Signs Of Termite Damage In Log Cabins
Have you been noticing some strange droppings around your log home and buckling in the wood? Here at Ormeida Cabins, we’re proud of the craftsmanship that goes into our custom homes and make sure to use only the highest quality materials in our structures. As leaders in the cabin industry, we know what our customers deserve and strive to provide everyone with fair prices and simple financing options for our homes.
If you’re struggling with cabin issues, you may be dealing with insects that are attracted to the kind of wood we use. Read on for more info about how to deal with cabin pests, such as termites, or chat with one of our friendly team members at any time!
Types Of Termites
When it comes to termites, there are several different species you should look out for. Here in Texas, the two most common kinds are:
Formosan Subterranean Termites
This species is prevalent throughout the U.S. and is the most destructive. Formosan termites will usually live in the ground around your log cabin and feed on your wood, as well as the wood from trees and other plant life around the area.
Southeastern Drywood Termites
This species builds nests directly into any wooden structure. Southeastern termites do not have huge colonies, but they can infiltrate your floors, walls or roof fairly quickly.
These termites may have infested your cabin if you notice the following:
- White termite wings lying around
- Insect droppings in your home
- Strange noises behind your walls
- Areas in your floors that are buckling or sunken
- Insects that look like flying ants buzzing around your home
- Pinholes from termites eating through your cabin
- Mud tunnels outside your home
- Warped window frames or door frames
- Peeling or bubbling wallpaper
Some of these may be difficult to see, so it’s careful to pay close attention if you suspect termites have moved into your custom Texas cabin. A small termite problem can easily become a large one!
Why Do Texas Termites Target Wooden Homes?
Due to their voracious appetite for wood, termites are definitely the most irritating insect to cabin owners. Depending on where you live and what kind of wood your cabin is made out of, termites may or may not be attracted to your home. These pesky critters are always searching for cellulose, which is found in plants and structures made with wood.
No matter what the source is, whether it be a rotting tree, cardboard or drywall, termites will tunnel through anything to find their next meal.
How To Get Rid Of Termites
Wondering how you can protect your cabin from these annoying insects? Many different treatment options are available, from quick DIY fixes to those requiring pest control services. Some of the most beneficial include:
- Insecticides and termite foams
- Soil treatments around the foundation of your home
- Nematode organisms sprinkled around infected areas
- Spot treatments on wood that is infested
- Essential oils
- Cellulose baits to attract and poison termites
- Boric acid sprayed on infected areas
- Fumigation services
While choosing an effective treatment route is important, quickly acting to remove your Texas termites is crucial to preventing further, more costly, damages.
Don’t Let Log Cabin Termites Damage Your Ormeida Cabin!
Here at Ormeida Cabins, we don’t want the fear of termites to deter you from purchasing a log home you’ll love! Our custom Texas cabins are affordable, whether you’re looking to buy or rent-to-own, and we don’t need to check your credit before any transaction. Feel free to contact us through our website if you have any questions or give us a call to set up an appointment today!