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Conquistador Pest And Termite, Tucson, AZ:

4 Signs You Have A Pest Infestation

Termites are known to be a problem pest throughout the United States and are one of the pest problems that Tucson residents have to deal with as well. While these pests do have their use in their native environment and aid the earth by reducing soil erosion, when termites descend on your home, they can cause untold damage, and cost you thousands in dollars to get rid of them. If you’re unsure whether you have a termite infestation on your property, read on below for a few of the signs that you need to call in an exterminator right away.

Discarded Wings

After the mating season is complete, termites discard their wings, as they settle in to start new colonies in the wood of your home. Check your bathtubs, sinks, window sills, door frames, and vents for discarded wings. This means that the termites have mated, and your problem is about to get much worse.

The Wood Sounds Hollow

This is the most common sign that you have a termite infestation. Termites once settled in are constantly eating through the wood of your house. Walk around your home and knock on the wood in different areas. If the wood makes a hollow or papery sound, then you’re probably dealing with a termite infestation that needs to be dealt with right away.

You Are Invaded by “White Ants”

Since the pests have a close body size and shape, termites are often mistaken as white ants. The pesticides used to kill ants will do nothing for a termite infestation. If you see a double set of wings, a milky white color, and straight antennae on the ants, then you’re probably dealing with termites instead. If you still can’t tell the difference, it’s best to call in your local exterminator for an inspection.

You Hear Unexplained Clicking Sounds

While this might sound like something right out of a creature feature, it’s not. Termites make clicking sounds when they chew, which they do constantly with their mouths open, 24/7. This noise can sound like someone typing on an old keyboard or even like someone opening and closing a pair of scissors. If you put your ear to the wall and hear this sound, you might have a termite infestation.

Termites can cause major damage to your home if left untreated. If you see any of the signs above on your property, call in the professionals to do an inspection as soon as possible.