7 Signs of Termites in Your Home

Signs of termites, damage inside a cabinet door
When termites enter your home, they make their presence known. (DepositPhotos)

Knowing the signs of termites can help you spot an infestation and prevent catastrophic damage to your home.

Drywood termites and subterranean termites each leave distinct signs of their presence, and collectively, they annually cause over $5 billion in property damage.

If you don’t want your home to become a statistic, study up on these signs!


Termites swarming around a lightbulb at midnight
If you see a sudden swarm of large-bodied insects around light bulbs, you’ve probably got termites. (DepositPhotos)

1. Swarms

Swarm termites, also known as flying termites, are clear signs of an infestation for drywood and subterranean termites.

Swarm termites are the reproductive males and females that leave the colony to find a new area to mate and establish a new colony. These termites typically leave the nest one or two times per year, and it’s usually during the spring or during the fall.

They are attracted to light and you may find them near light fixtures.


Termite wings on floor
If you see a pile of discarded wings on the floor, guess what? You’ve got termites! (DepositPhotos)

2. Discarded Wings

Discarded wings are evidence that swarm termites have selected a new place to colonize. Unfortunately for your

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How to Clean Indoor Surfaces to Prevent Coronavirus

Coronavirus, seen to the left of a photo of cleaning and disinfecting a kitchen with Wet and Forget Indoor
Cleaning and disinfecting nonporous surfaces are two ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person. However, it may survive on nonporous surfaces for days, according to health experts. That’s why proper home maintenance can reduce its viability.

About Coronavirus

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus — or SARS-COV-2 — causes COVID-19, which the World Health Organization named a pandemic. And the virus mostly spreads from coughing and sneezing when near others.

Washing your hands, and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth is crucial to prevent catching the viral disease. Cleaning your home can help, too, but not just any household cleaning product will do.

Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner is among the few cleaning products rated for fighting COVID-19.

“Wet & Forget Indoor Mold+Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against COVID-19,” the product’s manufacturer said. It’s most effective when people follow “the directions for use against Norwalk virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.”

Customers have flooded Wet and Forget with questions about using the product in relation to the novel coronavirus. So far, no one has contracted novel coronavirus from an infected surface, but it’s better to be

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