Termites are silent destroyers, often causing significant damage to a structure before they’re discovered. While common signs include mud tubes, discarded wings, or frass (termite droppings), there are other unexpected indicators of an infestation.

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3 Signs of Termite Damage

Here are 3 unexpected signs that termites could be causing damage in your Dayton home:

1. Hard to Open Windows or Doors
Termites activity can cause wood to warp, swell, or buckle, creating misalignment in doors and window frames. This is a common issue in homes but often overlooked, presuming normal foundation settling or humidity changes. While every stuck door or window doesn’t mean you have termites, if the problem persists it could be an indicator of something more.

2. Floor Damage
Another problem in homes that can be overlooked as foundation settling or even be mistaken for water damage are signs of floor damage. While it could be either of those, termites can also damage your floors. Termite activity can cause floors to feel spongy, soft, or even cause them to sag. In some cases, you might notice blisters or bumps in the floor.

3. Bubbling or Uneven Paint
Termites tunneling through the walls of your home as they feed on cellulose can cause moisture buildup, leading to bubbling or uneven paint. If you notice this with no other apparent causes, it’s a good idea to have a professional investigate further for termite activity.

What to Do If You Suspect Termite Infestation

If you notice any of these signs, it’s critical to act fast. Termites are a very common problem in the Dayton area and need to be dealt with immediately. The sooner you deal with an infestation the less you spend on repairs.

Think you have a termite infestation? EcoPro Termite & Pest has you covered! With over 30 years in the business, we are experienced in managing termites. Check out our regular termite solutions and give us a call!