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’. 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 are capable of hurting any kind of building and damage its structural supports, window and door frames or even insulation but the good news that if you can know the early signs of the termites you will be able to minimize the damage. The guides below will assist you detect the termite’s invasion in your home early enough.
Cracking sounds from the wooden structures.
If you get frequent clicking sounds from your wall then there are high chances 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. Given that termites are fond of eating loudly if you get your ear closer to the point that you think they have invaded 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.
When you find it had 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
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.