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How To Detect Termites In Walls

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Termites and their nests

If you think you have termites in your home, you may already know about the telltale signs of termites like faint “lines” in your drywall, small pin holes in your wallpaper or drywall, dirt holes, or bubbling or peeling paint on your walls. You may even know that a hollow sound coming from your walls when tapped on is a sign of termites. But did you know that you can actually hear termites in your walls?

Signs of Termites in Your Walls

One of the stranger signs of termites in your home is that you can hear them! If threatened, soldier termites will begin to bang their heads against the wood to signal to the other colony members that there may be danger present. They may even shake their bodies to the same effect. This banging and shaking can actually create a faint clicking noise that can be heard coming from your walls. 

Worker termites also make noise while they eat. By putting your ear close to a wall you suspect has termites, you might be able to hear them munching at the wood in your walls. 

How To Get Rid Of Termites In Walls

There are a few options that are commercially available to help control a termite population in your home. You may be able to purchase termiticide barriers, depending on the state in which you live, which you apply to your home’s exterior perimeter to create a barrier to entry. There are direct chemical applications that can be used inside the home that are applied directly to the areas where you may have seen termites hiding. Termite baits are installed around the perimeter of your home’s foundation. Within the baits are slow-acting toxins which interrupts a termite’s natural growth trajectory and kills them as they try to molt.

While there are many solutions that you can attempt yourself to get rid of termites in your home, none of them will be as effective as calling in a professional pest company. 

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