There are more than two thousand different types of termites in the world. However, there’s no reason for you to learn all the different types; we do that for you. Contrary to what you may think, they have a beneficial impact in the wild. They recycle wood and plant material. However, they aren’t as useful when they’re devouring structural lumber. Annually tens of thousands of residential structures have to be treated for termites.

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How to know if you have a termite infestation?

Here is a list of signs that you should be aware of. If these signs are present in your home, contact us immediately.

  • Mud tubes on the wall – they build these tubes to travel to and from their food source. It is usually made of mud and dirt.
  • Discarded wings – this is usually the first sign noticed by homeowners when they have an infestation. It typically happens when two termites start mating.
  • Hollow sounding timber – they usually consume woods from the inside out. So when you try to knock or tap a damaged wood, it will sound hollow because some of the parts of the wood has been eaten up.
  • Hard to open window or door – their excrement or ‘mud’ creates a protective environment that traps heat and moisture. This causes timber to swell, making it harder to open or close the infested windows and doors.
  • Termite droppings – they often leave behind brown-colored and grainy fecal mounds. These are called fecal pellets. It is usually found underneath the infested wood.

Schedule your Inspection today

One of many ways people often find out they have an infestation is by coming across damaged wood. It also isn’t uncommon to discover this by noticing mud tunnels going from the ground and up foundation walls. If you have found signs, you can call Pest Control Of Vista to schedule your termite inspection.

If termites are invading your property give our experts a call at  (760) 659-5635 and we’d be glad to resolve any queries you have.