We tend to think of termites as something that would be found in the walls and the wooden frame of your home, and they can be. However, anything that is wood is a target for their destructive investigation. Even if you do not have hardwood floors in your home, you are not safe from their invasion.
Termites tend to target the path of least resistance, which typically is rotten or water damaged wood. They also enjoy the softer sub floors that may be under your actual flooring. However, if you know what to look for, you can catch termites before they do too much damage to your floors.
Signs of termites in your flooring include:
- Squeaky areas in the floor
- Hollow sounding areas
- Splits, cracks, or holes in the floor
- Baseboard damage
One final and most major sign is that termites can look stunningly like water damage to a floor. Areas may rise, bubble, buckle, or discolor when termites are going to work. It might have water damage already, but termites make the signs more noticeable as they do their work.
When you notice any of these signs, you will want to do a little more investigation. When you pull up the area, you will likely find frass, the byproduct left behind by termites, and you will be able to see the termite tunneling in the wood.
Once you have noticed this, it is time to call a professional right away. The longer termites are left to roam unchecked, the more expensive damage they can do to your home’s structure. If you have found signs of a possible termite infestation in your home, contact us today. Pest Solutions can make sure that termites and any other kind of pest plaguing your home are evicted right away.