A colony of termites can wreak damage at home without being noticeable; hence, they are also called “silent destroyers.” Among the many termite species, the ones that usually swarm in houses are known as the Drywood Termites. As its name suggests, these termites reside in dry woods like the ones inside or outside homes. They feed on cellulose found on pieces of wood. So do not compromise. Take some time to check on your house for signs of termite infestation.
What are the signs of termite infestation?
Clicking sounds beneath the walls or floor
Termites produce a distinctive clicking sound against walls. They make this head-banging sound when they munch on your wood or when they bang against it to signal other termites. They expose themselves because they eat boisterously. A study found that these insects operate twice as fast when exposed to loud music such as rock track.
Hollowed or sagging wood
When termites infest houses, they burrow into wooden parts leaving wood hollowed or sagged. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to observe. That is why inspection is needed so that potential house collapse can be prevented.
Sightings of “white ants”
Ants and termites are often mixed because they look similar. However, white ants is just another term for termites. Termites are paler and perhaps lighter than ants, which are dark in color. Also, if observed well, ants and termites have different antennas. The former have bent antennas, while the latter have straight ones.
Drywood termite droppings
These insects that infest on woods create mounds of pellets. Termites leave frass and deposit it anywhere. They pile these wood-colored pellets into a heap because they like to keep their spaces clean. When mounds of frass are present at home, this is a sign that termites swarm there.
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