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’. Facts show that about 5 billion dollars’ worth of damage is caused to homes every year in U.S. 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.
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.
Clicking noise from the walls.
If you hear frequent sounds from your wall then be sure that you have termites in your home. Many a times the soldier termites bang their heads against wood or shake to pass information of imminent danger to other termites in case their colony is destroyed. 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 seeing flying insects around your homestead
The hovering termites will provide you with the first sign that your house is essentially attacked by termites as these flying termites called the swarmer’s always relocate from their nest to discover mates that will be assisting 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?
Many people do not know the difference between termites and ants since they have similar features like shape, size and behavior. worse since ants will be having an inordinate harm on your house compared 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
Tunnels that an individual is able to note in their houses would indicate that the termites had infiltratedin the wood and are actually eating the woods.