Posts With The Category: "Termites"
Hawaii is a great place to live, especially if you're a termite. In eighty degree weather, termites are the most active. They can eat the wood inside a home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, costing property owners thousands of dollars in difficult repairs. Some species of termites can total a home in under three years. If you have not thought about termite protection for you Oahu home, you may want to reconsider.
Termites are scary and unwanted no matter which type you are concerned about. They are silent destroyers of buildings and structures made of wood. Too many times their presence goes undetected and can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Two of the most common termites that are a problem are ground termites and drywood termites.
The consistently temperate climate in Hawaii makes it the ideal home for a host of plants, insects, and wildlife, many of which did not originate in this state. Termites are one of them--or I should say seven of them. The two worst termite species are the Formosan subterranean termite and the West Indian drywood termite, neither of which existed on the islands past around a hundred years ago. Within one human lifetime these termite species have gone from a few random occurrences, to $100 million in property damage each year.