Here are a few signs of termite evidence around your home or building, but they're not exactly easy to spot sometimes so it's always best to have an accredited termite pest control specialist come out to check.

  • Mud shelter tubes, are what Termites build for protection. The most common places that these will be found are on brick foundations, gyprock or architraves.

  • Mud trails can be seen around timber and furniture, which is a direct results of the mud tunnels that Termites build from the ground which act as a passageway to their food source. This may suggest that termites may be burrowing their way into your house.

  • Are your timber architraves hollow? If yes, it's because termites hollow out the middle of timber, leaving a thin outer shell that protects them from predators and desiccation. .

  • Wood dust piles - you can image what this means!

  • Squeaky floorboards or sagging floors or doors -  don't dimiss sagging floorboards as wear and tear, and instead get Jenner Pest Control to come out and conduct a Termite Inspection.

  • Cracked paint or plaster is another common sign since termites eat away at timber, affecting its structural integrity, it causes cracks in paint and plaster).

  • Noticed a few shed wings? This is a sign of "flying ants" which is one key sign to watch out for.

If you notice any evidence of termites, it is critical to act as quickly as possible.  It is important that termites are not disturbed when found and it is very important they are not sprayed with domestic pesticides as this can compromise termite treatment methods.  Contact Jenner Pest Control for a termite inspection and we can advise on the best method to treat and protect your home.

Treatment options begin with an inspection, usually followed by eradication of the termite colony, and then establishing a barrier to help prevent the reoccurrence of termite activity.