Termites are very tricky creatures that can intrude into your home minus your knowledge and its due to this that most people call them ‘hidden invaders’. Research findings has it that about 5 billion dollars’ worth of damages in U.S homes are due to the termites activities. It is also unfortunate that termite damages are not covered by most insurance policies and in an event that you neglect to take quick action on the existence of the termites in your home you risk spending thousands of dollars in repairs.
There is no home that termites cannot invade and damage to its structural supports, window and door frames or even insulation but the good thing is that you can realize their presence early before they totally destroy the structures and thus minimize the damage. The following signs will make your spot the termite’s invasion in your home early enough.
Cracking sounds from the wooden structures.
If you get frequent clicking sounds from your wall then there are high chances that you have termites in your home. Many a times the soldier termites bang their heads against wood or shake to pass information of imminent danger to other termites in case their colony is destroyed. Termites also eating loudly and if you happen to take your ear next to the point that you think they have infested you will hear them eating through the wood.
On coming across flying insects around your homestead
The flying termites will give the initial sign that your house is actually infested by termites since this flying termites called the swarmer’s always move out from their nest to find mates that will be helping them in building another nest in your home. Besides, they have another feature of shading off their wings and you will be able to see their wings when a day breaks because most of their operation take place at night.
Have you seen an increase on Ants in your house?
Numerous folk do not understand the dissimilarity between termites and ants because they have similar features like shape, size and conduct. This is proportionally worse since ants will be having a great harm on your house likened to termites
Increase of the hole in the woods around your home
Termites often eat dry wood from inside and hence on seeing that wood within your house are increasing each day start planning for preventive measure of termites.
Trouble in closing and opening your door or window
As termites feed on and digs on the through the wood on your door the give out moisture which later cause the wood to warp making the door difficult to open.
You see holes in the wood around your home
Burrows that you see on woods in your home would imply that the termites had penetrated in the wood and are essentially consuming the woods.