They are called the "silent destroyers" because of all known pests, they cause the most damage. Their presence might not even be known for years until their handiwork becomes apparent - the significant devastation of your property. They eat dead trees and plants, or anything that is cellulose-based and no longer alive. Unfortunately, a lot of materials found in homes and offices fall under this category, thus attracting termites. They are found everywhere, except Antarctica. That is why termite control and extermination is so vital.
There are some 3,106 known species of termites, and 183 of them cause damage, 83 in this subcategory causing significant damage to wood. Nine of them have been classified as pests in North America.
Because termites live long - termite queens are known to have a lifespan of 50 years - and can tear through wood easily, it is imperative that any termite infestation is dealt with immediately before they can cause further damage. The tell-tale signs are termites’ wastes or droppings, which are dark brown in color, in the proximity of weakened wood, or termite passages on the floor or walls. The former indicates drywood termite infestation and the latter is an indicator of subterranean termites on your property.
The presence of drywood termites can be confirmed by checking the wood where termite droppings are found or a termite nest; shining a flashlight into holes might be enough to reveal them. Subterranean termites, which cause more damage than drywood termites, tend to build a network of tunnels before reaching the surface, and sometimes these are also visible. Professional termite exterminators can do the needful tasks to get rid of both types of termites for good.
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