Asked by: Janosne Mossa
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

Why are termites in my bathroom?

Termite Damage in Bathroom. Bathrooms are often the site of moisture problems caused by leaky pipes and the combination of humid showers and inadequate ventilation. As if these moisture problems were not enough, they also can create conditions conducive to termite infestations.

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In this manner, do termites like bathrooms?

It may surprise you to know that the average bathroom is an ideal place for termites to thrive. These insects need wood, warmth and moisture in order to survive. Termite infestations can be hidden in walls, floors and ceilings. Infestations can be particularly difficult to detect behind tile and bathtubs.

Subsequently, question is, what are the signs of termites in your home? Here are 7 signs of termites that you might have these unwanted guests living in your home:

  • Head banging. Not yours, but the termite soldiers!
  • Flying termites.
  • White ants.
  • Papery or hollow sounding timber.
  • Tight fitting doors and hard-to-open windows.
  • Tunnels in wood.
  • Frass – termite droppings.

Also know, do termites leave on their own?

If you're willing to put up with these insects crawling in your curtains and staining them with their excrement, this pest problem will go away on its own. Termites will not go away on their own.

How do you get rid of termites yourself?

The best way to kill termites with boric acid is to use bait stations.

  1. Coat or spray wood (or another cellulose material) evenly with boric acid.
  2. Plant the boric acid bait in the garden near your house or in an open infestation.
  3. Check on the bait station regularly and replenish it with boric acid as needed.

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