The Silent Destroyers

Termites are widely known—and feared—for their ability to wreak havoc on homes. Termites eat the cellulose found in wood, and if they aren’t properly treated, you may face serious damage to your home. Learn more about how to spot the signs of termites, what causes them, and the best treatment options from the Dodson Pest Control team.

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Your personnel did a good job on the termite job!


We have had Dodson termite and pest control for 20 years and have been very pleased with service. Staff was always very helpful!

Richard & Sandra

Thank you so much for your thorough, excellent service in the termite extermination of our son's barn/shed!


Had great monthly service as well as a complete termite prevention program all at a reasonable cost.

John & Bernadette Howell

Andrew Outlands competence and professionalism give us great confidence in our selection of Dodson Pest Control as our neighborhood’s termite treatment contractor!!


Very happy with your service over the past 22 years and will continue to have our yearly termite inspection with Dodson!


Thank you for the many years that you have covered my property for termite inspection and for the gracious people that have come out throughout these many years!


I have been with your termite service thirty years. Very, very satisfied and will continue with our termite service.


We have had termite control with you for 19 years and have always received excellent service!


Joshua Hall was the tech for my termite treatment today. This young man is an outstanding resource for your company and represents your company well!

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Termite FAQs

What do termites eat?

Termites eat cellulose found in wood, paper, cardboard, drywall, and other plant materials. They do not actually eat the wood itself, but the cellulose inside it.

Do termites live alone or in groups?

Termites live in colonies ranging from several thousand to millions of individuals. They have a social structure with different roles like the queen, king, workers, and soldiers.

Can more than one termite colony infest a home?

Yes, several termite colonies can occupy and infest one area or home, but they do not intermingle between colonies.

What is the lifespan of a termite?

A typical worker termite lives for about 2 years. However, the queen can live for decades.

Why do termites swarm?

Termites swarm to establish new colonies. Swarmers are the reproductive termites that leave to mate and start a new colony.

What are signs of a termite infestation?

Signs include discarded wings from swarmers, mud tubes on surfaces, hollow-sounding wood, maze-like tunnels in wood, and the termites themselves.

Are termites the same as flying ants?

No, termites and flying ants look similar but have key differences. Termites have straight antennae and wings of equal size, while ants have bent antennae and unequal wing sizes.