HOW DO TERMITES
Subterranean termites are known for their ability to cause extensive damage to homes and other structures.
They live in the soil and create tunnels, or mud tubes, to travel from their colony to their food source. In most cases, subterranean termites get into homes through wood that is in contact with soil, such as wooden posts, foundation walls, or porch steps. They can also enter through cracks in the foundation or walls, gaps around plumbing or electrical lines, or through untreated wood that is exposed to moisture.
Once subterranean termites find a way into a home, they begin to forage for food sources. They can consume wood, paper, and other cellulose-based materials, causing significant damage over time. They often remain hidden and undetected for long periods, making it crucial for homeowners to be vigilant in inspecting their homes for signs of termite activity.
To prevent subterranean termites from getting into your home, it is essential to eliminate or reduce sources of moisture around the foundation. Ensure that downspouts and gutters are functioning properly and that the soil is sloping away from the foundation.
Additionally, sealing any cracks or gaps in the foundation, walls, or around plumbing and electrical lines can help prevent termites from finding their way inside.
Regular inspections by a professional pest control service can also help detect and treat any termite infestations before they cause significant damage.
Contact Mack Pest Solutions today to schedule a free Termite Inspection of your home or business, and let us keep termites away for good!