Termites: Silent Saboteurs
Termites pose a serious problem to homeowners and property investors due to their ability to create massive structural damage over a short period of time. Varying in color from pale white to brown, these pests can reach one inch long—depending on what species they are—and may also have wings.
Similar to ants, termites live, feed and breed in colonies run by a caste system. Each type of termite in this social hierarchy has different goals, such as finding food, raising young and laying eggs. These colonies form in the ground or in wood, as the cellulose from wood fibers is a termite’s favorite food. If they find their way onto your property, they can easily grow into an infestation without you realizing it, potentially costing you a lot of money to replace or fix the structural integrity of your home or business. Termite colonies cost property owners millions of dollars every year in damages, when a termite control service can easily inspect for them and keep them at bay.
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