Subterranean Termites are one of the most destructive of nature’s forces in the Southeastern United States.

Termites breed fast and eat faster. It is the job of the Subterranean Termite worker to locate and recycle dead or damaged wood.

Problems arise when building timbers become this wood. Without protection buildings get destroyed.

Wood Damage

The best guess in Florida is that there are about 17 colonies of Subterranean Termites per acre, so whether or not Subterranean Termites become an issue is not if but when.

An infestation can be difficult to detect until damage occurs. Many times the first sign the initiated may see is a flight of flying insects-“swarmers”.

Subterranean Termites

 

Subterranean termites form a network of interconnected feeding sites beneath or above the soil surface. A single colony of subterranean termites, may contain 100,000 – 1,000,000 termites foraging up to 150 feet in search of food. When subterranean termites search for food aboveground, they may enter a building through small cracks or joints in the foundation, or by building sheltered mud tubes along the foundation wall. These tubes are highways connecting the underground termite population with aboveground food sources. Because termites consume cellulose, the main structural components of plant cells, any wood material in a house is a potential food source, but they may also damage non-wood material in search of food.

Prevention is key. It is important to have annual inspections. Early discovery provides you a head start in solving this problem.

Subterranean Termite activity is easily recognized by straight lines eaten along the grain of the wood, soil present in the wood, mud tubes, and swarms that occur from late Winter to Early Summer depending on temperature.

All American Pest Management offers treatment plans with non-repellant termaticides that provide a barrier around buildings that termites can’t detect. When worker termites contact the barrier they affect the entire colony by passing the termaticide along to the nest.

Workers are just that, Workers. When they are affected the whole colony is affected. Feeding is disrupted, sanitation is not done. The colony ceases to function.

Termite Infestation

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That is just one of many reasons that All American Pest Management is the one to call for Subterranean Termites. When we’re around bugs are bound !!!