You often hear of termites affecting homes, damaging their structure and costing billions of dollars each year. But, if you own a business or commercial property in Nashville, your building could be at risk of a termite infestation too. Just like homeowners, you have an investment, and you probably don’t want to deal with the headache of termites or the damage they can cause. Prevention is always best when dealing with these so-called pests. Ameri Care Services, a top-rated termite treatment company in Nashville wants you to be aware of these seven signs that your business needs professional termite treatment.
Unless your building is under construction, random piles of sawdust are not common inside of commercial buildings. This could be a sign that termites are feasting away at the wooden structure of your building. Dry wood termites are often to blame for this mess.
- Mud tubes
Termites construct mud tubes as a means to remain protected while traveling from underground to the inside of a building. Mud tubes often are located around the foundation of a building, and may be seen in storage areas, or areas of the building that aren’t frequented such as the basement.
- Damaged wood
If you notice any damaged wood such as door or window frames, walls, baseboards, or wood flooring that looks like it is bubbling or blistered, termites could be to blame. As the termites eat away the wood, it may cause the wood to warp or bubble, or look disfigured.
- Discarded wings
During mating season, termites shed their wings once a suitable mate is found. While the wings are small, a pile of them is bound to be noticeable, especially during swarming season when mating is at its peak. If you notice piles of insect wings, it could be a sure sign of a termite infestation.
- Damaged wood
If you notice any damaged wood that looks like bugs have chewed on it, this could be a sign of termites. Pay attention to any wood beams, door or window frames, or wood flooring. It pays to do a walk through of your building once a month or so, just to make note of any damaged wood that may need further inspecting.
- Check for weak areas in the wall
Check random walls for any weak areas, which could mean that termites have chewed tunnels behind the walls, causing structural damage to your building.
- Small holes in paper products
Termites might prefer wood, but paper is a by-product of wood. And, in a pinch, termites will feast on files, papers, and other paper goods throughout the office. If you notice tiny holes in files or other papers, it could mean termites are at work.
Commercial Termite Inspection in Nashville
If you believe that your business may have termites, or to get peace of mind knowing that your commercial business is termite-free and backed by a termite guarantee, please contact the professionals at Ameri Care Services by calling (615) 893-7111. We provide termite services and inspections to homeowners and commercial businesses in the Nashville area including Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet.