As a property owner, you might have concerns about pest infestations, but what most property owners do not think about is termite infestations. Termites can destroy a wood structure. If not stopped early enough, a termites can destroy an entire home. Every year your home should be inspected for termites. If you notice mud tubes on the walls of your home, do not scrape them off, call an exterminator or a pest control company to determine the extent of your infestation. You might also see winged termites flying around outside. Do not mistake them for flying ants.
What most people do not understand is that termites are located underground nearly everywhere. There can be thousands of colonies on each acre of land. You do not see them until they reach your home. With proper termite inspection, you can prevent the termite from entering your home and causing havoc on your wood rafters, support beams, even your wood furniture. Inspect the outside of your home around windows and the foundation. Most people do not know what to look for. An exterminator can detect a potential problem by doing a yearly inspection. This would be part of a pest management plan.
Exterminators can inspect your property and confirm if you have an infestation. If you have scrap wood, tree stumps or any other wood materials sitting outside your home, termites will feed there first. After that source is deleted, they will move to your home if you have not used any preventive measures to stop them. Call an exterminator or a pest control company to be safe. You want someone that has been trained in termite inspection.