Do I have termites?
Your home may have termites and you don’t even know it. You invest so much time and money into your home; it’s only natural to want to protect it from harmful pests.
Subterranean termites are the most common in the U.S. and are responsible for 95% of all termite damage. There are also Drywood termites and Formosan termites, which are both found in the southern region of the country.
Subterranean and Formosan termites both live in the soil and build mud tubes to protect themselves while above ground. Drywood termites live inside the dry wood and their colonies can be dispersed throughout your home.
Since they live underground, you probably won’t see any termites. Instead, look for these signs:
- Mud tubes on the outside of your home
- Presence of discarded wings next to entry points
- Wood damage behind walls or below floors