How to Detect Termites Early

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How to Detect Termites Early Vancouver WA and Portland ORTermites are known as silent destroyers. They cause an estimated $5 billion in damage annually. Given the fact, termite damage isn’t covered by most home insurance policies, early detection is important when it comes to termites. At Summit Pest Management, we know the facts about termites. Our exterminators are trained to identify termite eggs and larvae and provide you with methods to get rid of them. If you’re concerned about termites, give us a call today to schedule your termite inspection.

Common Signs of Termites

Termites are a rarely seen pest, however, there are other ways to detect termites. If you see any of the following signs, it’s important to contact a termite exterminator to thoroughly inspect your property.

  • Mud tubes on your home’s exterior
  • Sagging or bubbled areas on the floor
  • Broken roof tiles
  • Unexplained cracks on ceiling beams, rafters, or on internal walls
  • Baseboards/floorboards sounding hollow or feeling weakened
  • Doors and windows sticking

How Do I Know If I Have Termites?

Termites are a year-round pest, but spotting them can be very tricky. Termites can live in wall voids and hollow doors for years going undetected! 

Your first clue of a termite problem might be the swarmers. Termite swarmers look very similar to flying ants. In the spring, termite swarmers fly around in search of a new location. You may see them near windows or see their discarded wings on window sills. 

Apart from spotting termite swarmers in the spring, another obvious indicator of their presence is the structural damage they can cause. Termites usually consume wood from the inside out, leaving a thin piece of wood, or even just the paint. When you tap or knock on an area, it will sound hollow or papery. 

Professional Termite Detection

If termite activity is discovered, it’s best to leave the inspections to the experts. Summit Pest Management has a unique understanding of termites. We’re experts in looking for the signs of termites around homes and businesses, and we have the technology to detect them when there are no visible signs. We’ll ensure your Portland OR area property stays termite-free all year long. To schedule your termite inspection, give us a call today!

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