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Termites

Termites
Termites

A termite infestation can be destructive to your home or property. Termites are known as the “silent destroyer” because they could be hiding in your home or garden without any visible signs of damage or their presence. Termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. All homes, regardless of how they are built, are able to provide cellulose food for termites to feed on.

What to look for:

  • Noise - Termites make a clicking sound when they bang their heads against the wood or will shake their bodies when disturbed. If you listen closely near termite infested wood you will be able to hear them eating.
  • Flying termites - Flying termites leave the nest to search for a mate so that they can establish a new colony, which will likely be near your premises. The flying termites tend to swarm after rainfall. Once the flying termite finds a mate it will discard its wings.
  • Hollow timber - Termites consume wood from the inside out leaving the wood hollow and fragile. Knocking on the wood will give off a notable hollow sound or the wood might simply break under pressure.
  • White ants - Termites are often mistaken for “white ants”.
  • Droppings - Termite droppings display as small black marks or a dark powder.