The Billion Dollar Pests: Termites
Termites are among the most destructive pests to homes and other structures, inflicting over a billion dollars in damage every year. Often mistaken for winged ants, these destructive insects possess subtle differences in body structure that set them apart.
The Underworld Dwellers: Subterranean Termites
Living underground in colonies that can exceed 2 million members, subterranean termites are a force to be reckoned with. They construct tunnels or mud tubes to reach their food source and are known for their highly destructive behavior, which could even result in the devastation of entire building structures. If you suspect a subterranean termite invasion, it’s crucial to get in touch with a pest control specialist immediately.
The Silent Invaders: Drywood Termites
Drywood termites operate in colonies of thousands, munching away on everything from wood to plastics, and even fabrics made from plant materials. These termites thrive in dry wood and do not require soil contact, enabling them to establish entire colonies within the walls of a home. Given their capacity to inflict major damage to structures, it’s imperative to keep firewood and scrap lumber at a safe distance from your home. Sealing areas with cracks or crevices around the house may also deter these invaders from settling within your living space.
Take Control: Secure Your Property
If you’re concerned about a potential termite infestation in your home or business, please contact Cross Country Pest Control today. Our team of professionals is ready to provide effective solutions for your pest problems. Remember, acting promptly can save you from significant structural damage and associated repair costs.