How to Identify the Presence of Termites in Your Home.
Termites are incredibly tricky pests that are capable of conquering your home without you realizing that they are there and it’s for this reason as to why they are popularly known as ‘hidden invaders’. Research findings has it that about 5 billion dollars’ worth of damages in U.S homes are due to the termites activities. Sadly enough termite damages are not covered by most homeowner insurance policies and failure to pay attention to the presence of the termites in your home you risk spending thousands of dollars in repairs.
There is no home that termites cannot invade and damage to its structural supports, window and door frames or even insulation but the good thing is that you can realize their presence early before they totally destroy the structures and thus minimize the damage. Tips below will enable be aware of the termites presence in your home early enough.
Clicking noise from the walls.
If you hear frequent sounds from your wall then be sure that you have termites in your home. In most occasions the soldier termites bang their heads against wood or shake to signal danger to other termites in case their colony is disturbed. It’s the nature of the termites to eat loudly and if you happen to take your ear next to their colony you will hear them chewing through the wood.
On encountering flying insects around your homestead
The winged termites will offer you with the first symptoms that your home is attacked by termites because the flying termites called the swarmer’s often move out from their nest to find mates that will be aiding them in constructing another nest in your home. Besides, they have another feature of shading off their wings and you will be able to see their wings when a day breaks because most of their operation take place at night.
Have you seen an increase on Ants in your house?
Numerous folk do not understand the dissimilarity between termites and ants because they have similar features like shape, size and conduct. This is proportionally worse since ants will be having a great harm on your house likened to termites
Increase of the hole in the woods around your home
Termites often eat dry wood from inside and hence on seeing that wood within your house are increasing each day start planning for preventive measure of termites.
When you find it had closing your door or window
As termites eat and create a hole through the wood on your door they produce moisture and thus moisturescause the wood to warp making the door difficult to open.
You see holes in the wood around your home
Burrows that you see on woods in your home would imply that the termites had penetrated in the wood and are essentially consuming the woods.