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Termite pest: How to identify and control them

Termites are one of the few pests that evade our eyes and are only visible on rare occasions or when the infestation has progressed to a bad state. They generally spend their whole lives inside the wood, eating them and destroying furniture and foundations. Under such circumstance, termite pest control becomes an absolute necessity.

A pest control service eliminates the pest by destroying its habitat and the pests. Such a service ensures that measures are taken to protect the property from further infestation. Depending on the type of pest, various techniques are adopted to eliminate them. Termites are one of the most stubborn of all pests. In this post, we will help you identify the problem of termites in your house or office.

5 Signs you May have a Termite Problem

Dry wood termites are the ones you need to watch out for, as the name suggests they live in wood and eat wood. Sometimes it is several years before you detect they are present in your property. Hence, identifying the problem early can save you a lot of furniture. Here are the 5 signs that would indicate termites live in your house.

Quiet Clicking Sounds – Have you ever wondered what termites sound like. If you ever hear quite clicking sound coming from the walls or the doors, it is the soldier termites banging their head against the wood to signal a warning whenever they are disturbed. Worker termites who eat the wood in your house make a lot ofsound while eating, you can hear this sound when you put your ear against the wood.

Flying Termites – These are termites that fly and land into your home. They have left their colony and are looking for a mate to start a new colony. Some of these species are attracted to light and come to your house during the evening or after rain.

Hollow or Papery Wood – If your doors, windows, or any other piece of wood has become hollow and wood dust is leaking all around. Then, termites have infested the wood and eaten it from the inside. After a termite is done with a piece of wood only the papery outer layer remains, and the inside becomes hollow.

Tight Doors and Windows – Although the doors and windows can expand due to weather, it can sometimes be due to the moisture produced by termites while they eat the wood. This is also a sign that you should investigate if you have a termite infestation.

Tunnels in the Wood – This is hard to identify in a piece of wood or furniture, but if observe this in any wood lying around the house, then you have a termite infestation.

Once you have identified the problem of termites, the next step is to take the necessary steps to eliminate them from your property. However, this is easier said than done, termites can be stubborn. A professional pest control service provider can help you with this. We are one of the most renowned pest control service providers in Dubai.

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