There are few insects that can do as much damage to your home as termites can. In fact, if the colony is large enough, they could make your home unsafe to live in if left alone for long enough. Every year there are about 5 billion dollars worth of damage due to termites. Your best protection is to be on constant lookout for signs of an infestation.
There are many things that you can be on the alert for that can give you a clue that there are termites nearby. In the spring, you might catch flying termite swarmers, or it is also possible to see wings left behind. You can also be on the lookout for sawdust – sometimes you will find it falling out when you walk around your home knocking on the walls.
If you do find traces of termite activity, don’t waste time, but instead you should be quick to contact an exterminator to take care of the problem.