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. The sad part is that termite damages are not covered by most homeowner insurance policies and in case you don’t pay attention to the existence of the termites in your home you risk spending thousands of dollars in repairs.
Termite have the guts of destroying any kind of home and damage its structural supports, window and door frames or even insulation but the encouraging bit is that you can detect termite presence early enough to minimalize their 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 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. Termites also eating loudly and if you happen to take your ear next to the point that you think they have infested you will hear them eating through the wood.
On coming across 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 feed on and digs on the through the wood on your door the give out moisture which later cause 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.