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