Have you seen this insect?
Subterranean Termites cause more property damage in this country than floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.
Common hiding places.
Hot water tanks, bathrooms, crawlspaces, kitchens, garages, basements.
Signs you may encounter.
- Swarms- of 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch black insects with whitish opaque wings, thick “waists” and curved antennae (not elbow shaped). These are reproductive termites which swarm in the spring, then shed their wings and go underground to start new colonies. Also watch for clusters of their discarded wings.
- Tubes- of dried mud leading from the ground or a crack in the foundation to the wood structure of the house. These termite shelter tubes may be attached to wood or concrete or they may rise directly upward without support. They are a sure sign of termite infestation.
- Actual visual damage- to drywall or to wood supporting structures (mostly detected from the basement) or weakened floors. By taking a screwdriver and striking the wood in the basement (sill, header or floor joist), especially around the area of the front porch, you may discover termite activity.
If you see this insect or suspect an infestation, please protect your home and call today.