Signs of Termites In Drywall
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Signs of Termites In Drywall

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Drywall is a very popular, cost-effective home construction material that can be found in almost any home. It’s also a product that has many benefits, but also risks and dangers. One of the most common risks is termites. When you have termites within your walls, they are able to eat through it fast which means you need to spot them sooner rather than later. You can find termite signs of the pest by observing your surroundings, checking out the structure at night and even checking your walls for indications of termites. Look for drywall damage, mud spackling and wall voids as these are some of the key indications that you have termites in your walls.

What are signs that indicate you have termites? They include:

  • Discoloration or blackness of drywall
  • Damage from insects
  • Mud spackling on walls
  • Voids between wooden studs
  • Sealant missing from gaps between studs
  • Wall cracks penetrating more than one layer of wall

How to Tell If You Have Termites In Your Walls?

One of the most common signs that indicate you have termites is drywall damage or structural damage from insects or other pests such as rats or mice.

If you notice any cracks in your drywall, check it out first before calling a professional because drywall may be damaged beyond repair without any sign of pests. If a crack appears over time, it could be due to rodents chewing through wood or wood-based products such as plywood and then breaking into the concrete so they can chew on the concrete flooring below and get into any holes in it too which would leave a hole that was there before but likely not noticed if not repaired after being eaten through by rats or mice (which could also explain why cracks appeared).

The best thing to do if this happens is to call a professional who can inspect the damage and determine if it is termite damage or not.

If you see cracks that are in your drywall and you think they may be from termites, call a professional to check them out first.

Early Stage of Termite Damage in Drywall

The first signs of termite damage are small cracks in the drywall. These cracks will appear in a ring around the drywall and they will be in different places on each side of the wall. These cracks will be dark in color and they will show up as small pockmarks on the wall surface. If a crack appears directly over a window, it may also look like a tiny hole through the glass because of the way that light is reflected off of it when it is open.

As termite damage progresses, you can expect to see these pockmarks start to get larger and larger as well as more obvious gaps between them so that you can see where termites are eating into your drywall. The size of these pockmarks is usually proportional to how big a hole has been eaten through by termites and generally increases as time goes by since there’s an increase in food being consumed by them.

Signs of Termites in Baseboards

When a termite infestation is detected in your baseboards, you will see what looks like small holes in them. The termites are eating into the drywall and they are making a mess because of how quickly they can eat through drywall. Because of this, the baseboards can look dull and unappealing for some time after the first signs appear.

If you notice that you have termite damage on your baseboards, it will be important to get them checked out by a professional as soon as possible. If you wait too long, the damage may become permanent and it may be impossible to remove it once the termites have started to chew through it. There are many ways that you can help yourself prevent termite damage from occurring in your home so that they do not have time to establish themselves before you do.

You can read also this article about how to identify a termite.

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