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What Are the Signs of a Termite Infestation?

Termites are elusive and rarely seen, which is why it is crucial to know the signs of termite activity around your home. A termite infestation in a structure is hard to spot, and damage may only be visible once the colony matures. Home and business owners should always be on the lookout for signs of termites to prevent a significant infestation. 

The common signs of a termite infestation include:

  • Termite droppings (frass)
  • Damaged/hollow wood
  • Piles of shed wings
  • Swarmer termites inside or outside the home
  • Mud tubes around the foundation of homes
  • Blisters on wood floors
  • Cracked or bubbling paint
  • Small holes in drywall

How to Look For Signs of Termites in Memphis TN Metro Area

Noticing an early termite infestation can be difficult as they typically hide inside the structure or burrow underground. A termite infestation may only be apparent once the mature colony has caused extensive damage. Some signs of termite activity and damage include:

  1. Termite Activity 
    • Droppings or frass: Frass appear as tiny coffee-ground-like pellets
    • Discarded wings: Shed wings can be found in piles
    • Swarmers: Reproductive termites are often seen as they search for a new colony. They are commonly confused with flying ants.
  2. Termite Damage
    • Homes in walls
    • Mud tubes or cracks along the foundation
    • Peeling paint
    • Blisters on wood floors
    • Hollow sounds when knocking on wood

Do I Have a Termite Infestation?

Finding signs of termite activity on your property often indicates you have a termite infestation. Termites are some of the most feared pests as they are difficult to detect until an infestation has become significant and is already causing costly damage to your home. If you find signs of termites, contacting a professional termite exterminator is crucial. At Allied Termite & Pest Control, we offer routine inspections to catch and stop termite infestations before they start!

What Are The Signs of a Termite Infestation? Serving Cordova & Somerville, TN

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