Termites have long been a problem for homeowners all over the world. Although their main source of food is wood, termites also feed on household objects such as mattresses, carpet, furniture, etc. As a result, termite control and maintenance become very important.
When termites begin to attack a structure, usually they are attracted by the smell of moisture. Then the worker termites will climb onto the object, feed on the wood, and start chewing away. Soon, wings swarm from the carpenter ants and the colony begins to spread to other parts of the building. If you have noticed some wings swarm, then you might have noticed some damage to the wood or some signs of termite infestation.
Some signs of termite infestation are drywood termites – which are usually visible because their colonies are compact and do not lead to the exit of workers into the soil – and the wet wood termites. The drywood termites are the ones that leave little trails behind, leading to the sapwood and eventually the drywood termites. The wet wood termites’ trail is like a web and the web is the habitat of the subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are a little different as they tend to leave tracks in the soil, leading to damp wood and wood damage. Usually, these termites can be seen easily with the naked eye and then you have to identify the damage done by these termites by going in for an exact termite inspection.
If you think you have a termite problem contact Atomic Pest Control for a Termite inspection and learn about termite treatment options.