Termites are among the most destructive pests in the world. Its estimated that about 2 million homes have needed termite treatment in the past year. There are several things you can pay attention to correct the problem. Whether you have termite problems or just want to protect your home from other pests, it’s always a great idea to pay attention to the signs. Even though damage may not be discovered for years. You will start to notice that eventually the damage can lead to cracked plaster, sagging floors and major repairs to the structure may be necessary.
Termites thrive in your home and yard without you noticing they are there. They feed on dead plant, trees, wood and even wood in the soil. Termites break down the decaying trees and other dying plants which is beneficial. However, it does become a problem for homeowners when they feed on the wooden structures in the buildings. As you might already know termites are social insects. They live in colonies that are very large and they tackle different types of wood depending on the species.
Some termites look similar to each other but the winged termites (aka swarmers) and the flying ants are the ones that are always being mistaken for each other. Winged termites have a straight waist and straight antennae. Their wings are equal in size verses flying ants have two sets of wings, one larger than the other. Their waist is pinched and they have bent antennae. Make sure you know what you’re dealing with, call for a termite inspection. Make sure you know what you’re dealing with, don’t wait until the damage is done.