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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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3 Ways To Tell If Your Home Has Termites

Jennie Lucas

Termites are a pest that can easily go undetected unless you know what to look for. These pests use tunnels to move about and take their food to their colony, and they are usually chewing on the wood of your home beneath the surface, which is why you may not notice you have a problem until it's too late. Termites can chew through quite a bit of wood, taking what they need to feed their colony. These pests will find rotting wood and can eat it until there's nothing left. Their colonies can be quite large in size, so you may notice them flying or moving about eventually, but you may mistake them for flying ants, which look rather similar. If you aren't sure if you have termites, there are a few ways to tell. Read on for signs that you have termites.

1. Sawdust Piles 

You may have seen small piles of sawdust, or trails of sawdust around your home. If you haven't done any woodwork, and you see sawdust, do some investigating to see if there are signs of wood being chewed on, or you feel any hollowed areas surrounding the sawdust piles. If you find sawdust piles, this may be the leftover residue from these pests chewing through your wood. Look for other signs as well that may indicate termites, then call a professional pest control company.

2. Hollow Wood

If you have noticed that you have hollowed wood around your home, remove the wood from your house, and break it open to investigate further. If you see tunnels through the wood or see live pests, burn the piece of wood immediately to kill the termites inside. The hollow wood may have already been damaged in some sort of way, which is what attracted these pests to your home in the first place, as it may have been damaged by water or other moisture.

3. Live Pests

If you are actually seeing termites roaming about your home, you need to take action. If you see them moving about, it could mean that there are a number of others feeding off of your home or in the tunnels they have created. Call a termite control company for help to get rid of these pests.

If you have termites, you need to get rid of them properly to prevent them from doing any further damage to your home. Hire a pest control company that specializes in termites.