How to Find Termites Outside of Your Home

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How to Find Termites Outside of Your Home

The most feared pest of all: termites. There isn’t any bug you want to share your space with, but termites are certainly the most costly of all pests, causing $5 billion worth of structural damage each year in the United States. Even if you don’t have any signs of them inside, that doesn’t mean they aren’t lurking around close by, ready to infiltrate your walls. Learn how to find termites outside of your home so you can get rid of them before they come in.

How to Find Termites Outside of Your Home

  • Look for areas with high moisture. Inspect your yard in any areas with high moisture and direct sunlight, like mulch beds, under downspouts, fallen tree limbs and uncovered firewood. If you notice ant-like insects around, you might actually be watching termites at work.
  • Check for mud tubes. These tubes have a distinct appearance that sometimes “climbs up” areas outside of your home. Mud tubes are the small tunnels around a termite nest. They are about the size of a pencil and made of small particles of soil, feces, and wood. The tubes are used as tunnels for the termites to go between their nest and food source.
  • Wood damage. Inspect any wood on your property, like swingsets and picnic tables. Termite-destructed wood begins to sound hollow. It can also crumble or look damaged for no immediately obvious reason.
  • Call in the professionals. Whether you want peace of mind or you suspect you might have termites nearby, it’s best to call a professional to have it checked out. They act fast, and their destruction is expensive to repair. If you suspect termite activity inside or outside your home, the time to act is now. Contact the knowledgable exterminators at Green Pest Solutions to prevent these pests from further damaging your home. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to schedule a free estimate.

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Guide to Termites

Guide to Termites

Protect your home from the devastation that termites can cause by knowing how to identify them, warning signs of their presence, and steps to prevent an infestation.