What You Need to Know About Termites

November 20th, 2021

 

Everyone has heard how devastating termites can be to the structure of a building, but what else do you know about these little destroyers? Most people can’t even identify a termite when they see one, making it very difficult to recognize an infestation early enough to prevent costly damage.

When you use a professional termite extermination company like Green Solutions, you’ll get the most advanced termite protection on the market. We monitor our termite bait stations at least quarterly and take care of all of the hassles for you, so you can just relax in your comfortable, termite-free home.

 

What are termites?

 

Termites are insects with a very advanced social structure. There is typically a queen in each colony that produces all of the young. Soldier termites are responsible for protecting the colony, while the worker termites gather food and care for the young. The typical colony contains 60,000 to 250,000 termites and lives underground.

 

Why are termites so dangerous to homeowners?

 

Termites eat wood to survive. Worker termites go out and collect wood as food, and then return to the colony to distribute the day’s wood to the other termites. When the closest wood to the termite’s colony is your home, then they will feast nonstop until the wooden structure of the house is so compromised that it collapses.

To add insult to injury, most homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover termite damage.

Termites are also very small and difficult to see, so a homeowner without a trained eye could completely overlook them.

 

How can I prevent termites?

 

Only build your home on a concrete foundation, and do not leave any wood sitting directly on the ground underneath the home.

Other than that, the only way to prevent termites is by using a professional pest control service. If you live in Tampa Bay, Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control has the knowledge and experience you need to keep termites out of your home all year long. With our cutting-edge bait stations and routine monitoring, you’ll never have to worry about these tiny terrors eating away at your home’s value. Call us at (813) 684-7336 or contact us online to find out how we can help you stay termite-free today!