The most common type of termite in North America is the subterranean termite which is also know as the soil feeding termite. This type of termite is know to feed on paper, cotton, wood, tree and bush roots. They especially enjoy the cellulose part of wood.
Eastern Subterranean Termites can develop colonies that are up to 5 million in number. However, the average falls closer to the 30-40 thousand range. They have what is called a swarm intelligence which means that they act and they move as if they were one entity. It is not uncommon for a Eastern Subterranean Termite colony to live for up to 30 years.
These termites can be found throughout a building whether it be the rafters of the attic or the foundation in the basement. They are found by looking for their mid tubes or by finding the . Sometimes you may even find the wings of the kings and queens of the colony lying around. You need to be on the watch for their tunnels and tubes as the swarms are not generally easy to see. This means that many homes are being destroyed without the owners even realizing it.
Columbus Pest Control provides both termite removal and termite prevention. Call (614) 427-1677 today to find out how you can protect your home!
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