Signs of Termites in the House
Termites may seem like very tiny creatures. However, they are incredibly destructive. Once they find a way onto your property, it can be tough to get rid of them. What also makes this problem very complicated is that most people do not notice the presence of termites on the property, until they have caused a large amount of damage,
At Bug Free Pest Control, we always urge our clients to Call Us at the First Signs of any Pests of their Property. Early treatment and intervention help to rid your home of these critters more quickly.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
There are some common signs that you have termites in your house:
1. Head Banging or Clicking Sounds
This is something that termites do. The soldier termites bang their heads against various wooden features. Sometimes they shake their bodies as a signal of danger to the other colony members. Whenever worker termites are burrowing into wooden features in your house, you will hear some noise, especially if you press your ear up against walls that have wooden elements behind them.
2. You See Termite Wings For Flying Termites around The Place
This is one of the first indications of termites. The flying insects leave the nests to find mates during the breeding season and will establish new colonies in various areas. While some termite species fly during the day, others will be noticed only after dark.
In most instances, these insects will fly after rainfall at specific times of the year. Once they find mates, they get rid of their wings and find a nesting place to start breeding. It does not take long for the termites to breed and build large colonies.
If they remain undetected and are allowed to nest in the area in an undeterred way, they can comfortably live there for up to a decade or more. If you have noticed little wings lying around your home, it could be an indication of a Termite Infestation.
3. You Notice White Coloured Ants
It is not uncommon for people to confuse these two species of insects. While they do look very similar, there are specific differences as well. For example, termites could be translucent or white, and they have straight antennas while the white ants will have bent antennas.
If you look closely at the waist section of these creatures, you will notice that white ants have much narrower abdomens compared to termites. When you have flying ants on your property, you will notice that the front wings of these ants are much larger than their back we. However, in the case of termites are both these wings are of the same size.
Other Signs Of Termite Infestation
Also, there are certain other indicators that you might have a termite infestation as well, such as:
- You noticed that some of the timber elements on your property sound hollow even though they have intact surfaces.
- You see minute holes in the timber.
- It becomes challenging to open and close windows and doors because termites have eaten into the framework resulting in warping of the structures.
- You see mud shelter tubes or leads on the walls. Subterranean termites build these tubes for moisture and extra protection.
- You see that the wooden structures have got tunnels in them.
- There is significant damage to wooden floorboards and furniture.
- Beams, wooden ceilings, skirting boards, and internal walls are all showing signs of damage.
- All of these are clear indications that you have a termite infestation on your property and need to address it without delay.
If you want to know more about termite protection or need termite control professional assistance, contact us at Bug-Free Pest Control today. You can call 1300 855 548 or use our contact form to get in touch.
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