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When you first discover the signs of termites in your home, you might want to deny them.
You know just how destructive termites can be, and you don’t want to believe that they
might be ruining your home from the inside out. But if you have noticed any signs of
termites, you need to take quick action. Call your local termite exterminators in
Nashville, TN right away to get a free termite inspection.
There are several signs of termites, such as:
- Hollow or papery wood when you tap on it
- Holes in the drywall
- Mud-like lines on the wall (called mud tubes)
- Discolored drywall
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage
Termites are so dreadful for homes and offices because they eat wood, drywall,
and other plant-based materials that make up the structure of buildings. There
are two species of termites that are popular in Tennessee — subterranean termites
and drywood termites.
About Subterranean Termites
Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite in Tennessee,
and they are also one of the most destructive. They live in the soil around homes,
and they usually travel from their nest to food source through mud tubes that they
build. In buildings, these mud tubes are often located near baseboards or in cracks
where one floor type transitions to another. Subterranean termites are also known to
shed their wings, so you might notice piles of small wings around your home or in your yard.
If there are any cracks in a building’s foundation or concrete walls, subterranean
termites can slip through and get to the wood in your home. Subterranean termites
are also known for eating though wooden decks or patios. They are attracted to moist
wood, so you are more at risk of a subterranean termite infestation during a particularly
rainy or humid time of the year.
About Drywood Termites
As their name suggests, drywood termites live in dry wood that is above ground. They
usually enter buildings through exposed wood or by hitchhiking on infested wooden
furniture. Drywood termites are known for chewing tunnels through wooden beams or
other furniture. They often go unnoticed, wreaking havoc in the home as they travel
from room to room. They also eat books and dried plants.
Both subterranean and drywood termites are a serious threat to your home or office building.
The best way to protect your home and your belongings from these ruinous pests is to get an
annual inspection. Professional pest removal technicians can catch the early signs of termites
and get help from effective termite exterminators for your Nashville, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet,
Brentwood, or Hendersonville home. If you are proactive about termite prevention, you can avoid
If you are constructing a new home or expanding your square footage, you should termite-proof
your home. Thrive Pest Control can advise you on which measures you should take to protect your
home from termites in the future. Our recommendations could save you thousands down the road.
Thrive Pest Control is proud to provide quality termite extermination treatments for Nashville,
Mt. Juliet, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Thompson’s Station, and Murfreesboro homes. Give us a
call to receive a free inspection. It’s time to kick the termites to the curb and take back
control of your home.