Signs That You Have Termites in Your Home.
Termites are incredibly tricky pests that can invade your home without you noticing that they are there and it’s for this reason why they are popularly known as ‘hidden invaders’. Study shows that an estimate of 5 billion dollars’ worth of damage is caused to homes annually in U.S. It is also unfortunate that termite damages are not covered by most insurance policies and in an event that you neglect to take quick action on the existence 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. The guides below will assist you detect the termite’s invasion in your home early enough.
Sounds coming from your walls.
If you get frequent clicking sounds from your wall then there are high chances that you have termites in your home. In most instances the soldier termites will hit their heads against wood or shake to signal danger to other termites in case their habitat is under attack. 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 flying termites will give the initial sign that your house is actually infested by termites since this flying termites called the swarmer’s always move out from their nest to find mates that will be helping them in building another nest in your home. In addition, they have additional feature of shading off their wings and you will be capable to see their wings when a dawn comes as most of their activities take place in darkness.
Have you seen an increase on Ants in your house?
Many people do not know the difference between termites and ants since they have similar features like shape, size and behavior. 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.
Difficulty in opening and 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.