Updated: Jan 25
Termites are a wood-boring insect species. This means they destroy the wood on your property, causing structural damage and deterioration.
Even buildings constructed mainly of brick or stone may be subject to termite damage since structural supports, and other building components are made of wood and other cellulose-based materials – precisely the kind of material on which termites feed.
Termites breeding and nesting in your home may wreak havoc on your property, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. Unfortunately, this sort of damage is often excluded from homeowners' insurance policies.
You can proactively Prevent termite damage by contracting experts in termite control in Newcastle to conduct inspections of your house for signs of infestation, as well as implementing preventative measures. Termites are active year-round, and since termite swarmers could be mistaken for flying ants, accurate identification is a crucial part of a professionally tailored solution. Signs of an infestation can range anywhere from subtle to severe;
Signs Of Damage To Timber
Termite habitation might also be indicated by hollow-sounding or blistering wood. Termites often destroy timber from the inside, leaving just a thin layer. Hollowed timber usually has a honeycomb interior and sounds empty if you knock on it. Termites consume the cellulose in wood; noticeable fractures on walls or floorboards might be an indication of termite activity within.
Any change in the texture on the surface area of wood should be examined.
Frass Or Termite Droppings
Frass is a major key indicator of an infestation, especially dry wood termites. Frass is wood-coloured debris that looks a bit like sawdust to the untrained eye. But it is, in fact, termite droppings.
Drywood termites, unlike subterranean termites, do not form their tunnels using their excrement. Instead, they push it out of tiny crevices near the nest's entrances. This causes slight black markings and a dark powdery material to appear around areas of infestation.
Look for signs of discarded termite wings, particularly around home access points. Termites swarm out of their nest to mate and locate a new home for their colony. Once a new home is found, they'll twist their wings off as they land since they will never use them again. Swarming Termites look like flying ants whose wings are all the same size, whereas ants have bigger wings in the front and smaller sets at the back.
Mud Tubes On Walls
Subterranean termites construct shelter tubes out of debris, dirt and mud in order to move undetected. These serve as a bridge to food sources as well as protection from predators and moisture conservation. These tubes are about the size of a coin and are often located on the interior and exterior near a building’s entry points.
What To Do If You Spot Signs Of Termite Infestation
Because termite infestations are widespread and a persistent problem, we at Revolution Pest Control are well-versed in termite diagnosis and management. With every treatment, we provide superior Termite Preventative Management. Our termite treatment starts with a complete house inspection; it is recommended that property inspections be performed every 12 months.
We get the job done! Swiftly, effectively, and affordably, using the best technology and a team of well-trained specialists. We offer Termite Control in Newcastle, Hunter, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, and the Central Coast are. So if you have spotted any signs of termite infestation, from subtle to severe - call us today on 4057 0249.