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Termites

Subterranean termites, the variety common to Kentucky and most other states, have a cooperative system for living below ground. They live in colonies that are decentralized entities occupying multiple nesting and feeding sites which may be interconnected by underground tunnels. Termite colonies can range from being quite small with only ten thousand individuals or so to large ones consisting of hundreds of thousands up into millions of individuals who occupy areas ranging half an acre at any given time.

Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. These insects have a powerful appetite that enables them to eat everything in sight – including your home! Termites cause about $5 billion in property damage every year and can do serious structural or infrastructural damage if left unchecked. It is important for homeowners who suspect termite activity inside the house should contact our team today so that we may assess how best you will be served with treatment options tailored specifically toward your needs.

Termite infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floors, and obstructions.

Sign of Infestation

Discovering winged termites indoors often indicates an infestation. These swarmers are attracted to light and can be seen around windows or doors during the day, especially in summer months when they’re swarming.
Other signs of termite activity include earthen “mud” tubes extending over the foundation walls, support piers, sill plates, and floor joists. The mud tubes are typically about the diameter of a pencil but can sometimes be thicker than that. Termites often construct these tunnels for shelter as they travel between their underground colonies and structures; to help determine if an infestation is active, you may want to break open one or more empty ones in order to check whether there are any small worker termites inside (though this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s inactive).

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