Termites

Termites cause over a billion dollars in damage every year nationwide. This means that termite infestation costs more than hurricane, tornado and windstorm damage combined. However, termites often go unnoticed until the damage has already been done. Give us a call today to protect your home against these underground invaders!

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Termite Swarmers:

Termites will “swarm” in the spring as the weather warms. This is when the reproductive swarmers in the termite colony leave their existing colony to start a new colony location. Often you will notice them coming from cracks in the walls, baseboards, under windows, etc… A tell-tale sign of termite swarmers is that they will shed their wings.

Subterranean termites:

In the Hampton Roads area, we have subterranean termites. Subterranean termites live under ground and dig tunnels which they use to forage for food, which in their case is anything cellulose (i.e. usually wood or paper). Since residential homes are made of wood, it is obviously problematic when termites are in the area!  Signs of subterranean termites include the ‘swarming period’ during which termite swarmers fly from their colony to build new ones. Termites feeding on wood can often cause the wood to crack. This cracking is most often noticed by homeowners around baseboards and widow-sills. Anywhere that is low to the earth and prone to moisture are potential hotspots. Additional signs include shelter tubes or tunnels that are composed of mud and can usually be found on walls, chimneys, joists, piers, plumbing and additional fixtures. Termites build these tubes to protect themselves against the elements and provide moisture that they need to survive. Underground, subterranean termites can forage for over the length of a football field in search of food! This means that if your neighbors, neighbors, neighbor has termites…you could too!

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