Termites cause billions of billions of dollars to homeowners each year. The worst part of termites is that they can cause extreme amounts of damage around the house without you even realizing it until the repairs are in the thousands of dollars. Nova Pest Control offers both preventative baiting and termite elimination to protect families’ largest investment.
These termites can cause the most damage of any other termite species. These pests can eat wood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their damage, if not put under control, can cause structures collapse. Mud tubes on the exterior of your home is a sign of a termite infestation.
Dry wood Termite
Dry wood termites can enter homes through exposed wood and already infected wood furniture. Damage from these pests can be costly, since they eat tunnels through wood beams and other objects.
Damp wood Termite
These termites are most attracted to water-damaged wood caused from roof leaks or leaky drainpipes. These critters are most dangerous because they hollow out support beams. They do not leave a trace of how they entered the house, which makes these termites even more dangerous.
Luckily for you, agricultural termites prefer to live in grassy areas instead of the wooden structures of your home. These termites are typically harmless, but can become harmful to crops and turfgrass if they grow in large numbers.
Formosan termites are one of the most destructive species of termites, and they usually enter homes through wood that touched soil or through mud tubes like Subterranean termites. They are attracted to moist wood and water-damaged wood.