It’s springtime! The birds are singing, bees buzzing, and grass sprouting; Nature is beginning to bloom once more. Unfortunately, this time of year also means that the less convenient and less pretty parts of nature begin to rear its head again—namely flooring pests.
Flooring pests? Yes, and they can be quite destructive if not kept in check. From boring holes in your floors to spreading beyond them to wreak havoc on your home’s very structure, these critters are not something to be taken lightly. However, the good news is that many flooring pests only go after hardwood flooring and only hardwood flooring that is either old or poorly maintained. If you’ve recently ordered high-quality solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring from E Hardwoods & Flooring, you’re in the clear!
However, for those of you who have older floors—and for anyone who owns hardwoods in general—it never hurts to learn a bit about this potential threat. Below, we’ll identify a few common flooring pests, as well as signs that they’ve taken up residence in your hardwood.
It might sound like common sense, but when we talk about flooring pests, we’re mostly talking about insects. Larger vermin, such as squirrels or birds, much prefer attic, wall, or eave space. When it comes to flooring, you must be on the lookout for smaller, much more insidious threats, such as:
Recovering from a pest infestation can be an exhausting process. We’re here to make it a little brighter with our huge selection of flooring, from engineered hardwood to vinyl flooring to solid hardwood. Check out our online stock here, or contact us with questions.