4 Signs of Termite Infestation

Termites can go undetected within a home for a long time as they destroy walls and the foundation. Termites will feed on any available wood within the home, including furniture or baseboards. In the event your neighbors have termites, it is not unlikely for the termites to be in or headed to your home.

Though termites are very sneaky, there are some distinct clues they give to make their presence known. It is important to remove termite infestations as quickly as possible to remove the threat of high repair costs. These signs are commonly found when termites are present.

Frass or Droppings

One of the tell-tale signs of any pest is the leftover droppings they leave and termites are no different. This clue is always among the first looked for during termite inspections. Termites will use their frass to help build their tunnels

Lost Wings

Flying termites will often shed their wings after finding a mate before establishing a new colony within the home. Often these wings can be found in areas such as window sills. Often flying termites will swarm in a mating ritual after periods of rain during the year.

Weak Wood

Because termites burrow through wood and consume it, walls will often have a paper-like appearance or sound hollow when tapped. When the affected wood is tapped, it will often have a distinct hollow sound that can indicate termite infestation. In some cases, the wood will be so weak it can be easily pressed in.

Clicking Noises

Termites are very noisy eaters and can often be heard consuming wood within a wall. This is often described as a clicking sound as the wood is being consumed. Termites can also detect even minor vibrations and soldier termites will often bang their heads on the wall to signal danger to the colony.


At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. We are also on Facebook and Google+.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.

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