Termites are the biggest threat to homeowners in Dubai, they mostly target wooden structure, furniture, books, and drywall coverings. They cause huge damage to buildings and can literally eat away your house. The damage from termites are more likely to occur than the damage from fire. These tiny pests are active 24/7, silently feeding on the cellulose which is an essential component found in wooden structures.
They are usually not on their own, Instead, they are surrounded by thousands of other termites. Altogether they can wreck a building structure, or wooden furniture. Once they get inside your home they start making colony. In a termite colony, the Queen is in charge of reproduction, Soldiers guard the colony, and Workers collect food for the colony. After they make themselves at home, they start damaging your furniture over a few years. In most of the cases the damages become irreparable or very expensive to repair.
So, it is important to understand the signs of termite infestation to avoid the damage as soon as possible.
Mud tubes: Termites build mud tunnels to travel and transfer food and moisture between their colony and wooden source. These types of tunnels are seen close to the foundation of homes and are about the width of a pencil.
Wings: Termite infestation can be confirmed with the appearance of flying termites. They are attracted to light sources. They shed their wings to start a new colony, leaving behind piles of silvery wings on your porch or in windows.
Dropping: Termite droppings resemble to coffee grounds or piles of sawdust. They are also called frass.
Wood damage or Swelling: Termites eat up to the inside of wood, making it hollow. By taping onto it, you could hear hollow sound. The door frames become hard to close, swelled due to termite tunneling.
Homeowners should schedule termite inspection on a regular basis. Termite damage can be very expensive to repair. Even though they can be very tricky to spot, an inspection by a specialist can ascertain the presence of termite control Dubai. The Earlier, that they spot termite better off that you will be. If anyone had a termite treatment in the past, as a preventative method they should schedule annual renewal to provide additional value to a termite treatment.