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How to determine if your business is dealing with termites?

Termite damage costs homeowners across the U.S. over $5 billion each year, and business owners are by no means immune. When trying to identify termites on your business property, the first thing to know is that there are two types to watch out for: subterranean and drywood. Let's look at the differences between them. Drywood Termites Drywood termites can be split up into three groups: workers, soldiers, and swarmers. The average drywood termite grows to about 1/2 inch in length and vary in color from red (swarmers) to creamy white (most workers and soldiers). Each boasts two sets of wings, and they fly from here to there in search of dry wood to feed on as well as nest in. For this reason, they often migrate to the attic and infest walls, picture frames, and furniture. In case you find damaged wood, you should know that these termites eat both along...
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The Importance of Termite Inspections

Termites are some of the most resilient insects in the world, so these past can present a serious challenge to homeowners. When the right protections are not in place, termites can find their way into a home and begin reproducing at a rapid rate. As a termite population continues to increase exponentially, the damage done to a home can be catastrophic. Taking care of termite infestations, therefore, should be perceived as an urgent priority for homeowners experiencing problems with these pests. 1. Termites Are Good at Hiding When termites first enter a home, it is rare for people to be aware of their presence before severe damage has been done. Termites prefer to stay out of sight in dark areas, such as behind walls and inside floorboards, where they are safe from humans and there is plenty of wood to eat. Most homeowners become aware of a termite infestation after seeing...
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