Signs of Termites

Signs of Termites – If you have termites, or merely suspect these critters are nearby waiting to attack, call a professional termite control provider.  An experienced termite inspector can confirm their presence and put a stop to the threat of destruction. A professional exterminator will be able to detect the signs of termites.

“Termites can be the biggest threat to your Arizona home.”

Not all termites in Arizona are the same.  Other than having an appetite for wood each species is unique in it’s nesting habits and means of attack. Depending upon the species this menace can invade a home from outside, underground, above ground, via flight or be unknowingly brought into a home hidden deep within infested items. Arizona is home to several species of termites including some of the most destructive types found in North America.

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Termite Damage to baseboardThe most common type of termite(s) to attack homes in Phoenix are of the subterranean type. Knowing the various signs of infestation for all species can save a homeowner expensive damage repair, loss of sleep and treatment costs.

Termites are social insects and although the most common termites to attack Phoenix area homes are one of the subterranean type other species might be nesting in more places than underground. Depending upon the species and also if your home has had any leaks, (roof, plumbing, or otherwise) termites can be nesting in your wall voids, attics, crawl space and many other above ground locations like tree stumps.

Arizona Termites Never Rest

Termites never rest. They eat 24/7/365. This means that depending on the species damage can happen very quickly. In fact, the National Pest Management Association estimates that termites cause over $5 billion in property damage every year. That’s more than fire, floods and storms combined.

Termites are cryptic and great at staying hidden most of the time; they don’t always swarm even if they’re active in your home. Having a thorough termite inspection performed by an experienced termite exterminator can help determine whether or not you currently have termites or if you’re at risk for infestation. Getting a yearly termite inspection can give you peace of mind that it is not secretly under attack. Homeowners insurance does not extend to termite damage. Getting a yearly termite inspection is a simple and cost effective way to have peace of mind knowing your home is not falling apart.

Termites in Phoenix Az

Termite TubesYou don’t have to live in a log home to be susceptible to termite damage. There’s plenty of wood for termites to make meals out of in the average Phoenix home, including concrete block homes. Termite can enter your home in a number of ways; they can swarm from a neighboring home, they can enter through cracks in your foundation or even follow underground plumbing lines through your home’s foundation and slab.

Don’t extend an invitation to termites have your home inspected by an experienced termite inspector.  Not only can they detect the presence of these micro sized wood eating insects, they can point out conditions around your home that are conducive to future infestation.  Often correcting these conditions can be enough to keep the critters away.

Conditions Conducive to Termites:

  • Soil at/or above grade along your foundation
  • Wood to ground contact or siding/stucco below grade and touching soil
  • Cracks in slab or foundation
  • Crawlspace or basement with high humidity and excessive moisture
  • Sprinkler water contacting home and/or collecting around the foundation
  • Low areas around a home that holds or collects water
  • High moisture in or around a home
  • Vegetation or landscaping close to the foundation
  • Past or current plumbing leaks or roof leaks
Termite pin holes

Termite pin holes

Getting a yearly termite inspection is the best protection against termite damage in Arizona. An experienced termite exterminator familiar with the subtle signs of infestation by all species of Arizona termites can save a homeowner thousands of dollars worth of damage repair, and retain a home’s resale value. Preventative type termite treatments are not usually recommended as one treatment does not work against all species.

 

Signs of Termites:

  • Presence of shelter tubes or mud tunnels
  • Tiny holes in drywall
  • Small holes in wall
  • Termite pinholes in wall surfaces
  • Termite tubes hanging from the ceiling
  • Damage following the grains (soft areas) of wood
  • Strings of dirt coming out of foundation cracks
  • Presence of Swarmers (winged ants)
  • Kick holes with reoccurring piles of frass

Trusted Termite Exterminator

If you have termites or suspect the critters are nearby, do not ignore the problem.  It will not go away.  Call a professional exterminator ASAP. Bills Pest Termite Control is Arizona’s termite experts. We provide free yearly termite inspections by experienced inspectors. For more information about the signs of termites give us a call today.  The sooner you call, the sooner we can get you back to living in a termite free home. Termite Phoenix Az.

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Caleb E via Kudzu

We saw what we thought was termites and went into panic mode.  After finding information online we called Bill’s Pest Termite Control for a free evaluation.  Lisa came out and thoroughly inspected our home and gave us a clean bill of health.  We will continue to call Bill’s for yearly inspections.  They are honest and do not try to hard sell services you don’t need.

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Impressed with the professionalism of Lisa from Bill's Termite. She was honest and told us we did not need to spend a $1000 on a termite treatment until we had a problem. Bill's will come out every year for free to check for termite problems.