Termites are one of the most formidable but anticipated pests by a homeowner. They could dig deep into the frame of the wood of your house without you knowing it and could cause a major structural destruction. If you stay cautious, you will be able to discern some signs of possible termite invasion. Termites would leave behind some signs of their presence that must not get unnoticed by a critical eye.
There are ways to do termite inspection in your house and one is to begin looking in areas of your house that tend to be damp or are near the damp soil that include the basement as well as the property within the premises of your house.
Termites survive on the water particularly in soil, making it less likely that they will be found out in a location near a soil that is dry. Moreover, inspect for mud-like formation on any wood that is exposed in your house. Termites usually dig deep into the wood and close up the entrance hole with a mud-like substance.
Another thing to go with termite inspection is to inspect for mud tunnels in all your property where the soil is easily visible both inside your house as well as outside it. The most frequent termites in the United States are subterranean, creating a complicated series of underground tunnels that could reach your house. These tunnels would be approximately the diameter of a pencil. Demolish many possible tunnels by burrowing one inch into it. If the tunnel reoccurs after 1 to 2 days, you may be dealing with the subterranean type of termites.
Look for paint bubbles on painted wood inside your house. Evidently, paint bubbles are a sign that termites might be digging into the wood. Then search for sawdust on or adjacent any portion of the wood structure of your house.
As a termite munches on wood, it would leave some residue sawdust behind. If you see any sawdust in an area, you might have termites. If you find any of the signs indicated above of termite infestation, strike the infested wood with a hammer or whatever blunt object. Wood must sound solid when it is hit. If the wood sounds appear hollow, it may be infested with termites.
Inspect for actual termites everywhere in your house including your garden shed and do every possible means to attain it. They are at times observable on the inside or outside portion of the wood you are checking on. Moreover, note for plenty insect wings wherever in your property.
There are termites that grow wings and could begin to swarm in an area that is infested. Searching for insect wings on the floor is a sign of a possible infestation or at the very least, a sign that your house might be in danger of a termite infestation.