Termites are destructive pests. Unlike in the cartoons, termites won’t devour timber longs in the blink of an eye but slowly and gradually which can have devasting consequences. Did you know termite can cause approx $40 billion in damages worldwide? In Australia itself, the estimated loss is more than 100 million dollars. Not knowing about the termite infestation at your home means a nasty shock and significant repairs down the road. The sooner you treat a termite infestation, the better off you’ll be. It is, therefore, very critical to regularly check for termite infestation. Remember a minor tip-off about the presence of termites could save you from structural damage and huge repair bills in the future. Tradie Team is renowned when it comes to termite treatment in Australia. We are every termite’s nightmare and here are some tips by our experts on significant signs of a termite infestation at your abode.
- Experience Difficulty with Sticking Doors and Windows
The summer is here, and during this time it is typical for the doors and windows to stick. This, however, is not always the case. The termites produce moisture when they eat and tunnel through the door and window frames. It causes the wood to warp, making it extremely difficult to open doors and windows.
- Discarded Wings
The appearance of discarded wings or a clump or winged insects near your windows means a need for an immediate termite inspection. The flying termites lose their wings after finding a mate. The termites start finding their way into a nesting site to begin a new colony after losing their wings. The discarded wings are a giveaway stating that termites have chosen your home to nest.
- Head Banging
Yes, we agree termite problem is something that you would want to bang your head on the walls. Headbanging or clicking sound, however, is a sign of termites. The soldier termites bang their heads on against the wood or shake their bodies to signal danger to others in the colony.
- Mud Tubes
Just as the name suggests, mud tubes are tubes made of mud. If you see brown cracks which are approximately the size of a straw, there can be termite infestation. Mud tubes are mostly seen in your garden, and therefore it is essential to keep your shrubs, bushes, and foliage always trimmed so you can catch the first signs of a termite infestation when you notice mud tubes.
- Hallow Timber
Termites consume the wood from inside out. They only leave a thin veneer of timber or just the paint. When you knock or tap on a wall or wood, and it sounds hollow, then it’s a clear sign of termite infestation. The termites weaken the structure until the timber has been consumed. Remember, termites can weaken the integrity of your home.
- Sawdust or Frass
One of the most prominent signs of termites is frass – their excretion. Frass may look like a little differ from sawdust with darker in colour and shaped like pellets and not loose wooden shavings. If you notice any cracks in your home, then you need to check the area for something that might look like sawdust.
At Tradie Team, we not only provide you with termite home inspection but also complete termite removal. We use a step-by-step process to clear out the termite infestation and make sure our treatment is full proof not allowing them to come back. Connect with us on 0448 955 555 for further information.