Here at All CLear Exterminating, we know that when termites infest your home you need to make sure that you deal with the issue as soon as you can. However, it’s not always clear when termites have infested your home. The good news is that this article will help you understand what you need to look out for.

1. Holes on your Surfaces

Holes on your Surfaces Termites can drill small holes in your wooden surfaces. These holes are occasionally the size of a nail, sometimes smaller. The holes are not great for your home’s construction.

2. Timber That Sounds Hollow

Timber That Sounds Hollow If you would like to determine whether you have termites you might want to check your timber. Tap it lightly and see if it sounds hollow if it does you’re likely to have a termite infestation.

3. Termite Sawdust

Termite SawdustNow and again, you might notice some little bits of sawdust that are a result of termites drilling into your walls. If you have dry wood termites in your home you’re much more likely to notice the droppings. Targeting the areas close to the sawdust can help you to get rid of the termites. 

4. The Appearance of Termite Wings

The Appearance of Termite WingsWhile termite colonies are in flight they tend to shed small wings. These wings can easily be seen on the floor, on your counter tops, or anywhere where there’s quite a lot of wood. If you spot some termite wings it’s highly likely that your home is infested.

5. Distorted or Cracked Paint

Distorted or Cracked PaintPaint that is distorted or cracked can be a sign of a termite infestation. It can also be a sign that you have water damage. If you come across distorted or cracked paint along with any other signs of termites it’s likely that you have a major termite infestation.

6. Mud Tubes Along your External Walls

Mud Tubes Along your External WallsAnother sign that you could have a termite infestation is mud tubes along your external walls. These mud tubes help to protect the termites from the weather and from predators.  

7. Sagging Wood

Termites are very capable of burrowing into wood and leaving a honeycomb-like pattern behind. They can do this without ever making their way to the surface. Wood can start to sag as it becomes weaker. If you have any wood in or around your home that is sagging there’s a chance you have a termite infestation. 

Here at All Clear Exterminating, we can help you with your termite issue. We can detect and ensure the termites no longer cause any issues. If you would like to speak to us about the services we offer or you’d like to talk to us about an inspection please contact us. We offer free termite inspections and we can give you the peace of mind you need to carry on with your day. 

Contact our friendly team now. We’re experienced, family-owned and operated, and we’re always on time. Let us help you with your termite issue.