Skirting Being Eaten

Is Your Skirting Being Chowed Down? It Might be a Sign of Something Far More Serious

Dry wood termites tend to house their colonies within the wood on which they feed. As these insidious pests consume wood, they burrow mazes of chambers and tunnels within walls and furniture. Before you know it, your home could be devastated and you could be sitting with thousands in damages on your hands.

By the time that you identify the problem, it might already be too late. The termite infestation may have already firmly established itself in and around your home, and the best way forward is to partner with an industry-leading pest controller to regain control of your property again and to limit the damage to your home.

Identify a Termite Infestation Right Away

The best defence that you have is to educate yourself on signs of a termite infestation. By doing so, you can be proactive and stop it from escalating, and prevent more damage from being done to your home. So let’s take a closer look at some of the common signs that your home is being overrun by these annoying pests.

  • Hollow-sounding Wood

Termites always prefer to be in humid, dark environments. This means that they don’t typically feed on surface wood, which is easily visible to the human eye. In fact, the wood’s surface might still appear smooth, even though the termites are inflicting severe damage right underneath it. If wood gives off a hollow sound when you tap it, it may be because termites are consuming the wood from the inside out.

  • Clumps of Discarded Wings

Reproductive termites are called “swarmers”, and they take flight to create new colonies. If you see a swarm of insects on your property or groups of discarded wings, call our team at Bugman Pest Control right away!

  • Termite Faeces

Dry wood termites produce wood-coloured droppings called “frass”, as they make their way through your home’s wood. Be on the lookout for faecal pellets usually made visible in a pile on the floor, window sill or skirting. It has the appearance of sawdust.

Trust Bugman Pest Control for a Permanent Solution to Termite Infestations

If your property is buckling under the weight of a termite infestation, then don’t give up. Call Bugman Pest Control today for a free quote for effective and affordable pest control. We are dedicated to helping you regain control of your home, and will go the extra mile to ensure that your home remains pest free.

One of the reasons behind our immense success and continued popularity in the marketplace is the fact that we do not only address the symptoms of the infestation, but also look at the reasons behind it. This allows the property owner to ensure that these ideal breeding conditions will never be present on the property again, and that their home can stay termite free. To learn more about our company and to find out more about all the different pests that we deal with, contact us today. We look forward to helping you rid your home of these unwanted pests, and enjoy a greater quality of life again.