How To Recognize If You Have A Termite Infestation

Termites are destructive little critters that will literally eat your home away from the inside out. There are various species of termites and termite activity varies from region to region. The nature of termites remains the same however, they destroy homes and possessions. Seek immediate help and employ termite treatment strategies.

There are certain things that could raise the alarms that you may have in infestation of termites in your home and that you should act immediately.

If you have an idea that you may have termites, use a screwdriver or any other sharp object to make holes in the wood to visually see for yourself if they are present. It is always a good idea to start on the lower levels of your home as termites originate from the soil outside.

Tap your wooden fixtures and fittings and note any hollow sounds. Termites operate by hollowing out the wood without damage the outside coatings so that they can work undetected.



Always inspect the wooden interior and exterior of your home where the structure is in contact with soil. Soil is on of the places where termite treatment solutions are generously place in order to prevent termites entering the structure or exiting the structure to gain access to the live giving moisture in the soil.

Mud tunnels on the walls on the exterior walls of your home are a sure sign of a termite infestation. The termites need the moisture from the soil in order to survive. The will often exit the structure and return to the soil in order to get the life giving moisture that they require. The tubes are the perfect way for them to have instant access to moisture as and when needed.

Always try to take preventative measure against termite infestations and these infestations are difficult to eradicate once they have inhabited your home.

Wherever possible don’t allow direct access or contact between the soil outside and your wooden structures in your home.

Do whatever necessary to prevent moisture accumulating near your home’s foundation, termites need moisture to survive.

Store your firewood away from the foundation of your home.
If you have an exiting termite colony inhabiting your home or garden, get rid of it quickly or the colony will only get bigger.

Call your local pest control specialist  in Gold Coast to do a thorough inspection should you have any reason to believe termites are present. It is always best to be certain rather than ignore any signs and allow the termites to take over and destroy your home.

If you prefer to DIY the termite problem, use a liquid termite treatment in the soil and around the entire exterior of your home as a repellent or use the termite treatment called baiting to draw them in to feed on poison that kills them.

Termites are a pest which can have devastating effects but if you are vigilant and aware of what is happening in your home, you will be able to eradicate them before they have the chance to wreak havoc.