Posts With The Category: "Termites"
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.