Do Termites Live In Trees?
One of the many questions that people have about termites is whether they live in trees or not. For a lot of people that live in Queensland it can be hard to figure out where the termites come from, so they can deal with them properly. The truth is that termites live in trees, and many times they create nests there, which are easy to spot if they are outside. But they can also create nests inside the tree.
Are termites affected by the weather?
When they create a nest, termites usually try to do so inside the tree and sometimes they expand outside of the tree too. Rain is obviously bad, so they try to avoid that. Most nests aren’t dealing with direct sun exposure. What they do like are wet conditions and dampness, since that makes it ideal to eat on the desired parts of the tree. Anything like sun or rain can be problematic.
Termite nests can also be found fully underground. You will find some species that have mounds on the ground. It’s also common to see termites mudding, which allows them to move to new feeding sites. Mudding provides tubes that make transportation a lot faster and easier, something to keep in mind.
Do termites attack wood in your home?
Generally termites will always try to find new places where they can eat food, so they will have scouts coming in. Which is why you want to monitor any kind of wood in your home. See if the floor boards are spongy or bouncing, if the windows or doors are not shutting properly and if there are ripples in the paintwork. Other things you want to check are any mud spots, these can be in the plasterboard or any type of wood.
Some people even drill holes in trees to identify where the termites are and that alone can make it easier to figure out how to tackle this issue properly. It’s extremely important to think about that, and in doing so the results can be quite impressive.
Finding a good termite exterminator is very important if you see any signs of termite infestation. Don’t wait on it because it might end up being too late. The best thing that you can do is to try and figure out how to solve the problem and deal with it early on. Once you do that, you will also find it easier to prevent any termite issues in the future!