HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOUSE HAS TERMITES?
Unfortunately Termites are usually very hard to see until they've had a significant impact on your home. It is not uncommon for Termites to devour wood right until they reach paint meaning you could push straight through the surface of the structure. If you do experience this, you should seek advice and request an inspection as soon as possible, especially if there has been no recorded Termite activity in that area of the house previously.
There are a few ways to determine whether Termites may be active in or around your home.
TUNNELS & MUD TRAILS
Termite tunnels are made of mud, which is positioned on the outside of your homes structure. Typically Brick Walls, Concrete Posts, Concrete Slabs and other solid materials. Any signs of these tunnels or mud trails are a strong indication that your home is at risk of Termite infestation.
If you think you have spotted these around the solid structures of your home you should seek advice and request an inspection as soon as possible.
Another sign of termites is the presence of growths on trees commonly referred to as Aborial Nests. Although it is possible that these nests have been made by non-dangerous species of termites there is always a risk that the nest contains the typr of Termites that feed on homes.
If you think you have spotted these around your property/yard you should seek advice and request an inspection as soon as possible.
SWARMING INSECTS OR DISCARDED WINGS
Generally one of the first tell tale signs of Termite Infestation is small swarming insects or their discarded wings around windows and sills inside your home or around inside lights.
The presence of these small swarming insects inside your home almost certainly indicate an active Termite infestation. The presence of these small swarming insects outside is a natural occurrence however can still be an early warning sign that your home is at risk as Termites are very likely nearby.
DAMAGED WOOD IN OR AROUND YOUR HOME
Damaged sections of wood in or around your home are a definite sign of Termite infestation. Wood structures will be easily penetrated, sections may be flaking away and the general area will have a dull sound when tapped lightly.
If any of the wooden structures in or around your home have any of this damage DO NOT DISTURB THE AREA! Seek advice and request an inspection immediately!
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