Subterranean Termites

termites, subterranean termites, pests

Georgetown Pest Control specializes in preventing and controlling wood destroying organisms.  Subterranean Termites are by far the most prevalent wood destroying organism found in the Central Texas area.  These termites cause more financial damage annually than all natural disasters combined.  Subterranean termites are sneaky by nature and typically go unnoticed for long periods of time.  Subterranean termites are blind and constantly/methodically foraging.  They need only 1/64 of an inch gap to enter a home, so whether your home is over a hundred years old or brand new they can find an entry point.  The most common places subterranean termites are found in dwellings are kitchens and bathrooms.  Due to modern construction using plumbing penetrations as a guideline to enter a structure is common avenue of entry.  There are on average 12-16 colonies of subterranean termites per acre.  As subterranean termites commonly travel just under the soil surface, they are constantly in search of a new food source.  Subterranean termites feed on wood and other similar organic matter.  Buildings and the surrounding landscape create thermal shadows, this in conjunction with guidelines such as piping, tree roots, walkways, and others draw termites in close.  Termite prevention is one of the most important measures when it comes to protecting your financial investments such as homes or buildings.