Wood Eating Destroyers
As social insects, termites live in colonies, that can reach up to several hundreds to several million individuals. A typical termite colony contains workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes containing several egg laying queens. Termites work 24 hours a day. Because of their wood eating habits these silent destroyers do major damage to buildings and other wooden structures.
Once termites have entered a building they do not limit themselves just to wood, they damage cloth, carpets, paper and other cellulosic materials. These obscure creatures have some major hidden dangers to consumers biggest investments, the home. It is of importance to have a termite home inspection to keep prevention from these woods eating destroyers.
Although termites eat in man-made environments, they can also feed on living plant materials and can become serious crop pests. During the summer termites seek out potted plants for the moisture they provide and may feed on plant roots. To prevent termite damage to your potted plants, make sure they are never in direct contact with the ground. Make sure to move uninfected potted plants to a cement patio.
Termites are significant scavengers. Their recycling of wood and other plants matters is considerable of ecological importance. However, termites can cause serious damage to your home and property. We recommend if you have termites in your home, make sure you have a professional exterminator come in and perform a thorough inspection. Tackle the problem as quickly and safely as possible.