Termite Detection Sunshine Coast

When you need pest control on the Sunshine Coast, look no further than Suncoast Termite and Pest. We’re the experts in finding and getting rid of termites anywhere in your home. One of the best ways to nip the problem in the bud early is to know what signs indicate a possible termite problem. That way you can give us a call as soon as you detect a problem, cutting down on the cost of repairs to your home. Here are some signs it’s time to contact us. 

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Visible Termites 

The most obvious sign that you have termites is if you see them anywhere in your house. The first sign of an infestation is usually the presence of flying termites. These are the ones who have left the nest to look for a mate and seeing them means there’s a nest nearby. You might see them at night or during the day and they tend to swarm after a rainstorm. Not sure they’re actually termites? Let us have a look and we can tell you.

 

Faecal Matter or Body Parts

When you have termites, they leave behind signs that they’re there, even if you never see the actual termite. You might notice faeces, called frass, which look like a dark powdery substance and can usually be seen near any wooden part of your property. You might also see wings or legs from termites that have died. 

 

Tunnels in the Wood

You might notice these tunnels near a broken piece of wood in your home. They aren’t visible through drywall or brick so chances are that you won’t see termite tunnels unless you’re in a place with exposed wood, such as in the attic or shed. We have the technology to detect these tunnels through walls so you don’t have to start tearing up the house if you think you have termites. You might also notice that windows and doors with wooden frames are harder to close because these tunnels increase the moisture in the wood, causing it to swell. 

 

The Sound of Termites 

If you ever hear a soft clicking sound coming from the wall, you may have a termite infestation on your hands. This is either the sound of the termites eating the wood or the worker termites alerting the others of possible danger. This sound means it’s time to let us help.


Call Suncoast Termite and Pest for help finding and getting rid of the termites in your house.