Seeing blatantly obvious signs of termites is one way to determine whether or not you have a termite problem or not. Otherwise, there are dozens of other signs and symptoms your house could display without you even knowing about it. That’s why our thorough termite inspections in Baltimore play such as key role in preventing monumentally tragic devastations to our fellow residents and community members’ homes and pocket books.

Here are some of the signs we look for when we perform our inspections:

  • Occasionally, we’ll see earthen-oriented signs of infections, which means that mud-tubes will extrude from the inside of foundation walls to the outside of foundation walls, which means that the sill plates, support piers, structural components, and floor joists are all in danger ( mud tubes are usually very small, basically being the same dimension as a pen )

  • Underground colonies of termites will use mud tubes as a form of transport between the wall’s structure and the foundation of the home, causing all sorts of related signs that can’t be seen by the naked eye

  • Broken mud tubes can be active without seeing any activity, which is usually the case when we thoroughly check for creamy-white worker termites

  • Foraging trails are often hidden within the dirt, mud in walls, foundations and other earth-related areas of a home

  • Wood that has hollowed alongside the grain line can be an underlying sign that termites exist (bits of soil and mud can be usually found through the grain line)

  • Sunken or rippled attributes and traces behind the wall coverings can be a sign that there is special equipment needed in order to make a proper assessment