There are different types of termites with different habits and triggers, but all of them can be harmful to your home. There are two types, subterranean and drywood. Subterranean are a bit more common in warm coastal areas such as the Southeast, and drywood can be found anywhere in the United States. Both are damaging, although subterranean are the ones you really want to avoid.
These tiny pests generally get to a foundation through the soil and then find a crack or hole to make their way to wood. The reason why termites are attracted to come into your houses is because they find there their favorite food, cellulose based trees and plants. So their favorite food is the dead wood, which they can plenty find in our houses, in books, furniture, shelves and in the house’s foundation. Decks and porches are often good entry points and anything that’s holding moisture will enable the insects to survive and thrive.
If you think you might have termites, it’s a good idea to call us to do a test, especially if any of your neighbors have recently experienced a problem. It’s tough for the average person to spot and identify a termite, so calling a professional in for a routine check will give you peace of mind and give you the tools and knowledge you need to protect your home from any future damage.