Subterranean Termites – Part 1

Subterranean termites are the most common type of termites in the United States. Their colonies contain thousands or sometimes even millions of termites. It is said that this type of termite causes billions of dollars’ worth of damage yearly. Subterranean termites live underground. They need moisture to live which they get from the soil they reside in. If the soil around your home touches the house, they will try to come in and feast on your home. They eat decaying trees, wood and roots. They also create mud tunnels from the soil leading to their food supply so they are rarely seen unless they are swarming. They swarm when it’s time to reproduce and spread the colony.

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