What are The Most Common Types of Termites Found in Orlando Florida?
Eastern Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termite colonies are usually located in soil where the workers build mud tubes to structural wood so they can feed. Subterranean termites are always connected to the soil and close to a moisture source. An average subterranean colony consists of 60,000 to 250,000 termites but colonies have been known to reach over a 1,000,000.
Formosan Termites: These are the most destructive termites that infest structures in Orlando Fl. Formosan termites are subterranean termites which usually live in the ground, build mud tubes and construct carton nests. Swarms of Formosan termites appear on warm and rainy days around dusk and continue into the evening. The swarmer’s are attracted to light.
Dry Wood Termites: Dry Wood termites are non-subterranean which will swarm from spring to fall. Dry Wood termites feed across the grain of wood, creating chambers, which are very clean and seem to be sanded smooth. The first sign of Dry Wood termite infestations are swarmer’s or the accumulation of fecal pellets below holes in wood.
Termite Infestation and Damage May Be Hidden
It can be extremely difficult for the average homeowner to see clear signs of a termite infestation, which makes it easy to assume that there’s nothing to worry about. That is the top reason that termites can cause so much damage. Homeowners wait until they see clear signs of termite damage or termite infestations. This is TOO late. By the time visible damage has been done, the cost of getting termites under control and the repairs to the damage caused by termites can be extremely expensive. Our trained technicians at East West Pest Control can spot and identify if you have a termite infestation.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
You don’t wait to wait until you see clear signs of termites in your Orlando, Fl home or business. By the time you notice a termite infestation, it will be too late and the damage will have already been done. Formosan subterranean termites work at a rapid pace and are extremely destructive. Reacting to signs of a termite infestation is critical to help keep the destruction caused by termites to a minimum as well as the expenses to fix and control the termites. In order to help you determine if you might have a termite problem and need termite control, here are a few basic signs:
Signs of Subterranean Termites:
Termite Tubing: One of the most common signs of a subterranean termite infestation is the presence of earth-mound tubes on walls and foundations. The tubes can be about as thick as pencils and are very distinctive to a certified technician. Termite mud tubing can also be found on chimneys, support posts and on plumbing pipes. Residue and caked mud cam also be present on walls and other parts of the home.
Termite Damage: If you see sunken areas in your walls or behind wall paper, this is an indication you have a termite infestation.
Signs of Dry Wood Termites:
Termite Swarms: The most common sign of a dry wood termite infestation is twice-a-year swarms of flying termites. Large swarms are indicative of a truly massive colony. If you see one in or near your home, the odds are good you have a termite infestation.
Fecal Pellets: Another common sign of a dry wood termite problem isn’t nearly as obvious. The presence of tiny fecal pellets. The pellets closely resemble sawdust because it is generally pushed out through wood known as a knock out hole. As a result, the wood nearby may have tiny kick-out holes.
Termite Damage: Finally, subtle damage to window sills and other wood structures in the home can and usually is a sign your home or business structure has a dry wood termite infestation.
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