Posts with the tag: "drywood termites vs subterranean termites"
You are at the post office mailing some letters and happen to glance over at the wall that contains numerous ‘most wanted’ posters. You see the usual suspects, those wanted for robbery, murder, and such; but then something unusual catches your eye. It’s not a person pictured on one of the posters, it’s a termite! That’s right; it’s not just common criminals that you have to protect your home and family from. You also need to protect them from the dangers and damages of termites - 2017’s most unwanted pest!
This is a fair question. After all, most of us have never really seen a termite up close and personal. Sure, we may have seen the caste of termite known as the ‘reproductives’ as they swarm and fly around especially after a nice, warm rain shower; but termites differ in appearance depending on their job within the colony and the type of termite. Most termites remain well hidden underground or deep inside wood and are only ever discovered when you dig into a major renovation project or when you are forced to notice them due to the massive amount of damage to your home. These elusive and somewhat mysterious creatures cost property owners in the U.S. billions of dollars annually in repair and replacement costs, most of which is not even covered by homeowner insurance policies and that fact alone makes it pretty important for you to know exactly what you are looking for when it comes to termites.