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Termite Control

Have a question about termites? We are here to help! Like what causes them? What are their characteristics? Where are they found or where are they from? And how are they removed by yourself and by an expert?

 

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What Are Termites?

Termites are classified as insects that feed on wood. They feed on wood because it has cellulose, which is an organic fiber, commonly found in wood and plant matter. They are known to be a serious pest problem because they usually go undetected while causing serious damage to a structure.

With that said, they mostly live in wood or foundations of a building where it is close to the ground. This kind of pest rquires professional help from industry experts. But before we get into that, let’s discuss the different types found in Miami, FL.

Dampwood Termite

This type of termite is usually larger than the subterranean kind. It is found in wood that is water-damaged. You can also find them in stumps, lumber, fallen logs, and trees that are directly on the ground. Occasionally, they can be found in cracked water pipes or near a roof leak.

Some people would say that if you have this kind of pest, you’ll eventually have termite feces inside your house. This is because dampwood types do not create a mud tube. They go undetected by creating a hole in your support beams and filling that hole with their dirt or feces.

This would lead to moisture build-up on your beams and result in wood decay and fungus. That is why most of the houses that are infected by termites have more moisture on the wood of the structure that resulted in excessive leaks.

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Subterranean Termite removal

Subterranean Termite

This is the type of termite that creates mud tubes from the ground and that enter your establishment. It is the type to cause millions of dollars in structural damage every year. They are very common in all parts of the world and very hard to treat.

They eat books, plants, and other paper products. Some of their colonies have more than one female laying eggs. That is why their population grows rapidly and infests easily.

You’ll know if you have these if you see wing parts scattered on the ground or on your floor and mud tubes.

Drywood Termite

This type of termite does not need much dampness and instead they are able to live in exposed wood or logs. They don’t create mud tubes and can directly nest on dried wood.

They can either infest a certain place or widespread. Examples of these are wooden furniture, wood structures, and structural beams.

The damage is quite massive and serious which can be costly and fumigation will be needed as they chew structural beams to create their nests.

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Miami Termite Removal

As a pest expert, our advice is when you notice these creatures, you should call us quickly. By yourself, you’ll just be wasting money on store-bought items that won’t even guarantee the elimination of termites. If you see signs of infestation, call us, and we’ll be at your doorstep. It is safer to eliminate them now than to wait for them to spread rapidly in your wooden structures.

If termites are invading your home or business give our Miami termite removal experts a call at (786) 269-0530, and we’d be glad to respond to any queries you have.

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