the most likely entry point for termites, so spray these areas and keep a vigilant eye out for signs of damage.
If You Spot Termite Damage, Call an Expert
Carmel Valley Pest Control is your expert for termites and other pests that cause damage to your home. The professionals at Carmel Valley can evaluate your home for damage, eliminate current pests, and protect against future threats. For a consultation, contact Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.