Remove termite queen from your premises. These termites are seldom found in homes. This is because homes have wood that do not have moisture content in it. They also do not require contact with the soil and are mostly found in damp woods.
Subterranean termites live in the soil and build one of the largest nests. They are connected via trees and structural timbers in houses. They do not require contact with the soil.
Drywood termites cause damage at a slower as compared to the subterranean termites.
Signs of Termites
You need to be proactive about preventing your home from termites. Here are few signs that will help you know that termites have infested your home.
1. Wood damage
If your home is mostly made out of wood then beware. Most of the houses have wooden floors and it is crucial that you take a look at your floors or other wooden structures once a week to know if there is any damage caused.
Termites have wings.
You may find discarded wings near windows, door or other home access points. When termites find the right place to dig through the wood, they twist their wings off as they know that they won’t need the wings again. Termite wings are of the same size unlike ant wings.
3. Mud Tubes
Mud-tubes can be found near trees or sheds or where the ground connects your house.
As you know, termites require certain temperature to survive. They will thrive at places where there is moisture content.
4. Flashlight and Screwdriver
You need to go to the basement of any part of your house to check the hollowness of your wood.
5. Brown Pellets of Excrement
Take your flashlight and look for termite excrement. Termite droppings may be dark brown pellets or wood colored.