Bradenton is home to all of the worst termites in the United States. We have the Eastern subterranean termite, which is widely distributed throughout most of the country. We have Formosan subterranean termites, which can be found in the southern states. And we have Asian subterranean termites, which is a newly introduced (and very destructive) species that is found only in South Florida. Lucky us. Today, we're going to take a closeup look at subterranean termites and discuss the dangers they can present when they get into your Bradenton property.
Do termites harm people?
If your home has wood in it, termites can be dangerous to your savings account. These insects feed on wood. Over time, they can do enough damage to completely total a home in Bradenton. No Bradenton home should be without termite protection.
Six Things You Should Know About Subterranean Termites
When these termites come into your yard, you're not likely to know it. They can tunnel as far as the length of a football field to find food.
These termites come up from the ground to feed on your home. If they find a crack in your foundation slab, which they're prone to do, they'll squeeze through and get into the wood of your home without you knowing it.
If you have a deck, porch, or patio, they can come up underneath and feed on these external structures.
Subterranean termites rarely show themselves. Most termites live out their entire lives in utter darkness.
When a termite nest matures, swarmers will be produced. Swarmers are winged female and male reproductives. They have one job; that job is to leave the nest and produce new nests. If you see tiny, white-winged insects that are about ⅜ of an inch long, take note. You could be looking at the evidence of a termite infestation.
Subterranean termites cost U.S. property owners billions of dollars in property damage annually. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are the most destructive subterranean species in the country.
Drywood Termites Are Also Dangerous
While subterranean termites are the most destructive termites, it is important to recognize that drywood termites can also be a threat to your property. If you find evidence of drywood termites in your home, vehicle, or boat, contact Keller's Pest Control. We offer fumigation services that will help you flick the reset button on drywood termites.
How do you protect your home from termites?
We strongly recommend investing in ongoing termite control to keep your property protected. While there are many things you can do to reduce the risk of termite damage, none of them will give you the level of protection you need. At Keller's Pest Control, we use Termidor to establish a Termidor Zone around properties. This zone is always active, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When termites come into your yard and threaten your property, this barrier immediately works to eliminate termites. Reach out to us today to speak with one of our agents about termite control. We'd be happy to answer your questions and guide you in making the right decision for your specific needs and budget.