There are multiple species of termites all throughout the United States, so getting familiar with what they are and what they can mean for your house is a crucial part of owning a home, regardless of location. Some common breeds in Arizona are as follows: Drywood and Subterranean.
Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate damage signs. Termites are detritivores (also known as detritus feeders) that feed on dead plants and trees. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation. And because a termite’s mouth is capable of tearing and shredding pieces of woody material, they can create a great amount concern when they are found in human dwellings.
A Mature Termite
Winged and swarming termites appear when a colony has matured. Often these winged termites appear around windows and doors and because they are highly attracted to sources of light they tend to be the most active in springtime. Drywood termites locate to new locations after they mate in order to create a new colony. What this can mean is a spread in infestations and locations.
Subterranean and Drywood Termite Homes
Subterranean termites build their homes in soil, creating small mounds. Termites build elaborate mud tunnel systems within these mounds. These tunnels allow them hidden access to food sources above the ground. Drywood termites differ from subterranean termites in that they live in the wood they consume – essentially creating there home in the material they eat. Because of this they tend to infest walls and furniture.
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