Without your knowledge, termites can remain active all year long! Termites are wood damaging pests that are capable of enduring difficult conditions. As they chew through your wooden furniture, floors, ceilings, walls and structural beams, imagine all of the damage they can produce in your home during those long months. If left untreated, the damages can be extremely costly. Today, we at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to discuss the year-round problems of termites since most people believe they are a seasonal problem.
How Many Termites Can Live in a Colony?
Termites most likely will live in damp areas underground in large colonies since the most common termites are subterranean. At one time, these colonies can consist of up to 1,000,000 termites. To protect themselves from predators while they are foraging, they create mud tubes that burrow through the ground as they search for food. Generally, they feed on cellulose containing items like wood fibers and these social termite colonies consist of workers, soldiers and reproductive. A termite infestation can cause entire buildings to collapse due to their tremendous destruction in some cases can be very dangerous.
Can You Prevent Termites
Although these techniques may help a little, it is not enough just to remove any water accumulation or divert water to avoid termites from nesting on your property. Avoiding ground to wood contact is the biggest factor in preventing termites from entering your home. It can lead to easy access for termites when the wood in your home makes contact with the ground. They will find a plethora of wood to feast on and they will work around the clock to devour it all once the termites have gained entry. Termites are a year-round problem and will require a year-round solution as you can see. Getting ahead of an infestation before it starts is in your better interest, or you will want to start by getting rid of any current termites and then find a way to keep them away. You will need a highly skilled pest management professional to evaluate your termite problem and create a solution that suits your needs for all of those solutions. We are highly successful in protecting your home from these destructive pests as our expert pest control professionals have the training and skills, as well as armed with proper techniques to get the job done.
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After inspecting and treating your home for termites, A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can also monitor your home’s future termite activity to prevent an infestation. Call us today if you suspect termites in your home.