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3 Most Important Termite Questions in Maui

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Do you have questions about Hawaii termites? We understand. There are few insects that can put terror in the heart of a Hawaii homeowner like termites can. These wood-eating creatures can strike without warning and feed on a home for years without detection, and the most destructive species of termite in the United States live in Maui.

"What do termites look like?"

That depends on what termite you're looking at. There are different castes of termites in a termite colony, and they all look a little different. The termites you're most likely to see are male and female winged reproductives, also called swarmers. These termites are black and have large white wings that stack on top of each other.

You're not likely to see other castes of termites unless you're doing some renovation to your home. These termites live, work, and feed entirely inside wood because their bodies will dry out if they are exposed to the air.

Workers make up the vast majority of the population in a nest. These termites look like pieces of pale rice with legs.

"What types of termites are in Maui?"

We have both drywood and subterranean termites here in Maui. Drywood termites attack hardwood and will often be found in the window frames of a home. They will also attack hardwood products and can be a threat to furniture and other wooden belongings.

Subterranean termites live in the soil and attack a home by building mud tubes up foundation walls and in crawl spaces. These are the most destructive termites and are associated with several billions of dollars in property damage each year in the United States.

"How do I protect my Maui home from termites?"

The signs of termite infestation are often hard to see--even for someone who knows where to look and what to look for. That is why it is important to have ongoing termite protection from a certified professional.

Don't trust the safety of your home's equity to just anyone. Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions has board-certified entomologists on staff and employees who hold positions on national committees in the pest industry. That's why we have the most advanced, effective, and eco-friendly termite solutions.

If you need complete fumigation of your entire structure or require only fumigation of a single piece of furniture, no problem. If you need a safe, natural treatment for drywood termites that can be done without displacing you or your family from your home, we can do that too. If you want a barrier that works 24-hours a day, every day, to keep subterranean termites from eating away at your property, we have you covered.

Whether you own a structure or you're building one, Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions can give you termite protection you can count on. Help is just a click away.

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