Termites are a huge problem for homeowners. They can cause major damage to the structure of your home and eat away at wood, which is just the beginning of their destructive behavior. Not only do they cost you money in repairs, but termites also make your house uninhabitable by destroying insulation and ruining walls with their tunnels. Identifying termites early on is one way to prevent them from wreaking havoc on your property. This blog post will help you identify these insects so that you can get rid of them before it’s too late!
Creatures as destructive and silent as the termite are not to be taken lightly. The pest, which can eat anything containing cellulose including your home’s furniture or food crops, is estimated to cause billions of dollars in economic damage globally each year with 100 million worth occurring right here in Australia alone! With such a high cost on property owners across the land already stemming from these pests that like eating “in silence,” they need our utmost attention now before it becomes too late.
These little insects are a menace to homes, and they can cause serious structural damage if not dealt with quickly. Here’s how you identify them:
Termites have flat bodies that range from 1/4 inch long for workers up to 3 inches in length for the queen termite. They communicate through odor trails which lead other members of their colony back home when out on an adventure or food hunt. If your house starts smelling like rotten wood then it is likely infested by these hungry bugs!
Termites are small insects with a straight waist, antennae and usually a white or translucid colour. Termites are very similar to ants and this is why many people confuse them. One difference between termite species types include their preference for whether they eat wood that’s moist or dry. Some of the most common type being dampwood-termites who live in moist environments like forests where there is plenty of decaying plants to feed on while others enjoy dryer conditions such as desert regions which lack vegetation so can’t be eaten by other animals.