Identifying a Termite Infestation: Key Signs to Watch For

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Identifying a Termite Infestation: Key Signs to Watch For

Termites are often called the "silent destroyers" due to their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. At Paragon Pest Control, we understand the importance of early detection, and we're here to help you recognize the signs of a termite infestation.

Subtle Invaders, Significant Damage

Termites can cause severe structural damage to your home. Knowing what to look for can be the difference between an easy fix and a costly repair.

Common Signs of Termite Activity

  • Mud Tubes: Termites construct these pencil-sized tubes for travel and are often found near the foundation of your home.

  • Wood Damage: Wood that sounds hollow when tapped or appears crumbling can indicate termite activity. Termites consume wood from the inside out, often leaving a thin veneer of timber or paint.

  • Swarmers or Discarded Wings: Reproductive termites, or swarmers, leave the nest to start new colonies. Finding discarded wings near windowsills and doors is a common sign of infestation.

  • Termite Droppings: Drywood termites leave behind small, wood-colored droppings as they eat through infested wood.

  • Sagging Floors and Ceilings: As termites devour wood, structures may become weak, leading to sagging floors and ceilings.

Prevention and Early Intervention

Regular inspections are crucial in preventing termite infestations. Homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including cities like Plano, Arlington, and beyond, can benefit from professional termite control services.


If you suspect you have a termite problem, immediate action is essential. Paragon Pest Control offers comprehensive termite treatment and prevention services across the DFW metroplex. Contact us today to protect your home from these destructive pests.

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