Termites live in the wood. In particular, dry wood termites are common in our houses. They live in the window and door frames, furniture, and foundation without being identified for years.
Since you do not know the severity of their infestation, it is essential to watch it. You need to check the signs of termites by making regular inspections around the home or apartment.
The early you catch them, the more effectively you will be able to prevent the damage to your house.
Want to know the signs of their infestation? Here are seven signs of it.
7 Signs You May Have A Termite Infestation
#1. Hear the sound
Yes, it sounds weird, but you can actually ‘hear’ the munching sound of this tiny creature.
When there is total silence around, you put the ear close to the infested wood. If there is some clicking sound, then it indicates the presence of termites Adelaide.
#2. You see flying termites
It is one of the early signs of termite manifestation. They are called alates or swarms. These are male and female termites that leave the nests to establish a new colony.
#3. There are mistaken as white ants
Most of the time, people see termites but ignore them considering white ants. The insect experts say that there are no white ants exist.
If there are insects around the house that look like white ants, it means you will have a termite problem in the near future.
#4. Change in the sound or structure of the wood
When termites eat wood from inside, there is a physical change in the wood. It sounds hollow or papery while touching.
We hear the common stories when people realize the presence of termite when the vacuum cleaner goes through the board.
#5. Warping in the wood
When termites eat the wood, they produce a lot of moisture. It causes the wood to warp, making it tough to open the window or door
You cannot see the tunnels made by termites from outside. However, if you see it in a broken piece of wood lying in the garden, backyard, or garage for some time, you must check for their presence.
#7. Termite droppings
Dark powdery substance around the area termites are infesting is the sign of their presence. It is their excretion. You need to be very much vigilant and alert to know the presence of this nasty creature.
By regularly inspecting and taking the necessary precautions, you can control their outbreak and damage up to a large extent.
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