Warning Signs Of Termites Inside Phoenix Homes

four termites on wood

Termites can be a homeowner's worst nightmare. Despite their small size, these tiny bugs are notorious for causing significant damage to homes. Interestingly, most termites are completely blind, but their lack of vision doesn't hinder their destructive abilities. If you suspect a termite infestation on your property, it's crucial to seek assistance from a professional Phoenix pest control specialist. At Protection Termite Control, we specialize in detecting early signs of termite infestations and taking swift action to prevent any further damage to your home. By identifying and addressing the issue promptly, we can protect your property from the harmful effects of these INSECTS.

Subterranean Termites in the Valley

Subterranean termites live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas above ground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive “mud tubes” to gain access to a food source and also to protect themselves from open air. They feed on products containing cellulose such as studs in walls, newspaper, cabinets, attic joists, baseboards, door jambs and much more. Subterranean termites swarm in spring – groups of reproductive termites go off to start a new colony. By far, subterranean termites are the most destructive species.

  • Common signs of Subterranean Termites: 
  • Small holes the size of a pinpoint in your drywall
  • Hollowed-out wood
  • Discolored drywall
  • Blistered wood
  • Peeling or cracking paint
  • Squeaky or buckling floorboards
  • Dirt tubes hanging from ceiling
  • Dirt tunnels on foundation walls outside and in garage 
  • Dirt tunnels forming on walls 

Drywood Termites 

These social insects infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil. They infest areas like attic joists, studs in walls, door frames, baseboards and even furniture. To protect your investment, call Protection Termite to have one of our highly trained professionals inspect your home or business. Do not wait –Common sign of drywood termites:

  • Swarms of reproductive termites, which emerge from small holes in the wood
  • Wings of the same size, especially near a window sill or other light source
  • Frass, which are termite droppings that look like sawdust
  • Blistering, peeling, or damage of the wood surface
  • Hollow sounding wood or wood tunnels

How To Reduce Your Risk For Termites

Many of the termites that can be found around your home are attracted to moisture and wet. Some of the things that you can do to prevent termites from invading your property include:

  • Keep crawl spaces and other areas of your home well-ventilated
  • Don't stack firewood too close to your home
  • Make sure there is no wood-to-ground contact on your property
  • Don't put mulch around your home
  • Make sure that your gutter system is working properly to reduce water buildup around your home

Termites can sneak into your property and stay out of sight for a long time. In order to keep your property termite free, you should have it regularly inspected and treated by a professional termite control specialist. 

Why Protect Your Home From Termites With Professional Treatment

Having a Professional termite treatment done in Phoenix by Protection Termite Control will provide a barrier that you cannot get from DIY methods if you are struggling with termites on your property. Protection Termite Control knows just how to help. We have been providing Pest and Termite control solutions for over 20 years and provide over 20,000 services in the valley of the sun each year. Give us a call today to see how we can help you live a termite-free life.