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3 Signs of a termite infestation

If you can see one termite that’s a good sign that’s there is normally a lot more hiding in your home. Termites are known to come in swarms and you can tell that they are close by as they will leave a few tell tale signs.

It's hard to know exactly where termites are coming from but there are a few tell-tale signs. If you think you've spotted some wings call the Urban Pest Management team and we can tell you if it's something or nothing to worry about. If it is something to worry about our Sydney pest control team will provide an upfront inspection of your home and report back to you on the extent of the infestation, if there is any damage present, and the most effective solution to exterminate the termites.

Termites cost Australians billions of dollars each year in damages.

Warning Signs: The Termite Trifecta

1. Discarded Wings

Found near the foundation, windows, & doors. When winged termites start swarming and building up their colonies the nymphs when maturing will shed their wings for their new set. These termites are on the look out for new places to colonize.

2. Damaged Wood

Found below the surface or between walls of your home. Termites consume wood and lumber from the inside and will only leave the shell or paint remaining. That's why when you tap on wood and you hear a hollow sound its a good indication you have a termite infestation.

3. Mud Tubes

Found near the base of your house and indicates a termite infestation. These are thin tubes situated near the termite nest. There purpose is access between the ground and surface or to transport food.

Termite Mud Tubes are commonly made out of soil or wood scraps.

If you've noticed any of the above contact Urban Pest Management to book a termite inspection - click here.

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