Your home could be under attack without you even being aware. A termite infestation or flea infestation is nothing to take lightly and you might want to consider hiring a professional termite control company.

In fact, termites cause $5 billion a year in damages in the United States. We spoke with @ethanhowell of Florida Environmental Pest Management to tell us what to look out for.

We’ll get right into some of the most common termites to be aware of. If you suspect your home has termites, read on.

Different Types Of Termites

There are many different types of termites and it is important to know which type you have. If not, your home could be under attack without you even being aware.

Subterranean Termites

These types of termites’ main food source are wood, and unfortunately, this food source can quickly become your home. Subterranean termites cause 95 percent of all termite damage in North America and can eat through and destroy the foundation of your home and your beautiful Mastercraft doors as well. Therefore, if you think your home might be infested with Subterranean termites, contact us immediately.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites can be found in Southern California and around the Southeast and often in Southern Florida. This type of termite thrives off of decaying wood. Therefore, homes with plumbing or flooding issues are susceptible to infestation.

Formosan Termites

Formosan termites have the reputation for being the most destructive of all termites. These dangerous pests can be found in a number of states across the country and wreak havoc on any wood structure in sight.


Termite Control Is Important!

The article has covered some of the most common termites that you might find in your home. If you haven’t checked for any pests, now is a good time to do so and prevent infestations from happening. You may not be aware but many homes have been invaded by these bugs without their knowledge because they’re difficult to spot before it’s too late!

Elijah Hernandez

With a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Florida, Elijah Hernandez has been an authority in pest control and wildlife management for 15 years. His previous roles include working in urban pest control and as an environmental educator. He provides practical advice on pest prevention, identification, and eradication techniques. His background includes roles in pest research and as a consultant for pest control services. He enjoys hiking and volunteering in local environmental initiatives in his leisure time. He is also a perfect birdwatching enthusiast and participates in wildlife conservation efforts.

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