Termites come in a few types, and they are all very destructive. If you have them in your home, it’s likely you don’t care which type they are, and you want them gone. However, for information’s sake, we’ll let you know there are dry wood, subterranean, and damp wood termites. Regardless of what type you have, it would help if you had termite control in Salem, OR.
As the name suggests, damp wood termites prefer moist conditions and will flourish in wet and damp areas of your home and make a meal of wood in those areas.
So how do you know if you’re fighting with termites, regardless of the type? There are a few simple ways to identify an infestation:
- Wood that Sounds Hollow
- Cracked Paint on Wood
- Wood Floor Damage
- Sagging Wood Pieces
- Winged Insect Groups
- Mud Tubes on Walls
- Termite Droppings
Once you’ve established that there are termites, or that it’s another type of wood-destroying pest, you need to take corrective action right away. A professional exterminator company can eliminate the problem and use pesticides and other methods to prevent them from recurring in your home or business. As with any pest it pays to be vigilant and act immediately once you have suspicions or evidence.