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What Attracts Subterranean Termites?

Being able to lower the odds of a subterranean termite infestation can save you thousands of dollars in repair and control costs. So what exactly attracts subterranean termites to a building? Let’s find out. Outdoor factors Subterranean termites, like most termite...

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Everything You Need To Know About Subterranean Termite Damage

Subterranean termites can do billions of dollars in damage each year. This species has a distinct advantage over other termites, because it can build and expand its colonies underground, while others have to deal with the limited space of the wood that they infest....

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6 Tips To Spot A Termite Infestation

Here are a few clues that termites may be present in a home: Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped Darkening or blistering of wood structures Cracked or bubbling paint Small...

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The Causes Of Subterranean Termite Infestations

Subterranean termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to the home, and hundreds of dollars in control costs. As such, it’s important to know why these termites infest the home and what you can do to lower the odds of an infestation happening. Outside of the...

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Ants Vs. Termites – Is It Even A Contest?

When we think of pests, we don’t usually think of ants. We think of rats, cockroaches and termites. Ants for the most part are just wandering around the home foraging for food, and will leave as soon as the food sources are exhausted. So can they even compete with the...

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How Subterranean Termite Infestations Start

Knowing why subterranean termite infestations start can help you prevent infestations from happening in the future, and since subterranean termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to the home, you can save a lot of money by simply implementing some preventive...

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What Is A Subterranean Termite Mud Tube?

For all the trouble that they can cause, subterranean termites are surprisingly fragile. If they so much as come into contact with open air, they will die of dehydration within seconds. However, these termites often need to overcome obstacles in order to reach their...

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Are Subterranean Termite Treatments Dangerous?

Subterranean termite infestations are perhaps the most dreaded pest infestations out there. These insects can cause thousands of dollars in damage, and they often go undetected in the home. Luckily, there are plenty of treatment options out there, but, like with any...

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Does Your Drywall Have A Termite Problem?

Sheetrock, also known as drywall, is used to make walls and ceilings in homes. It is composed of thick sheets of paperboard and plaster panels. This means that it is partly made from cellulose, which is the main food source for termites, and that termites will attack...

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Why You Have Flying Termites In Your Home

Subterranean termites have only one way of starting new colonies, and that is through the use of swarmers. When an underground colony is large enough, it will begin producing a reproductive caste, also known as swarmers, and these swarmers will fly out and start new...

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How Much Does A Termite Treatment Cost?

Termite infestations can get quite costly. If left unchecked they can cause thousands of dollars in damages, and the more the infestation spreads, the more it will cost to remove them. Let’s take a look at the various termite treatment costs, and how much you can...

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The Secrets Of The Termites

We have many examples of social animals and insects in nature, but some of them are able to cooperate and build elaborate structures, while others simply hunt in packs. What is even more impressive is that the complex endeavors do not rely on engineering, there are no...

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Carpenter Ants Vs. Termites

Termites and carpenter ants are the two main wood destroying pests currently bothering homeowners in the US. Together they cause billions of dollars in damage each year, so it’s important to be familiar with them and understand how they differ. In this article, we’re...

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Will Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

You pay for homeowner’s or renter’s insurance  to guard against any unexpected  and hefty bills. It gives you some peace of mind and helps you sleep at night. But what if while you’re sleeping, a colony of termites are not sleeping and eating away at your humble abode...

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Short Guide To Termite Swarmers

Termite colonies are started by swarmers, which are winged reproductive termites that are spawned by other mature termite colonies. These swarmers set out, flying in large numbers, and pairing up male and female. Each pair will mate and start looking for a suitable...

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A Short Guide To Termite Mud Tubes

When talking about termites, one thing is undeniable - they are industrious insects. They are laser focused on growing their numbers, building up their colonies, and consuming wood. This makes them extremely efficient when it comes to damaging the home. They do have...

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Termite Species That Infest Homes

With over 2,000 known termite species in the world, only three main groups are a threat to homeowners in the US. These groups include the subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites. Let’s take a look at each of them, their characteristics and the threat that they...

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What Draws Termites To A Home?

One of the last things that you want to happen as a homeowner is a termite infestation. Termites are notorious for the amount of damage that they can cause to a building, so understanding what attracts termites is important. Let’s take a look at some of the things...

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