How to Identify the Presence of 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’. Facts show that about 5 billion dollars’ worth of damage is caused to homes every year 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.
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. The following signs will make your spot the termite’s invasion 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 seeing 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.
Difficulty in opening and closing your door or window
When these insects eat and create a tunnel through the wood on your door they have the norm of producing moisture which later causes the wood to warp making the door problematic to open.
You see holes in the wood around your home
Tunnels that you see on woods in your home would mean that the termites had infiltrated in the wood and are actually eating the woods.