You should always look out for the first signs of Termites, Some signs can only be spotted by a termite specialist.
If you think you spot any of the first signs of termites, you should have your house thoroughly inspected by Termite specialists like Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil.
If you think you might have termites in your home you will need to act fast as early detection is essential to protect your property.
For a Termite Inspection you will need to contact Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil. You can call our service team on 1300 858 140. or you can send us an email by using the Contact Form by clicking here >
Termite damage is one of the leading causes of damage to wood in homes, so early detection is extremely important to keeping the cost of treatment down.
Checking for termites should be a part of your home inspection when you buy a house so you’re not surprised by it later.
Click on the “Signs of Termites” tab to see if you have any signs of termites in your home of business
Wood damage, weakening or sagging
When it comes to termites, the first thing should look for is damaged wood. Termites burrow into wood in a honeycomb pattern without ever coming to the surface. This makes it hard to detect an infestation visually, but it significantly weakens the wood. While termites can attack various points, they’ll typically start at the bottom, so be sure to check the foundations of your home first
Mud like tubes of tunnels
When termites find it too difficult to burrow through a certain object, they will create mud tunnels as a means of protecting themselves from external dangers like weather and predators.Termites build mud tubes made of mud, dirt, and saliva to and from a source of food.
Swarmers & Discarded Wings
When termites are active in or around your home, you’ll could see swarms of them usually on window sills or near lights inside your home. A “swarm” is a group of adult male and female reproductives that leave their nest to establish a new termite colony. Swarmers are usually found during a warm day commonly after recent rain. Swarmers found outside near sources of wood does not necessarily meant your home is infested. Finding swarmers inside your home is more serious and could indicate and infestation of you home.
Termite Wings and Frass
Termite swarmers tend to lose their wings as part of their swarming activity, this provides homeowners with a way of knowing that they’re around even if they have not seen them. Termite wings look little wings look like fish scales and are usually piled together like termite frass. The location of Termite wings and frass does not directly indicate your home is infested, but is an indication that they could be very close and your home could be a future target.