Termites are bad news any time of year, so it’s important to look for signs of these pests in your Clearwater, Florida home. Learn three common signs of a termite infestation and how to effectively eliminate these pests.

Bubbling Paint

Cracked or bubbling paint can mean a few different things, and one of them is a termite infestation. Since these pests thrive on moisture and don’t take kindly to sunlight or dry air, they typically burrow deep into wood, adding necessary moisture below the surface. This increased moisture can cause surface paint to crack and bubble. Though this can also be a sign of straightforward excess moisture, it’s best to have compromised surfaces inspected by a pest control specialist.

Hollow Wood

Termites typically work below the surface of wood, where they’re most comfortable and least likely to be seen. That means homeowners often can’t see extensive damage below a section of wood that appears pristine. You can, however, hear the damage. If you hear a hollow sound when you knock or tap on a section of wood, there’s a good chance termites have eaten away much of the interior.

Mud Tubes

Termites often build tunnels known as mud tubes that allow them to access elevated wooden areas of your home from their subterranean nest. If you see mud-like channels or tubes extending up from the ground on the side of your home, this is a good sign of a termite infestation.

How to Eliminate Termites

A termite pest control specialist can lend experienced insight to your termite problem and offer solutions that effectively remove these pests from your home. At JD Smith, we rely on Termidor products and apply a liquid substance to your home’s foundation and perimeter. Since termites easily spread Termidor as they come into contact with one another, this solution can easily wipe out a colony when used correctly.

Are you concerned that your home has termites? Don’t wait another day to call the termite experts at JD Smith Termite & Pest Control: 727-483-5797.

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