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Termite Infestations and Feeding

Subterranean termites invade homes from the soil around and beneath the structure. Infestations occur when subterranean termite workers locate structural wood in contact with soil or when termites build shelter tubes from the soil across foundation walls and into structural wood. Subterranean... more
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What do subterranean termites look like?

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There are three distinct types, or castes, of subterranean termites with physical differences, including reproductives, workers and soldiers. The reproductives include the king, queen and alates. Integral to a colony’s growth, the queen is the largest termite while the king is much smaller.... more
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Could Your Home be at Risk for Termites?

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As the ground warms in spring, termites, much like every insect in nature, begin stirring and coming out of their overwintering spots in search of food. In the case of termites, they are looking for new structures, such as your home, to settle their million member colonies. Before a colony finds an... more
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Termite ID: How to Spot Termites in Your Home

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Every year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the United States. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected for years—damage that isn’t covered by most homeowners’ insurance... more
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Different Types of Termites

There are four major kinds of termites in the United States: dampwood, drywood, Formosan and subterranean. Dampwood termites commonly live in heavily fore sted areas of the country as they prefer wood with a high moisture content. They are normally larger than other termite... more
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