Termite infestation is one of the major problems that we face today. There are various signs of termite infestation that can be noted to prevent the big damages. Most houses use timber in their homes as doors, windows, or furniture. Using wood for furniture and other decoration works gives an elegant look to your homes and buildings. So, it is an unavoidable part of the construction. The price of wood varies according to its type and quality. Hence, most of the time we compromise in buying high-quality timber for our long-term use. If you buy woods that are not been treated for insects and pests, that results in termite infestation.
Termite infestation is not a simple matter. They are very destructive and cause serious damages to your furniture, doors, and windows. If you didn’t notice their infestation earlier, it will be a big problem. So, it is better to be aware of signs of termite infestation and book a pest control service as earlier as possible. There are several pest control service centers in every city. The New Star Pest Control is one of the best pest control company in the UAE that provide services across Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, and now in Abu Dhabi.
Early warning signs of termite infestation
The most recognizable sign of termite infestation is the presence of mud tubes. Generally, the mud tubes are seen in walls spread out from the ground itself. We usually break the mud tubes to destroy them. Is it a complete solution to get rid of termites? No. Simply breaking the mud tubes and cleaning the dirt on the wall will never completely destroy them. So, clearly inspect all the wooden furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, and all things with wood. And find out the presence of termites and their nest.
Holes in wood
Termites will eat wooden furniture, doors, and windows completely inside. We can’t easily identify the infested area because the signs that are visible outside will be very small. Termites usually eat the woods from inside and leave dust there itself. After a long, small pores will become visible outside and the inside portion will just be a pore.
The wooden doors, windows, and frames we use commonly in our homes are some of the easily accessible places for termites. They can attack it from below the floor or from outside your home. Sometimes, stuck doors also will be a warning sign of termite infestation. Any signs like hollowness, small holes, wood dust, or mud tubing are dangerous, and take appropriate action if you notice something like this.
Termite swarms shed their wings. These wings are a warning sign of termite infestation that we need to notice. The termite swarmer sheds their wings usually when they fly to start colonies. The small piles of wings on window sides, spider webs, or on the floor both inside and outside should be noticed while inspecting termite infestation.
Be alert on following signs of termite activities:
- Wood that sound hollow when tapped
- Small, pinpoint holes in the drywalls
- Buckling wooden or laminated floor boards.
- Droppings on dry wall
- Stuck windows or doors
- Maze like pattern in furniture, floor boards or walls
- Mud tunes in the wall from the floor to top
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage