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Home Termite Damage

Termites can create significant damage to a home. They can chew through a foundation causing a collapse, eat through plastic plumbing or damage swimming pool liners. If termites are a common problem in your area, or you have had them before, it is a good idea to have an exterminator inspect your... more
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Termite Evidence

If you are looking for evidence of termites, watch out for “mud tubes”, cracked or bubbling paint (which could also be a sign of water damage), or wood that sounds hollow when you knock on it. For the actual termites be on the lookout for discarded wings on window sills and at door entries.... more
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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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Termite Prevention Tips

Schedule a termite inspection. These should be done annually by an expert from pest control services. Treat the soil around your house. Some choose the DIY route, but professionals can typically get this done in less than a day. Once in place, a treatment will last several years. To treat... more
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How To Conduct A Proper Termite Inspection

It is not difficult for a layperson to inspect a home for termites when obvious signs are present. Unfortunately, mud tubes are often absent, making it very difficult to determine whether termites are present. It is even more difficult for a layperson to distinguish between old termite damage... more
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How Do I Know If I Have Termites?

The first step in prevention is to be on the alert for termites. Termites rarely emerge from soil, mud tubes, or food sources through which they are tunneling. Most people are not aware they have termites until they see a swarm or come across damage during construction. Some of the ways to... more
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Termites are wood eaters

Termites are wood eaters and they can cause significant damage to homes and other wooden structures. There are three different types of termites: dry wood, subterranean, and damp wood. Because of their different habitats and behaviors, specific control measures are used for each type of... more
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40 Species of Termites in US

In the United States, we can find around 40 species of termites.  Worldwide, there are at least 2,000 species of termites. Looking at them, they do not seem to amount to much. How can an insect so tiny destroy an entire building, Measuring just about ¼ to ½ inches in length. They have... more
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Drywood Termites

Everybody may have some sort of idea that termites are terrible.  Most people simply know that termites can damage homes, but can be exterminated by getting the services of exterminators.  Not everyone knows, though, that termites can totally demolish homes if left unchecked. In fact,... more
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Termites “The Silent Destroyers”

What makes the termites such difficult pests is that they manage to destroy our homes without us knowing about it.  They just work – or eat – quietly behind the scenes; actually, behind the wood to be more accurate. Termites have this terrible habit of eating just the middle part of the... more
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