Signs of Termite Infestation

Allan Ostenfeld
Jul 13 · 2 min read

Termites are more than just annoying, they will damage your home. They do this by feeding on woods and harm the structure of your home. Termites could make their way into your home through plaster, metal sliding and feed on wooden products within the property. If wood is not the primary material in your home, you could still be at risk of termites infestation. Many homeowners are not aware of their existence until damage has occurred. Therefore, as a smart homeowner you should know the signs of termite infestation.

Sagging and peeling surfaces

Drywood termites exist and thrive inside of the wood in your home. They will feed on the wood from the inside creating hollow tunnels, which is why it is hard to detect them until we notice a damaged wood.

Another sign of termite infestation is similar to water damage, the floors in your home could sag, discolouration of wall paint and ceilings paint. As termites feed on the wooden floorboards, you will see that some areas on the floor squeak more than others. If you notice any openings on your floorboards, chances are there are termite infestation in it.

Hollow Sounds

One sign of a termite infestation is that your floor or walls will create hollow sounds. If you think you have termite in your home, try tapping the area, if it has hollow sound then the most likely reason is the termites have eaten the material and create hollow tunnels. Oftentimes, floor or walls that has been infested with termites will crack easily when you tap it.

A lot of Tiny Holes

If tiny holes starts to appear around your home, then termites has entered your wall. Try to find as many entry points as possible and call your trusted pest control in Perth. This is because your home is already infested with termites and you would need a proper pest control service.

Mud tubes

Some species of termites could mud tubes around your home. These tubes are tunnels made from saliva and wood particles that is used by the termites as their nest. Mud tubes are hard to notice as they are usually constructed in your foundation or near your ceilings.

Termite infestation could be costly if they are not handled properly. If you suspect that your home is infested by termites try to set up regular termite inspection by residential pest control service. Get in touch with Pest Inspection Perth today at 0405 763 777 or online today. We provide expert advice and practical assistance for your permanent pest solution. We offer services such as termite inspection, termite control & treatment, restaurant pest control, and other pest control services.

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