Top 8 Signs of a Termite Infestation in your House | HiCare

Unlike most other pests like cockroaches, spiders, lizards etc. around your home, termites take a rather indirect approach to harming humans and pets. They are extremely minuscule in size and live in damp and dark areas. We cannot easily see them or get to them. You will probably have no idea that these tiny invaders have moved into your house.

You might notice small piles of sawdust around windows and doors. Now, this is called frass and is termites' faeces. If you dare to touch it with bare hands, it can cause skin irritations with itchiness and bumps which results in allergic reactions.

In addition, when breathing spores into the lungs, here are some other reactions that one can spot, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Throat ache
  • What slowly begins as a colony of a few hundred termites can quickly intensify. Here are 8 signs of a termite infestation to stay a step ahead:

    1. Blisters

      These blisters indicate that termites are feeding within or below the areas. They can cause damage in such a way that the flooring might appear as if it has some sort of water damage.

    2. Damaged wood
    3. These can be found below or behind surfaces like walls, floors etc. This is due to the termites biting and chewing through the wood in search of cellulose. Over time, these grooves weaken the wood and set up structural damage.

    4. Swarms
    5. Termite wings can be found near access points. This is when termites swarm out of their nest to mate and find a place to start a new colony. When they land, they twist their wings off because they will never need them again.

    6. Mud tubes
    7. Pencil-sized tubes can be found at any possible food source area like a tree or garden. They nest underground and forage up to their food source. It is important to note that the termites require a certain temperature and humidity extent to survive.

    8. Drywood termites
    9. These nest inside of the woods. They eat the wood while they are infesting and create galleries. And since they eat wood, they also excrete wood, which creates mounds of pellets that resemble sawdust or coffee grounds.

    10. Bubbling paint
    11. You might confuse it with water damage. But uneven or bubbling paint is often a sign of moisture build-up, which could mean one of two things- water damage or termites infestation.

    12. Sticking doors
    13. It's normal for your doors and windows to become stiff and is difficult to open or close. This happens during winters and rains due to excess moisture. But if you're having this problem even during summers, this can be a result of termite damage.

    14. Clicking sounds
    15. The fact that you can hear them eat as they head-bang with their own head is a big signal. If you put your head close to a wood infested by termites, you might hear them. It is even thought that termites detect the size of a piece of wood by using the vibrations.

    HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT?

    Getting pest control services for termites or termite pest control is the best option. The reason being, it eradicates the termites completely. You can use other DIY methods but they won't be as effective as a termite pest control. We would highly suggest getting pest control services for termites at regular intervals as the colonies would get completely washed away.

    HOW CAN HICARE HELP YOU WITH IT?

    Our termite pest control is among the best in the pest control business and a bestseller in the Indian markets. Some of our benefits include:

  • Free treatment of infested areas during the warranty
  • It completely kills the termites
  • Our treatment is extremely safe and is used by developed countries
  • CIB & HACCP approved chemicals
  • The process:

  • We drill holes of 1.2cm in the walls
  • We fill TERMIN-8 solution in these holes to control termites
  • We seal the holes with white cement
  • With 28 years of legacy and 30lakh+ homes served, you can book with us in a hassle-free manner and get pest control services for termites. Also get an extra 5% off on your orders for online payments! All you have to do is give us a call on 8828333888 or visit https://hicare.in/pest-control-services/termite-treatment