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What are the signs of a termite infestation?

Termites are small insects that can do a lot of damage to your home if they are not dealt with quickly. They usually have a small white body, and some of them have wings. The winged termites are usually seen in the spring when they begin mating and come out of their nests after the winter. They will usually lose their wings and die once they have mated or if they enter an environment that is not conducive to surviving. If you have termites in the home or near the home, there could be structural damage to an area that is made of wood. 

termiteA common sign is a shelter tube. These are made of dirt and can usually be seen between bricks and concrete. These tubes offer protection for the termites from other animals while maintaining a dark and humid place to live. You could also see holes in trees where termites can live as well as tubes under the ground. 

If you pay attention to the noises in your home, especially when it's quiet, you can sometimes hear termites as they are working on the wood in your home. They usually dig deep into the inner surfaces of the wood and leave the top layers. The noise that you hear will sound like light tapping. If you notice any weak areas in the floor or the walls in conjunction with hearing this tapping, then you need to inspect further for termites. This sound is also present because the soldiers are communicating with the other termites. 

If you notice any wings from termites or a large number of dead termites on the floor, especially when the weather turns warmer, you need to contact a company that can come look for the termites and get rid of them. This sight often means that there is a colony somewhere and that they are swarming to find mates. Midwestern can use tools to look for termites inside and under the home. Once located, the company can eradicate the termites and use products to keep them away from the home in the future.

Contact Midwestern Termite & Pest Control and let our team of pest professionals help you rid your termite problems.

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