They might be tiny, but an invasion of ants do more damage collectively to homes all over the country than fire, floods and storms combined. It can be difficult if they are around as the secretive insects prefer a dark and protected environment and end up causing damage to homes.
The following signs could get you alerted that there ants in your home.
Tapping things at night - a tapping sound can be heard especially at night as the termite's tap signals on the wood on buildings that they have infested.
Cracking up - Cracks in cornice or door jams can be a sign of mutilation to the goodness of the structures as a result of termite infestation.
Fragile feature - When door jams and skirting boards break with ease is a sure sign that you are infested with ants.
Muddy deposits - To protect their food sources and have a safe place to move around, termites build tunnels which can at times be hard to locate.
Damp spots- Termites live in the moist earthen material which creates wet spots on the walls. If you find any of these, know that termites have infested your property.
The use of lemon juice, chalk, cinnamon and baking soda can be green methods to get rid of the ants