While some areas of the country aren’t as likely to deal with termites, they are a common occurrence in the Fort Worth area. Because of the high risk of a costly infestation, the best way to go about protecting your home is to understand termite behavior and take steps to prevent them. We are here to provide you with pertinent information on termite infestations and tell you how to keep them from invading your property.
What Do Termites Look Like?
Termites are difficult not just because they eat wood but also because their infestations are hard to identify. You could have an infestation for a long time without ever seeing one of these pests, but it is still important to know what they look like. Termites are small insects with six legs, antennae, and oval-shaped bodies. The worker termites are a cream color while the soldier termites are dark brown or black. Most termites don’t have wings but termite swarmers, which are responsible for reproduction, do have long, translucent wings.
Warning Signs of Termite Infestation
While termites are notorious for causing colossal damage to structures they infest right under the owner’s nose, there are some key warning signs they leave behind that can tip you off early in the event of an infestation. If you spot any of the following termite warning signs around your Fort Worth property, contact a professional pest control provider immediately:
- Floor board that creak excessively when you walk on them
- Drywall that droops or has become discolored
- Peeling paint on the walls
- Wooden walls or floors that sound hollow when tapped
- Small holes in drywall
- Tiles that have become loose or displaced
- Windows or doors that stick when being opened/closed
- Maze-like patterns appearing on wooden furniture and walls
- Mounds of sawdust-like frass
- Piles of discarded wings left over from termite mating flights
- Mud tubes on the exterior walls and foundations of your home
- Flying termites around the vicinity of your home
The Only Way To Remove Termite Infestations
If you’ve seen any of the above warning signs around your Fort Worth property, chances are high that termites have gotten inside. If so, the only solution to protect your home is to enlist a professional termite control provider for help. Luckily, Romney Pest Control has all the tools and experience you need to protect your home from termites now and into the future.
While you can take steps on your own to prevent termites, they only work if an infestation hasn’t already started. If you have noticed signs of termite activity, the only way to truly remove an active termite colony is to get professional help from the team at Romney Pest Control. Termite damage can be severe and far-reaching, and you’ll save time, stress, and money by getting effective termite control from experts. Our termite control programs include continued monitoring to ensure that the infestation doesn’t return.
To get a free quote, or to book a termite inspection, call our Fort Worth location today at (214) 273-1785.