Termites are known as the “silent destroyers” because they can be hiding behind walls and are hard to hear or see while they are damaging your home or business. Termites are some of the most destructive and prevalent bugs that cause significant damage. There are several types of termites, with the most common being the drywood and subterranean termites. Drywood termites typically inhabit southern climates. Subterranean termites can be found in all states, except for Alaska, and cause approximately 95% of all termite damage throughout the US.
Termites feed on wood and cellulose materials (dead plants and trees), including wood and wood mulch in your gardens. Within the walls of your home or through the soil up to your home’s interior, termites burrow tunnels causing damage to the house’s foundation and furniture. And because they are often burrowed in your walls, the signs of termite damage can go unnoticed for years.
Wondering what the major difference is among the most common termites – subterranean and drywood termites? Subterranean termites bury into the ground, while drywood termites are found inside the wood they are infesting. This leads to varying points of attack on your property. Subterranean termites build mud tubes to tunnel through the ground and invade your home. It can spell disaster if termites find their way into either your home or on your property.
It is a clear indicator that termites have infested your home if you notice piles of wings, comparable to fish scales, around your home or business. These piles of wings form after a swarm of termites have mated to start new colonies. The “reproductive” swarm typically occurs during springtime and is only temporary. Hollow wood and cracked paint are some other signs of termite damage.
It is always a good idea to use pest control services to eliminate any bugs from your home. In addition to pest control services, there are also some actions you can take to prevent termites from entering your home. It is recommended to control the moisture in your home with a dehumidifier, which will reduce the risk of termites. Remove standing water on your roof and gutters. Also, repair any leaking faucets and water pipes.
A professional termite inspection can help you to get rid of these silent destroyers in your home or business.
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