There’s a good chance you know one thing about termites: they eat wood. Which is true! However, that’s not all there is to know about these insects.
Getting to know what makes termite tick might help you keep them away. So, whether you’re looking to keep termites out of your home or you’re just curious to learn more about these creepy crawlies, we’ve got you covered.
Signs of termite infestation include the mud tubes they construct to move from the soil to the wood and swarming of winged adults in the spring and autumn. Darkening or blistering of wooden structures is another indication of an infestation; wood in damaged areas is extremely soft and easily punctured with a screwdriver.
Termites are small (1/4 – 1/2 inch long), creamy white, tan or black insects; wingless or winged.
How to control termites:
Eliminate wood contact with the ground. Ideally, wood should be at least 8 inches above the soil
Prevent moisture from accumulating near the foundation. Termites are attracted to moisture and are more likely to enter a structure if the soil next to the foundation is consistently moist