Many homeowners don’t think twice about finding sawdust in their homes. After all, it’s just wood, right? Unfortunately, sawdust can be a sign of serious problems in your home. Here’s what you need to know about finding sawdust in your home.
Sawdust is often a clear sign of carpenter ants. These ants are attracted to wood that is already damaged or rotted. They will tunnel through the wood, leaving behind sawdust as they go. If you find sawdust in your home, it’s important to inspect the wood for carpenter ants. These type of ants can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked.
Sawdust can also be a sign of termites. Termite droppings look like sawdust and can be found near areas where termites are present. If you find sawdust in your home, it’s important to have a professional inspect your home for termites. Termites can also cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked.
In this article, we will differentiate the difference between different types of sawdust that will lead you to different actions. We will provide tips on getting rid of carpenter ants and termites if you find them in your home.
If you find sawdust in your house, it’s important to investigate the source. The problem will likely worsen if you don’t investigate the source. As soon as you find the source, you can take steps to get rid of the problem.
Identify The Sawdust
As we mentioned before, sawdust is s sign of pests, but there is a way to identify which pest you actually have. Before you jump to a conclusion, you must do a little recon before you panic. Maybe the sawdust you saw in your bedroom was because of some woodwork you did in the garage the other day. So it is important for you to first identify where the sawdust is coming from. If you think you haven’t had any woodwork lately, you can, by all means, start to panic, but not so fast.
Different Sawdust Pattern
There are three different types of sawdust you might find in your house. The first type is when the sawdust comes out of little holes, and these holes are generally in a zigzag pattern. This type of sawdust is generally an indication of carpenter ants.
The next type of sawdust you might find looks like tiny pellets, and these are generally an indication of termites.
The last type of sawdust is the most concerning when you find piles of sawdust near windows or doors. This type of sawdust generally means you have a much larger problem on your hands, such as a decay fungus.
Get Rid of Sawdust
The ultimate way to identify and help you with ant or termite control, your first priority should be to call professional pest control like Pesticon. They have the right tools and expertise to help you with your problem. But if you are looking for a do-it-yourself solution, you can do a few things to help get rid of sawdust in your house.
- Vacuum the area where you found the sawdust, and make sure to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. This will help to remove any sawdust that is left behind.
- Next, you will want to clean the area with a damp cloth. This will help to remove any residue that might be left behind.
- Finally, you will want to apply a sealant to the area. This will help to prevent any further damage from occurring.
Sawdust is generally a sign of carpenter ants or termites. If you find sawdust in your home, it’s important to investigate the source and take steps to eliminate the problem. A professional pest control company can help you to identify and solve the problem. Just contact us, and we will help you.