Is it time to call for a termite inspection or call you local exterminator?
Here are a few common signs of termites in your home or business that you might see (or hear)
- Wall damage – Look for unexplained cracks on internal walls. As termites consume cellulose found in timber within walls, it can cause visible cracks.
- Floor damage– Infested flooring may blister and sag in certain areas and checking underneath the flooring may help to uncover termite activity.
- Ceiling damage – Wooden ceilings, beams and rafters in attics are prone of termite damage as wooden structures located nearer ground level. Look for cracks on ceilings and cornices.
- Sticking windows / doors– Termite infested windows and doors, may become difficult to open, because of termite tunneling may make the frames irregular and harder to open or closed.
- Fence damage– Decking and wooden fence and posts at the exterior are at great risk of termites. Long-term damage could lead to collapse.
- Damaged Roof Tiles – Access moisture in your home due to loose, broken or damp roof tiles can attract termites. Broken roof tiles are a great source of moisture, which will attract termites and allow them access further inside your home.
- Weakened / hollow-sounding wood– Termites typically feed on wood underneath the surface, making them invisible. As they eat through the wood, without your knowledge, they create hollow galleries underneath the surface, making the actual structure sound hollow, if and when you knock or tap it. Wooden doors, furniture and structural supports in your property are all at risk and should be checked if you are concerned.
- Termite droppings – Although they cause no damage, droppings are an obvious indicator of the presence of termites and the potential damage the pests can inflict in your property, as frass is the by-product of their eating.
- Mud tubes on exterior wallsTypically subterranean termites build mud tubes that are visible in foundations and walls.
If you have notice any of these signs there is a great possibility that you have termites in your property.