Homeowners may not know that there are a variety of different termite species that can infest their homes. Drywood termites are one destructive species. Since it’s rare for homeowners to notice live termites early on in even a serious infestation, it’s important to know when it’s necessary to contact a professional for termite removal. By watching out for these warning signs indicating a need for Drywood Termites Control Wellington Florida residents can help to protect their homes from damage by contacting a pest control service immediately.
Drywood termites are one of several varieties that cause damage to wood. Unfortunately this damage is not always obvious. Most termites do not attack the outer layers of wood, which are usually protected by veneer or paint, but instead infest the areas inside. One way to tell this is happening is to tap on the wood. If it sounds hollow, there’s a good chance it’s due to a termite infestation. If the infestation has gone on for some time already, it is sometimes possible to just press on the wood to evaluate the extent of damages. If the outer surface breaks, their galleys will be exposed. When wood is painted, termite problems sometimes cause a blistered appearance in the paint as well.
Another way to tell a home needs Drywood Termites Control in Wellington Florida residents can look out for is droppings. Also sometimes called frass, they take on the appearance of extremely fine pellets, roughly the size of ground pepper corns. Their color can range from cream to very dark brown. Look for droppings on the floors near wood and drywall, and on window sills or ledges. If enough termites are present, their frass may actually pile up into pyramid shaped mounds.
Any indication that termites may be present is cause for concern, and definitely reason to call in a qualified pest control specialist before even more extensive damage can be done. Above & Beyond Pest Control in Wellington Florida provides Drywood Termites Control Wellington Florida residents can depend on. Learn more about the valuable services they provide, or call to schedule a free inspection, today.