In the world, there are more than 2,000 different types of termites. Luckily, you don’t need to know about all the different types. That’s our job. Contrary to what you may think, they serve a useful purpose. They recycle wood and plant material. However, these tiny creatures aren’t as useful when they’re feeding on structural wood. Annually tens of thousands of residences require treatment for this particular problem.

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What Are Termites?

Termites are critters that are so resilient today. They have been around for millions of years and today, they are still present and are thriving to live on every continent here on Earth. The three most common types that invade houses and other structures are; the Drywood, Formosan, and Subterranean termites.

They are also known as social creatures and can be found in relatively warm spaces, like the ground or wooden objects. Each colony is consists of hundreds to thousands of individuals. This pest has its sense of order called the caste system.

In their caste system, they have three tiers; the working class, soldier class, and colony breeders. The first tier, the working class, they are in charge of providing their basic needs which is food and shelter. This tier is the most common type of termite that people encounter every day for they are the ones who venture away from their colony.

The second class, soldier class, its main duty is to defend or protect their colony. The soldier class is different from the others for they have dangerous jaws used to defend their colony. With this dangerous jaw, they cannot feed themselves which is why the working class is in charge of their nutrition.

The last tier is the colony breeders. Often called the king and queen. They are mates for a long time. The queen can lay eggs ranging from hundreds to thousands per day. And they can lay a certain type of termite, if they initiate.

Signs Of Infestation

Termite can live on your property and even inside your home for a long period without being detected. No matter what type of termite you have, whether its dry wood or subterranean, it can still be tough to discover them. To lessen the damage by this kind of pest, it is important to look for signs of infestation before significant damage has been done.

Here is a list of warnings or signs you need to keep an eye:

  • Discarded wings
  • Termite droppings
  • Mud tubes climbing on walls
  • Squeaky floorboards
  • Stuck windows or doors
  • Hollow sound of timber when tapped
  • Damaged wood
  • Loosen tiles

It’s better to prevent an infestation than to deal with them once they are inside. If you ever encounter any of these signs, Call Superior Plus Pest Control immediately to get rid of possible infestation.

Inspection and Removal

People often discover they have termites by finding damaged wood. You may also find mud tunnels going from the ground to foundation walls. If you suspect you have been infested, you can call to schedule your termite inspection. Our inspection is an inspection of the accessible sections of a home for any signs of the said pest.

If termites are invading your house give our exterminators a call at (619) 450-1353 and we’d be glad to answer any queries you have.