You may have found it difficult to sleep soundly because you heard the sound from your kitchen or your roof. When you examine it and you find out if the source of the sound is from a termite that is damaging your wooden furniture, then you should immediately contact the pest control Columbia SC to expel all termites. You can prevent this if you know the signs of a house that is a termite’s nest.
1. The existence of cavities that form the tunnel pathway on the walls of the house
Ever see a stretch of brownish mounds on a hollow wall of a house resembling a tunnel? Most likely, it is an act on the termite or subterranean termite colonies that are used as access in and out of crops to eat away at your home. This is said to be their strategy so as not to be seen. This small tunnel is made of rubble from the walls, mud, dust, and their feces.
2. The discovery of Termite Dirt Mound
After gnawing on walls and parts and devices made of wood, termites will generally leave dirt or feces that bend on the floor or close to the location of the attack by them. Thus, this powdery, brown-colored mound of dirt inside the house is a strong indication that your residence has become a place to nest.
3. A ‘tap tap’ sound and a sound like a paper tear
Termites will always actively seek new gaps for them to gnaw at. Generally, they will split up and when one of the entourage has found an easy target, the way they give a signal to the larger colony is to bend their heads to the surface to make a tap tap on the wall. After gathering, they also carry out their actions and often undermine the process of making sounds like the process of tearing up the paper.
4. There are many holes on walls, floors or wooden furniture
And if there are too many colonies present, there are many cases which result in holes or the formation of cavities in walls or other household devices, especially those made of wood. If this is the case, it is clear that your home has indeed become a den for many active and harmful termite colonies.