This is not a trick question, but it might feel like one. The answer is wood, right? Termites eat wood! Technically, that is correct, but it isn’t the wood they are after. It is a byproduct of the wood called cellulose. Termites eat wood to get to the cellulose and nutrients they need to live. […]
There are over 45 different kinds of termite species found in North America and are categorized into one of three termite groups – subterranean, dampwood or drywood. Each termite group has unique environmental requirements and behaviors that determines whether or not they live in soil and where they construct their colonies. Termites create more harm to our economy […]
Reticulitermes flavipes – the eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite found in North America and is responsible for as much as 80% of the money spent on termite control. These termites are survivors. For more than 55 million years they have adapted to a diversity of environments (wet, dry, hot, cold) which explains […]
Over 2,000 species of termites exist around the world. Lucky for us, we only have to worry about ONE type of termite – the Eastern Reticulating Subterranean Termite. Termites are known as the ‘silent killers’ because they are able to chew through wood undetected. As the ground warms, termites spring into action with the scout […]
There are more than 2,000 species of termites in the world, roughly 50 of which are found in the United States. Of these, about 20 species fall into the category of structural pest and will invade – and eat – wooden structures. Alaska is the only U.S. state where termites are not found.
Signs of Termite Activity How do I know if I have termites? Here are a few things to look for when determining if termites are in your home or business. Are you worried about termites in your home? Termites eat 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. The best defense against termite infestation is a good offense. A Termite […]
Living in Virginia comes with lots of pros, and cons… Including Termites! PROS Great Economy and Opportunities Diverse Culture and History at our Fingertips Beautiful Homes in Natural Settings CONS I-95 Traffic I-95 Traffic (It’s THAT bad!) Termites eating our beautiful homes in their natural settings Possibly the biggest problem with termites in Virginia is […]