The major selling points of pests are that they are very sneaky. They can wriggle through spaces and hide between crevices while making life uncomfortable for their hosts. Mice can get into pantry items by sneaking through cracks and opens. Cockroaches, with their slimy body, can sneak in through vents and spread dangerous diseases. However, one of the sneakiest of them all is termites. And it is even worse because unlike some of these pests mentioned above, termites usually leave no visible sign of entry and can continue to wreck havoc in your home unnoticed.
However, to be able to combat the activities of Termites, it is vital that you know how and where to look, and signs that may reveal their infestation. This is because Termites infestation can be extremely dangerous, and it can lead to walls, doors, floors, and windows in your home really unsafe and potentially hazardous.
In this article, we are going to espouse some of the early signs you should look out for and where to look, to uncover their traces and prevent extensive damage to your home and properties.
Be on the Lookout for Termites in Yard or Property:
If you happen to have decaying wood or rotten stumps outside your home, then you may want to do a routine inspection on them for termites. Even after inspecting the surface of the wood and it looks clean, proceed to break the stump into pieces and see if you will notice a mass of little white looks like ants. If you find any, then you are most likely looking at termite workers. And if they are anywhere near your house, then there is a good chance that they may creep into your walls and other wooden structure into your home.
Termite mold outside your home:
Termites thrive in moist, shady places, and if you have any of this spot outside your house, you may want to check for the evidence of termite activities. More importantly, if the wood appears like it has been carved with knives and the troughs look rough, then you may have been infested by termites, and it is only a matter of time before they find their way into your home.
Mud Shelter tubes:
These are usually tubes that termites build from inside the soil to the wood to protect themselves from the sun and harsh weather elements. You can find them often in shady, hidden spots on foundations. At other times, they may even build through concrete cement blocks, making them even much more difficult to notice.
Sounds inside Walls:
Sometimes, you may be able to hear the sound of termites from inside the wall where they may be infesting. Sometimes, the sounds are faint, and you may have to make use of a stethoscope.
In any case, whenever you notice the incursion of termites through any of these manners, you should immediately put a call through to us. Termites can be extremely dangerous, and it will be a bad idea to allow their existence linger longer than necessary.