When it comes to protecting your home, you want to make sure you have proper pest control West Palm Beach FL. With the numerous types of pests that can infest a home in South Florida, knowing how to identify pests and who to call can be the difference between enjoying your home or having irreparable damage done.
Different Types of Termites
When it comes to termites in South Florida, unfortunately, you have to contend with several different species of highly destructive termites. Three of the most common types that infest homes are:
- Native Subterranean Termites
- Formosan Subterranean Termites
- Asian Subterranean Termites
Native subterranean termites are the most common type that you will see in Florida. They are dark brown in color and about 0.3 inches long with wings. Formosan subterranean termites are relatively new to the area but no less damaging than other types. Asian subterranean termites are without a doubt the most damaging of the bunch. They are a yellowish-brown in color, have hair on their wings, and are just over a half inch long. They were not discovered in the area until 2001, but they are now one of the most common species around.
How They Nest
Unfortunately for you, all of these termites are the kind that burrows underground. Native subterranean termites build rather large, long shelter tubes along the foundation of a building that allows for the colony’s population to have access to a food source above. Formosan subterranean termites are similar in how they nest but unlike other types of termites because they can infest multiple buildings at once. Asian subterranean termites build shelter tubes too but are more known for how they can swarm in force instead of their nesting habits.
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