Subterranean termites


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Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites are found in every state except Alaska. This termite species lives in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive "mud tubes" to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive species in the U.S.

Identification
Subterranean termites are creamy white to dark brown/black and long, narrow and oval in shape. They are 1/8 inch long. They are found throughout the U.S.

Environment
Subterranean termites live in underground colonies with as many as two million members. They are also found in moist secluded areas above ground. Subterranean termites swarm in the spring when groups of reproductive termites go off to start new colonies.

Threats
Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. Over time, they can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a pest professional about subterranean termite treatment.

Treatment
If you have or suspect you have termites, call us for a free termite inspection. Our technicians will evaluate your home for signs of termites and recommend a Termite Control program right for you. We also offer termite prevention programs to protect your most valuable investment – your home – from costly damage termites can cause.



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