Can You Spot a Termite Problem Early On?

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At The Pest Guys, we are often only contacted once termites have invaded your home or business and caused damage! This comes down to many people being unaware of what signs to keep an eye out for if they suspect a termite infestation, or what kind of investigating can be done to determine if pesky termites have invaded your home or business. Termite Inspections Perth can be booked via The Pest Guys if you are unsure. 

Termite Eggs

Location! Location! Location!

You’re forgiven for not being able to remember the last time you saw some termite eggs. Hopefully you’ve never seen them because you’ve never had a termite infestation, but it’s also likely you haven’t seen them because they are usually laid underground in the heart of the nest. This location keeps the eggs safe from predators, and in a space where the colony of termites can look after the eggs.

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What Do They Look Like?

Termite eggs have three distinct factors to their appearance

  1. Small – Can be seen by the naked eye, but are very small in size
  2. Colour – Almost translucent, a creamy off white colour.
  3. Clusters – Made more easily visible to the naked eye as many eggs are normally laid together.

Role Within the Colony

In a colony, every termite has a role. Once a swarm of termites has picked your home or business as their new nest, a king and queen will begin to reproduce and lay eggs. A queen can produce up to 1000 eggs per day!

In 26 days, from these little eggs, many termites will emerge and many will eventually become termite workers. The termite workers are the pests that build elaborate tunnels to food sources and bring food back for the colony. Other eggs may grow to become nymph or soldier termites.

How to Get Rid of Them

Call in The Pest Guys! Our team can come out to do a termite inspection on your property, before carrying out a termite treatment if necessary.

So, if you are unlikely to see the termite’s eggs, how can you discover a termite problem early on? You may need to book a termite inspection, for Perth residents, contact The Pest Guys.

Frass

What is it?

Termite droppings, known as frass, are an easily recognisable, more visible sign that you have termites lurking around your home. These droppings can be found near entrances to termite holes and nests, as termites consume and push out the wood as they build tunnels to their nests, leaving their droppings to build up at the nest holes.

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Eureka!

If you come across frass in your home, don’t fret! Finding frass early in the infestation stage is imperative to avoiding significant damage to the structure of your home in the long run. 

Frass can be described as small, wood-coloured droppings that are sometimes compared to looking like a pile of sawdust. It is more common to find frass than it is to find eggs in your home, as frass may be left on windowsills, under furniture, in corners and in dark spaces.

The more frass you come across in your home, the more termites that are likely to be munching away at the wood structures in your home.

While our tips will help you identify the signs of termites, but the only sure way to know if you have a problem is to call The Pest Guys. And the best part? Our professional team can swiftly take care of the problem for you with a termite treatment! Book a termite inspection in Perth, today.