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Learning About Termites

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Termites can be a problem to any home owner who lives in an area where these insects thrive. Termites are social insects just like ants and bees. This means that they live in colonies and have social hierarchies. They are one of the very few insects that can fully digest the cellulose in wood as they have evolved to eat and survive on wood. This is the reason why these insects present a danger to every wood structure out there.

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The Different Types of Termites

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Just like there isn’t a singly type of ant, there are several different categories of termites. The primary distinction is based on their habitat. There are two major groups of termites, the ones that live in dry wood and the ones that live in damp or wet rotten wood. These termites live inside wood of varying levels of decay and moisture content.

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How to Detect a Termite Infestation

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Termites are cryptic creatures that live in the dark. You might have a termite infestation already and the problem is that you might not even know it. There are however, some signs that you can look out for in order to determine if you have an infestation or not.

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Where do Termites Live

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Termites build nests in wood or in the ground. Specifically wood and dry plant matter s the most abundant category of primary production on earth and termites are the primary group of animals adapted to feed on this non-nutritive matter.

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The Termite Threat

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Termites are very particular creatures and they can survive in a variety of environments where there is enough sustenance for their colony to move. When termites settle in your home they can cause a great deal of damage to a home.

Wooden houses are particularly prone to termite damage as they can provide food for large termite colonies. Even though termites are tiny, their colonies are very large and thus over time they can eat away large parts of your foundation and thus cause problems and reduce the stability of your home. It is not only dead wood that termites go after. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. While buildings may become infested at any time, termites are of particular importance when buying or selling a home since a termite inspection or otherwise called an infestation report is normally a condition of sale. Keep in mind that even the smallest sing of a termite infestation should alarm you. Termites can seriously damage the structure of a house or building. (more…)