When it comes to your home, you want to ensure that it is protected from the many pests that plague South Florida. Termites and worse can damage the foundation of your home, making it difficult to live in or one day sell. The best way to ensure your home is termite free is to get termite inspection West Palm Beach done as soon as possible.
Different Types of Termites
Unfortunately for homeowners in South Florida, there are lots of things that can infest your home. There are primarily three types of termites that plaque South Florida:
- Native Subterranean Termites
- Formosan Subterranean Termites
- Asian Subterranean Termites
Native subterranean termites are probably the most common type of termite. They are dark, are brown in color, and about 0.3 inches long with wings. Formosan subterranean termites are new to the area but no more damaging. Asian subterranean termites are the most damaging type of termite. They are yellow/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 are now one of the most common species around.
How They Nest
All of these termites are the kind that buries into the ground to nest. Native subterranean termites build large, long shelter tubes along the foundation of a building that connects the population to a food source above. Formosan subterranean termites are similar in how they nest but unlike other types of termites, this type can infest multiple buildings at once. Asian subterranean termites also build shelter tubes but are mostly known for how they swarm in force.
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