Termites are wood-destroying insects capable of severely damaging a home’s structural timbers, including posts, floor supports, ceiling supports, subfloors and wall studs. Termites also can damage non-structural components, including drywall paperboard, paneling, carpet and furniture.
The most common species to infest and damage homes in the U.S. are drywood and formosan termites. These wood-destroying insects can live in the soil underground (subterranean and Formosan species) and inside wooden structures. Formosan termites also can build nests inside the walls of homes, called cartons. There is also a new HYBRID termite that came to the U.S. from Asia.
Termites are often called “silent destroyers,” since they can thrive inside your home without noticeable signs of damage. Unfortunately, once termite activity is visible, your home may have already sustained significant damage from these pests.
To help protect your home, contact PESTDEPOT.COM to provide annual inspections and treatment, when necessary. We have trained experts know all about termites, including their biology, behavior, signs of activity and prevention and control techniques.