Termites can be one of the most costly pest problems a business faces. Every year, termites cause more than $2.5 billion dollars in damage to homes and commercial facilities across the United States, more damage than is caused by fire. Effectively preventing termites can be difficult and complex. They have survived for more than 250 million years and they can quickly adapt to changing environments. The only way to lower your facility’s risk of termite infestation is ongoing protection and prevention.

For more than 25 years, Positive Pest has set the standard in termite control and prevention. Don’t let termites damage your business. Request a free termite consultation from our certified Termite Inspector today.

Although there are many kinds of termites, subterranean termites cause approximately 95 percent of all termite damage in North America. Call now to learn more about these costly pests.

Latin Name: Order Isopteran

Appearance: Four “castes” of a termite colony: workers are light-colored and wingless; soldiers have elongated heads with mandibles; supplementary reproductive’s are light-colored and wingless or have very short, nonfunctional wings.

Habit: Subterranean termites, the most common species, live underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food; able to reach food above the ground level by building mud tubes; dependent on moisture for survival.

Diet: Wood and other cellulose material.

Reproduction: Different rates of growth from egg stage to adult depending on individual species; one queen per colony, which can lay tens of thousands of eggs in its lifetime, but most eggs are laid by supplementary reproductive’s in an established colony.