Termites 101

Termites are microscopic insectoids that feed on cellulose and destroy any material they come into contact with. The destructive power these creatures possess is clear to see, but what you might not know about them is just how much damage termite colonies can do in the span of one year! Termites cause $5 billion dollars worth (that’s 5 BILLION) property destruction every single year because their favorite food sources – wood/flooring materials like furniture or bookshelves; paper products such as walls insulation-them down completely until there’s nothing left but crumbs…

Termites are pesky creatures that can cause all sorts of damage to our homes. They’re not always easy, though- you might think they look like little ants when catches in your house! These winged insects will leave trails behind as if walking on propel themselves around searching for new structures to invade and conquer – which could be anything from old wood pieces or drywall; even tufts/shag carpeting may do nicely provided it has sufficient stored energy (that’s why these types exist). If termite swarmers find their perfect home amongst other things before laying eggs within said structure then there is guaranteed a repeat.

The following five species of termites represent the biggest threat to homeowners in America.
The yellow-jack wood destroying insect feeds on cellulose and repairs its own damage, making it hard for humans even if they want badly enough try healing or replacing any damaged parts; this type can do an estimated $500 billion worth (in terms) over time because these pests don’t leave much behind when eating through furniture like bookshelves/wardrobes etc., meaning there will most likely never be anything left that was once yours! The Asian Queen.. well let’s just say she likes her nest cozy.

Subterranean Termites

The Subterranean Termite is a very destructive and pesky insect that lives in America’s underground colonies. These termites build distinctive “mud tubes” to gain access food sources, as well protect themselves from open air environments like rainforests which cannot support these types of climates due their high humidity levels or proximity near water courses where moisture collecting vegetation can be found.
This means they are not only skilled builders but also inhabitants with an understanding about how best use what resources available to them.

Formosan Termite

The Formosan termite is one of the most voracious and aggressive species in its family. These pests are found all over North America, with colonies built by these bugs often being intricate structures that require significant effort on behalf their creators to take down or remove from buildings they’ve infested
Like other types of wood-eating insects such as ants , wasps etc., when there’s an abundance if food around you’ll likely see them coming out! The “form” part comes from how this particular group organized themselves: into huge underground communities known scientifically called tribes.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are a bigger problem than most other types of pest. They like the high moisture content in wood, which makes them an pesky bunch to deal with when you have dry conditions or if your home has low humidity levels. Dry spells can encourage these pests as well because they feed off wettening up their environment around us! These guys prefer humid areas so make sure there isn’t any water left on walls, floors etcetera before moving onto another region where more food is abundant.

Drywood Termites

These pesky little Drywood Termite pests can be found all over, but their favorite nesting grounds are in the south. They don’t need contact with soil – they live off of moisture from wood itself! These termites often establish nests inside roof tiles or wall supports made out of sturdy materials like metal and cardboard; if you notice an abundance around your home then fear not because it’s probably just these pesky creatures looking for somewhere dry to call home too.

Conehead Termites

Conehead termites are an invasive species that was first introduced to the U.S in 2001, but they originally lived on islands off of Puerto Rico anduba where their existence wasn’t known until 1965 when one was discovered near Miami-Dade County’s southwest border with Broward County – now coneheads have been found all throughout Florida! Unlike most pests which rely heavily upon tunneling below ground level as well eating wood from above head height (or even climbing up), these guys can be seen foraging around outside looking at trees hoping someone will give them some food…

Signs of Termite Activity

If you see any of the following signs, your home may be trying to tell us something. It’s important that we listen because there could potentially still live termites in this building! The exterior of your home is often an unnoticed danger. You may not be able to see it, but there’s someone watching everything you do and recording every move for later use! The mud tubes that termites create as they tunnel through the ground provide access points into homes where food sources lie within – this means darkening paint jobs on houses with softwood components due their natural tendency toward hollowing out these types materials; uneven surfaces caused by cracking between layers which leads them further into your home.

Here at Spire Pest of Orlando Fl we know how serious termites are.  Its best to address the problem before they continually eat you outta house and home quite literally. So give us a call today (407)723-7863 so we can schedule a inspection and get you on the right track.

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