What Are The Signs Of Termite Infestations?

 

Out of all the problems that can arise with a property that you own, it’s fair to say that termites are one of the worst. A lot of the time, the issue is that you don’t even notice that termites are present until the problem has become so large that it is almost uncontainable.

That is where the team here at Suncoast Termite & Pest can step in to help! 

We specialise in the extermination of various pest infestations in homes, and termites are one of the issues that we deal with most frequently.

In the hope that you can get us out to you earlier than you might, here are some of the key signs that you might have a termite problem and you need an expert to undertake a termite inspection on the Sunshine Coast.

 

White Ants

 

One of the most common mistakes people make is seeing what they think are ‘white ants’ and trying to eliminate them with the usual ant related products.

These are, in fact, types of termites, and you can usually differentiate them by checking for completely straight antennae, two same-sized sets of wings, and generally a much thicker waist section.

 

Tight Fitting Windows And Doors

 

If you have noticed that your window and doors fixings have started to become very tight over time, it is a clear sign that termites are doing their work!

They produce a lot of moisture when they are eating and tunnelling through the wood, which creates a warping effect similar to that of humid and damp weather. A lot of people miss this because they just assume that the warping is due to their weather conditions.

 

Frass

 

Frass is the term used to describe dropping that termites leave behind.

If you start to find small black marks and a dark powdery substance in certain areas of your home wood, then it’s very likely to be the waste that the termites within have pushed out from the nests onto the surface.

So, if you require a termite inspection on the Sunshine Coast, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Suncoast Termite & Pest.

The sooner you can get the beginnings of a problem like this sorted out, the sooner we can get your home back to its normal condition!

Feel free to get in touch with a member of the team if you have any specific questions that you need answering.