Termites are among the most common household pests. They can also be the most difficult to get rid of due to their numbers. One type of termite, known as the subterranean termite, can build colonies that number as many as 2 million.
Subterranean termites are light brown bugs with long, thin bodies that have an oval shape. These bugs don’t just feed on wooden structures. They also eat plastic, plant-based fabrics and even wallpaper.
Subterranean termites cause the most destruction out of all termite types, thanks to the amount of wood and other materials they eat. When you have subterranean termites, they can destroy your home’s foundation, pipes made of plastic, insulation and the trees in your yard.
Having Tom’s River termite control professionals handle infestations is the best way to lower the risk of serious damage to your home and property. You can also take steps to prevent subterranean termites from getting inside by doing the following:
• Don’t leave pieces of wood lying around your yard for these termites to eat.
• Check water drains to ensure that they’re not facing toward your home.
• Get rid of any water that accumulates around the foundation of your house.
When you have termites in your home, it’s important to get rid of them quickly. Our Tom’s River termite control experts can help. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information.