Do You Have a Termite Problem in Your Home?

Have you noticed tiny piles of sawdust around your home, or heard strange munching noises in the walls? You probably aren’t expecting this answer, but there is a possibility you have termites traversing the walls of your home. If you suspect you have a termite problem, it’s best to look for signs or clues that confirm your suspicions before further damage is caused.

Where there is wood, there is a chance of termites. But fortunately, if you do find evidence of a termite infestation in your home, there’s Amherst Exterminators to call for relief.

Not quite sure its termites in your home? Here are a few simple tricks to help you know for sure.

  1. Look for piles of wings most likely in your basement during spring when a reproductive swarm happens.
  2. Look for hollowed-out wood. This indicates that termites have eaten through wooden parts of your home. Tap on the wood where you suspect termites have been, and listen for a hollowed-out sound.
  3. Look for mud tunnels or tubes that are as wide as a pencil. These are found along the walls inside and outside of your home near the foundation, in which the termites build with their own six short and stubby legs.

Depending on the type of termite that has entered your home, additional signs include buckling paint, tiny holes in wood, and swollen floors and ceilings.

Finding one termite doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infestation, but it should raise a red flag. While you inspect your house for termites, be on the lookout for the aforementioned signs to determine whether you have a pest problem or not. If you suspect you do have an infestation and want to confirm your findings with a professional, please call Amherst Exterminators at 716-908-2475. We’ll be able to put your mind at ease and ensure your home is termite-free.