Termites are on one of the most feared pests for a homeowner or business. They are silent, voracious eaters that cause millions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses each and every year. Often, the only time a homeowner or business owner knows they have a termite problem is after the damage has already been done.
Types of Termites – Lancaster
There are two basic classifications of termites, drywood termites and subterranean termites. Both are destructive and must be dealt with as soon as they are discovered.
Drywood termites, as the name implies, create their colonies inside wood. Walls and and attics are common places to find drywood termites. When drywood termites reach maturity, they will “swarm” in an effort to create a new colony. One of the tell-tale signs of drywood termites are small mounds of fecal matter that they push out their colonies.
Subterranean termites live in the ground. Subterranean termites primarily feed on wood found in the soil. When that food source is exhausted, they will search out new sources of food. Often, this new source of food will be in the form of the portion of your home or business that is in contact with the ground. Support beams that are embedded into the ground are extremely susceptible. They will even build “shelter tubes” to reach from the ground to a wood source n your home or business.
Your Lancaster Termite Professionals
With over 35 years of experience in termite control in the Lancaster area, Eary Termite and Pest Services will eradicate your current termite problem and help you guard against future infestations. Call us today for a consultation.