Top 5 Signs You Have Termite Infestation In Your House!

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As a home or business owner, you should be aware of the risk of termites to your property as termite damage can be extensive and extremely expensive to repair. Termites are small insects that thrive in damp, dark spaces and feed off timber causing a great deal of destruction and structural damage to any property. Early detection of a termite infestation is crucial to avoid expensive repair costs and to safeguard your home and belongings. In this blog, we are discussing some tell-tale signs your property could have a termite infestation. With the information shared here by termite pest control Adelaide experts you will be able to identify a termite invasion early and save time, money, and stress down the track. Inspect your home regularly for these common signs of termites:

1. Flying Termites: If you can see termites it is the clearest sign of an infestation. It is important to know that a flying termite can be confused for flying ants or common houseflies. If you see flying insects and suspect that it could be a flying termite, book a termite inspection to make sure you take the right action at the right time. 

2.  Rotting Wood or Hollow Timber: Termites prefer moist and damp environments and if you smell rotting wood, it can be a sign that termites are on their way. It is important to check for areas that could potentially attract termites especially during pre-purchase pest inspection. Additionally, blistering, or hollow-sounding wood is a sure sign of termite activity that could have been going on for a while. Tapping and knocking on an area that has termite damage will sound hollow as the timber inside would have been eaten away. If the doors and windows are warped, making it tough to open or shut, it could be because of eating and tunnelling by termites. Get a professional pest control Adelaide technician to thoroughly inspect your property. 

3. Termite Droppings: If the termite colony is growing and eating away at your home, there will be substantial amounts of droppings which look similar to coarse sand and often found in small piles in corners or skirting boards. When you start spotting droppings, it is a clear sign that termites are chewing away at the wood in your home. Make sure you get in touch with a professional pest controller as soon as possible to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.

4. Mud Tubes or Tunnels: Termites live underground and build small tunnels to survive in a moist environment and carry food from the source. Mud tubes are easy to spot and are typically attached to structures, near the foundation. If you spot mud tubes on skirting boards, walls, beams, and exterior walls then get termite pest control experts to assess the situation as soon as possible. 

5. Clicking Sounds: Another sign of a termite colony is clicking sounds coming from the walls or timber areas. Termites are noisy eaters and that’s the sound of termites chewing away on wood. If you can hear them munching, schedule an Adelaide termite inspection as soon as you can and get a professional termite control and management plan for your property. 

If You Suspect Termites In Your House, We Can Help!

Any of these signs can indicate a termite infestation in your house and calling professional termite control Adelaide experts is highly recommended. Worried about termite damage? Get a detailed pest inspection or a free quote with Southern Suburbs Pest Control. Catching termites as early as possible is critical to saving your property, protecting your home, and avoiding big repair expenses later. Book a professional timber pest inspection Adelaide as soon as you suspect termites and let us help you eradicate pests from your property.

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