Termites are social insects and live in colonies typically found in the ground or in wood. Termites are usually divided into three groups based on the location of their colony: Subterranean, Drywood and Dampwood. The biology and behaviors vary, making proper identification important.
The most common termite in our service area is the Subterranean. The Eastern, Western and Formosan Subterranean varieties of termites pose the highest economic threat to your property. Subterranean termites are more likely to be found in crawlspace wood with high moisture content. Once termites are introduced into your home, visible damage can show up in as soon as a year, depending on the size of the colony. These termites travel through mud tubes across concrete, brick, cement foundations or even wood framing and walls. These tubes can be the first sign of an infestation.