Signs of Termites in Your Siding
Are you hearing clicking noises inside your home, but there’s no sight of any bugs? You may have some unwanted guests knocking on your door (or, in worse cases, breaking your door down). No need to worry because our siding professionals are here to help determine if you have a termite infestation.
What are Termites?
Termites are known as one of the most destructive pests. They may be referred to as “white ants.” They are an insect that loves dead plant matter such as decayed wood. According to the National Pest Management Association, they cause an estimated $5 billion in damages to structures annually.
Three main types of termites are seen in homes:
- Subterranean termites – found underground in nests
- Damp wood termites – thrive in extreme moisture conditions
- Dry wood termites – located in coastal areas
How do I Know if I Have Termites?
Homeowners often struggle to monitor termite activity until it is too late. However, it won’t be you because you will be fully prepared to catch the evidence. An obvious sign of termites are broken doors or windows, usually when it is time to replace your house’s foundation. Additionally, look around to see if there are wings scattered on window sills, foundation walls, or your patio. Last but not least, make sure you locate any mud tubes, as that is where termites hide for protection.
How Can I Prevent Termites?
Unfortunately, homeowner insurance does not cover termite infestation, so you should take preventative measures to avoid a pricey exterminator and house siding replacement bill. Some ways to keep these pesky insects away from your equity are controlling moisture, storing wooden materials in a separate location, and hiring termite monitoring services.
Roofing and Siding Professionals of Norwalk
Are you in need of a siding replacement because of a termite infestation? JM Roofing and Siding provides exceptional residential roofing and siding services in Norwalk, CT. We take pride in our work and strive for customer service satisfaction.
Contact us today at 203-299-0716 or fill out a form for a free estimate.