Look for the Signs

Several possible signs of a termite infestation which a homeowner might see include:

  • Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building.
  • Thin, small, papery wings, all the same size and shape, 3/8 - 1/2 in. long, on your window sill, counter top or floor (especially if it is late Spring and there has been a recent rain).
  • Thin, "bubbled" or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces, especially if these feel cool to the touch.
  • Any wooden building parts (especially if they are important support structures) beginning to "sag" unexpectedly