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How to tell if you have a termite problem

Termites are a major problem everywhere in the United States. If you have wood anywhere around you, then you should worry about getting a termite infestation. This, of course, applies to Waldorf, MD homes. There is plenty of wood in the DC area and our climate is just right for termites.

Termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your Waldorf home. Plus, they can weaken support beams and other crucial elements of your buildings, which creates a very unsafe situation. In order to stop a termite problem before it begins, you need to know the signs that you have a termite problem. Read on to find out more.

How to spot termites

There are some very specific signs that you have a termite problem in your Waldorf, MD home. There are actually hundreds of different types of termite species. But, most species create similar signs of infestation. The following are the most common signs for almost all types of termites.

1. You see mud tunnels.

Mud tunnels are made by subterranean termites, the most common to infest Maryland homes. Mud tunnels are long, thin tunnels made out of mud. The termites use them to move from feeding site to feeding site along your walls. Often you will find these tunnels at the foundation of your home or along baseboards.

2. You see termites or their wings

Seeing a termite is a great sign that you have a termite problem. Termites are fairly hard to spot, except when they are swarming. Therefore, if you see a termite at all, you know that there are likely others in your Waldorf home.

Also, termites swarm when they are looking for a new nesting site. To do this they have wings that they then discard. So, if you see a lot of wings near your home's entrance ways—they look like fish scales—you can be pretty sure that termites have decided to set up shop in your house.

3. You see termite pellets

Termites pellets—or poop—look like small piles of wood shavings. This makes sense, of course, because termites eat wood. They push the pellets out of their mud tunnels. So, if you see a lot of small piles of wood shavings around mud tunnels or along the base of walls, then you can be pretty sure you have an active termite colony.

How to get rid of termites

Okay, so you've discovered signs of termites in your home. Now what? The important thing is to not panic. Your best course of action is to call in professional termite exterminators. For people in the DC area, especially Waldorf, MD, your best bet is to call Barefoot Pest Control. We have decades of experience getting rid of termites.

Barefoot Pest Control is a locally owned and operated pest control company. We specialize in termite extraction and prevention. You can learn more about our termite control options here. Plus, we offer free inspections, estimates, and service within four hours. If you suspect a termite problem, contact Barefoot Pest Control today.

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When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.

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  • November 28th, 2019

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  • July 29th, 2019
About Barefoot Pest Control

About Us

Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.

Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.

Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.

Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.

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We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.


We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.


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