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termites don't stand a chance

Termites cause billions of dollars worth of structural damage annually to homeowners in the United States.  It's important to be aware of the signs that your home is infested with these tiny, hard to spot pests.  Below will show you how to identify, protect and prevent your home from being infested by these damaging pests.

termites are damaging pests that affect most american households without their knowledge.

facts, identification, & control

termite control can be difficult, but there are some things that you should know about how these wood boring pests can affect you and the structural integrity of your home
  • Nest Locations:  Termites are very similar to ants.  They can have large underground colonies that can have heights that rival the empire state building, while their signature mounds can reach almost 8 meters high above the ground.
  • Colony Organization: There are three major castes in a termite colony.  Different groups are classified into a worker caste, reproductive caste and soldier castes.  Chemical makeups, pheromones, hormones, and many other variables are used to differ from one caste to another.
  • Nest Locations: Termites feed on dead wood and rotten treatmentt materials.  They can nest about anywhere in and around your home; in walls, lawns, stumps, even under the foundation of your home.
  • Colony Size:  Colonies can number drastically depending on the type of termite.  For instance, the dry wood termite colony can reach up to 5,000 colony members.  In the United States a subterranean termite colony can have a population size anywhere between 60,000 and 1 million.
  • Colony Lifetime:  A colony can live a relatively long lifetime.  Worker and soldier termites may live 5 to 7 years, while the queen and king may live as long as 60 to 70 years.
  • Do-it-yourself-ineffectiveness:  Most do-it yourself termite control approaches kill only the termites you see.  Some truly effective treatments can penetrate and destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning.  Also, home remedies don't account for the fact that different kinds of termite infestations require different treatments.

types of termites

Want to learn more about the types of termites that are typically found in your region of the country?

Get started with the list below:

  • dampwood termite
  • drywood termite
  • formosan termite
  • subterranean termite
  • conehead termite
  • desert termite

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