A home is said to be infested with termites when the insects enter a structure, burrow into wooden areas within, and begin to feed, build nests, and reproduce. Once a termite establishes a nest in the foundation of your home, a termite infestation can quickly spread to other areas in the home, making it difficult to narrow down nests for treatment. Once a home or business is infested with termites, these insects will begin to cause structural damage to the structure by eating its wooden foundation.
Where should you look for a termite infestation?
Being able to look around your home and spot a termite infestation isn’t simple at all—mainly because the majority of insects live in places that are inaccessible or too small for humans to see, such as baseboards, interior walls, window sills, under wooden floors, crawl spaces, and soffit areas. Occasionally, you may find signs of termite infestations in easier to reach places, such as attics, door frames, wooden furniture, door frames, and window frames. Termites aren’t limited to wooden delicacies inside your home either; decks, patios, porches, tree stumps, sheds, and garages are also termite hotspots.
The exterior of your home can provide clues as to how termites have entered your home if you suspect an infestation. Because termites often seek moist areas, plumbing structures outside your home are a great place to start; look for cracks and crevices nearby and any kind of damage.