Detecting Termites

Detecting Termites

Detecting termites is not that easy and therefore before you identify them, they will have done lots of damage. The level of damages they do highly depend on their species and the colony’s size, there are colonies that will damage a house within a few minutes while others will take several years. You should interpret the following as termites evidence.


. Damaged wood or timber

The damaged timber will sound hollow once knocked. This indicates that termites are within that area particularly if the timber is in contact with the ground.

. Accumulating piles of dirt or soil around wood

This is a sign of termite infestation. Some types of termites will make exit routes from the wood for their waste or droppings.

. Mud tubes

To get fourth and back between the nest and food source, termites have to create passage ways.

. Wings left behind

Winged species heavier infestation will result in large piles of shed wings. The wings have the shape of tear drops.

. Soft noises originating from your floors or walls

Some species will produce a soft mulching sound when devouring your home or soft tapping while communicating with each other. To communicate, they bang their heads.