How to Identify Subterranean Termites?

Subterranean termites are small, brown, six legged insects. They consume the wood in your home, as a result they cause damage.  These termites have a long, narrow body, straight antennas, wings of equal size and a thick waist that is not segmented like an ant.  They are found throughout the United States.  These insects are mostly known for their eating habits of feeding on your house’s wood structure causing costly damage.  They easily cause thousands of dollars in damage before being detected.  Trying to treat them on your own can be expensive and difficult. In fact, approximately 600,000 homes each year are severely damaged by termites. 

What is the difference between Formosan and Eastern Subterranean Termites?

There are two main types of subterranean termites: Formosan subterranean termites and Eastern subterranean termites.  Formosan subterranean termites are extremely destructive, because of the large size of their colony.  Therefore, they can rapidly consume large wood parts.  They can even support a whole colony inside of your home without the need to return to the ground.  They mostly live in the southern part of the United States.  On the other hand, eastern subterranean termites live throughout the country. hey are the most commonly seen in North America.  Just like Formosan termites, they have different castes.  These include, workers, soldiers, and reproductive termites.  However, the biggest similarity is that they both cause tremendous impairments.  Fortunately, with Termidor liquid termiticide, both of these termites can be prevented and treated.

How do I prevent Subterranean Termites with a Liquid barrier?

Termites most commonly get into your house through cracks and gaps in your home.  They can build intricate mud tubes to travel out of the ground to access these entry points.  Once inside your home they find the food source that they need, and the destruction begins. Preventing termites from entering your home can be as simple as having a professional pest control company like Nvirotect Pest Control Services, trench and treat the perimeter of your home with Termidor.  This non-invasive treatment places a continuous barrier around the outside of your house, subsequently protecting your home.  As termites cross this barrier, they are impacted by the product and die off. 

The protection that Termidor provides around your house is two-fold as it eliminates current issues with termites and prevents further issues. The product is undetected by termites and shared unknowingly with the whole colony, therefore it gets shared.  The product is ingested, or it just sticks to the bodies of the termites. Either way, it is shared throughout the colony.  This product is not only safe for the environment but is also very safe for people and pets. 

Learn more about Termidor termite treatments. Termidor must only be used by licensed professionals like Nvirotect.  Contact us for a free quote and click here to learn more about Nvirotect’s termite treatment options!

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