You have probably heard tales of termites damaging homes in your area. You might even know someone on your street that has had an infestation of termites. Unfortunately, Illinois is home to termites. One of the biggest problems with termites is that they damage your home without being seen. They hide behind your walls, while turning your wooden wall supports into a honeycomb of chewed out splinters. Each year homeowners in our area spend thousands of dollars on home repair caused by termites. If you ever wanted to know the signs of a termite infestation, your friends at Pointe Pest Control are here to help. If you find termites, we are your best source for Illinois pest control.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
- Discarded Wings: Termites swarm when they need to find a new colony. If there are termites in your home, they will swarm. Swarming termites have wings. Once they have flown about and mated, they drop their wings. A good place you will find the wings are along window sills and base boards.
- Buckling Paint: When termites chew through wood, the paint on the outside will begin to warp and buckle. The wood itself becomes brittle. If any of the wood becomes visible and you notice tunnels and holes that is a definite sign. Unfortunately, the damage is often hidden. Our technicians with Pointe Pest Control have special tools that can see inside of your walls.
- Mud Tubes: If you notice mud tubes on the outside of your home, or in the space in your crawl center, you have a serious problem. Subterranean termites build mud tubes to protect them from drying out. They live in the ground and build mud tubes up to reach the wood in your home. Subterranean termites have large colonies and voracious appetites. If you see mud tubes, you need to give us a call immediately.
Pointe Pest Control
Our years of experience set us apart. Our technicians have the skills and knowledge needed to eradicate any termite infestation. Since we care about you and your family’s safety and the environment, you know that we will avoid using any harmful pesticides. Our treatment options are safe for you and your family, but efficient and effective against termites. If your house is termite free, but you are worried about getting an infestation, we have preventative measures that keep your house safe. With Pointe Pest Control on your side, your home will be safe from termites. When you want the best in Illinois pest control, think Pointe Pest Control.