Here are the different types of damage that termites can create and signs to look out for:
Wood damageThe most common sign of termite infestation is wood damage. Termites tend to work from the inside out to eat and destroy the wood. Before you see the damage, you may be able to identify termites by looking for areas of hollowed out wood. Wood infested by termites will sound hollow when tapped or knocked on.
Sagging or creaking floorsIf you notice that your floors are sagging there is a chance that termites have started eating away at the floor’s support beams and internal layers. If your floors are creaking or making a lot of noise, it may also be a sign that the floors have some termite damage beneath the surface of the floor.
Sticking windows and doorsDoors and windows are often great access points for termites so it makes sense that they would wreak havoc in these areas. If you notice that your windows or doors are hard to close or open, then it might be a sign of termite damage. By eating away at the foundation of the wood, termites can cause windows and doors to misshape and shift over time making them harder to shut and open.