How To Know If Termites Are Infesting Your Furniture

Posted on: 20 July 2021


Termites will find and destroy any wooden aspects of your home including your wood furniture. It's important to know what signs to look for when your furniture has a termite infestation so you can do something about it. Then, you can contact termite pest control for an effective pest control solution.

Why Termites Might Be in Your Furniture

You might be surprised that termites are in your furniture. However, they can slip into small cracks and crevices unseen. They are especially likely to infest antiques and will cause the price of your valuable furniture to plummet. They also attack:

  • Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Window frames
  • Baseboards

However, there are ways you can tell if these parts of your home have become infested with termites.

Signs of Termites in Your Furniture

The winged termites will swarm for the openings in the surface of the wood. They will most often be found near light fixtures or windows because they are drawn to light. The dry wood termites can be more difficult to identify because they are in smaller swarms and you might not notice them. However, termites can also leave behind other signs like lost wings and droppings.

The termite droppings are referred to as frass. The frass will most likely be found near the wood furniture. For example, you might find frass in the drawer of a cabinet. The frass can look like sawdust and you may find piles of it. Near by the frass, look for holes that termites may be using to enter the furniture. 

Damaged Furniture

You will likely see damaged furniture in your home. There might be holes in the interior of the furniture or you might notice that the furniture is buckling. If you act now and hire termite pest control, you'll be able to save the furniture and also prevent the termites from spreading to other areas of your home.

Termite Pest Control

A termite pest control specialist can fumigate your home to make sure that the termites will not do any further damage. The fumigation works immediately and uses a gas that is approved of by the EPA.

You will not want to combat termites in your home on your own because they can be difficult to find and only a professional treatment will help you make sure that all the termites have been destroyed. Also, if you use the wrong treatment method, you might put yourself and your family at risk. To learn more, contact a termite pest control service.