Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. It can remain undetected even in wood that is exposed because the outer surface of the wood is usually left intact. They have been nibbling away at the wood on earth for at least 100 million years and they are not going away anytime soon.
Termites are known to randomly and constantly look for food. They primarily feed on wood, but they may also damage paper, books, foam board insulation and even swimming pool liners. Sometimes there will be no signs of the termites themselves. An infestation can go undetected for years, hidden behind paneling, floor covering, drywall and other obstructions. While termite do most of their work out of sight of homeowners, there is a moment when some termites in a colony emerge from their hiding places to enjoy one brief shining moment in the sun.
Triggered by warmer temperatures and rain fall, a number of winged termites, known as swarmers, emerge in to the air. Swarmers drop to the ground and lose their wings, to then start mating to attempt to start a new colony. Termites are not going away anytime soon, because they are survivors it is a never ending cycle. The discovery of winged termites inside your home is an indication of an infestation. Make sure to call us today for a termite inspection.