Pennsylvania Termite Inspection
Although many of us do not want to think about termites, an infestation in your home will cause serious, long-lasting damage. These insects are quite crafty in remaining hidden from view, so sometimes their presence is not so obvious. If you do spot evidence of termite infiltration, call an educated inspector as soon as possible. Indications of these insects in your home include:
• Excavated wood with a thin exterior layer remaining
• Small holes in the wood. Termites eat the cellulose fibers of the wood.
• Muddy, moist material which the termites form using a combination of soil and secretions. The material is usually found as tubes which act as tunnels for the pests to move to and from the nest.
• Swarms that appear to be ants with wings. This likely means they are migrating to find a new nesting spot. The transfer occurs on warm days in the spring or autumn, usually following rain.
• Excessive amounts of wings that are discarded by the termites. This indicates they have gone onto their next phase of life.
While much of this is detectable to the homeowner, there could easily be space more difficult to probe. Leave this to a professional who will identify and eliminate the entire community of pests.