Home pest infestation red flags

Q: Gerald, my daughter found tiny wings on the windowsill of our home-is it termites?
-Ed, Stamford, Ct

A: Hi Ed, You can often spot pest infestation in your home by looking closely at windows and baseboards. Insects like termites shed wings on walls and windowsills and carpenter ants often leave sawdust along baseboards. If your daughter found tiny wings, it may very well be termites. Time to call an exterminator. These types of infestations can be very costly if left unchecked and termites can actually cause structural damage to your property. So you should get an exterminator in as soon as possible. Thanks for your question, Ed—good luck. For more real estate tips and information, visit or I’m Gerald Lucas and I’ll see you again soon.