What are the signs of termites in your home?

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asked Jun 6, 2018 in Other-Home/Garden by Scottui (400 points)
What are the signs of termites in your home?

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answered Jun 8, 2018 by Grahlu (51,270 points)
Some signs that termites could be eating away at your home are sagging floors and walls, floor joists or other wood around your home that seems soft or is easy to push your finger through.

Termites will also leave a trail that kind of looks like sand from the wood to wherever they're going.

If you think you might have termites you should contact a pest control company to have them treat your home for termites and they should also place some of those termite baits into the ground.

The termite bait system is called the Sentricon System that is placed into the ground. You can buy the system online or you can have a pest control company install it and the termites will go for the sentricon system instead of your home.
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answered Aug 1 by Tilman (2,750 points)

Hey everyone, you may not see direct evidence of a termite infestation, but that doesn't mean you should remain indifferent to the problem. Sagging floors, holes in the woodwork of a home, and voids in structural structures are serious signs of termites that should be a warning to you. If termites are found in dry wood, they can be disposed of with liquid nitrogen. To do this, small holes are drilled in the affected wood, where nitrogen is introduced. By the way, there are also special termite bait stations, if you are interested then https://envirobug.com.au/collections/termite-traps you can read useful information about this.

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answered Aug 1 by Wendell (33,580 points)
Termites are eusocial insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank of infraorder Isoptera, or alternatively as epifamily Termitoidae, within the order Blattodea.

The signs of termites in your home include.

    Discolored or drooping drywall.
    Peeling paint that resembles water damage.
    Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
    Small, pinpoint holes in drywall.
    Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards.
    Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor.
    Excessively squeaky floorboards.

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