Moisture = Termites
From the monsoons of Arizona to Gustav in Louisiana there is rain a pouring in the southern portion of the United States. Subterranean termites love moisture and often times become more active because of it. You can either perform an investigation utilizing the tips I am going to give you about identifying termite infestations or you can contact Bulwark Exterminating for a free termite inspection. (1-800-445-9313)
How to identify Termites
- A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around
your home. The opening in the mound is generally very large. They will often times be crawling very fast along the grounds too. The insects are preparing to mate. Termites tend to swarm in the Spring.
- Any cracked or bubbling paint or termite droppings.
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls. These are utilized by subterranean termites to get from their underground abode to the softwood they are dining on.
- Discarded wings from swarmers. Look at the wings they will be identical in opposed to carpenter ants who will have different sized wings. Termite will have four wings that are generally twice their body size.
- Termites have straight bodies with no petiole. (waist)