Common Signs of Termites
Look for these common signs of termites and give us a call for a free termite inspection and quote.
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What are the Warning Signs of Termites in Your Home?
Mud Shelter Tubes
Mud in cracks
Did you know? Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs!
• All termites are social insects and raise their young as a group.
• The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world.
• Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
• Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest.
• Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected.
• There are about 2,000 known termite species in the world.
• Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage.
• Subterranean termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductive.
• Termites need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in wet areas aboveground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring, groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies.
• Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring, insulation … even swimming pool liners and filtration systems!
• Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.
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Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home, and keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation. Indoors, homeowners should reduce humidity through proper ventilation of crawl spaces, attics and basements to avoid attracting subterranean termite swarms.
The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near the foundation of the home. Prevent subterranean termite access by diverting water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.