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by Jason Neale
Termites are one of the most dangerous pests that can invade a house. The problems they cause are not focused on attacks on the residents of the house, but attacks on the structures of the house itself. Termites may be difficult to detect as they could be hiding well inside wooden structures of the house. And before you know it, your house may be in danger of totally collapsing because the wooden structures have been eaten away by termites. Signs of termites living in the wooden structures of the house need to be detected early on to prevent further damage to the house and to save the structures before they disintegrate.
Detecting the Presence of Termites
There are tell-tale signs that there are termites living in the house. There could be small drops of sawdust indicating that wood pulp is being eaten, or it is possible that you would see insect wings in small piles. You can also test the wood by tapping it and if it sounds like it is hollow, then it is possible that termites are inside eating up the structures. You may also notice some pinholes in the wooden walls, or there could be mud piles from the ground up to the wooden structures. If termites are suspected of residing in the house, termite inspections are recommended to know the extent of the problem and devise a way to prevent damage to the house.
Termite Inspection by a Professional Pest Control Company
A professional pest control company would be best to call to conduct the termite inspection. A total inspection is important to protect yourself from costly repairs in case the wooden structures get completely damaged. A termite inspection would cover all parts of the building, including the basement and the ground where termites are expected to originate. Termite inspectors will also cover the garden and nearby trees to check for any instances of termite population.
The inspection can last between one to two hours and this could mean significant cost savings, considering the potential damage that these pests could cause your property. These pests can remain undetected, so it would be best to conduct a thorough termite inspection to find them. These termites would also be undetectable during the cold winter months as they hibernate once the temperature drops. But the cold weather does not kill them and they will surely attack again once it gets warm. Upon finding out that there are indeed termites present in the house, the best way to get rid of them is by hiring the services of a professional pest control company.