Signs of Termites
You will never see termites out in the open. They live and breed in humid, dark and protected environments and this is exactly what makes it very difficult to detect them, until a lot of damage has been done. This is exactly why it is important to get an annual termite-inspection. We at Emblem Pest Services have the expertise to handle this inspection and any required treatment with the highest levels of expertise. But there are certain signs you can look out for:
- Papery/Hollow-Sounding Timber– When the termites eat through timber, they leave a very fine veneer of paint or timber. If you tap/ knock in the area which has termite damage, you will hear a papery or hollow sound in the spots where the timber has been eaten
- The Vacuum Cleaner Damages the Skirting Board- Since termites eat the timber in the structure, when you are vacuuming the house, the pressure that is caused by the vacuum damages the door jamb/skirting board/architrave
- Tight-Fitting Doors and Windows– As the termites eat through the timber, the mud that is created by their excrement traps moisture and heat and causes the wood to swell, which makes it difficult to open windows & doors
In addition to this, you may find termite mud near the wooden elements in your home, or even on the brick surfaces.