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4 Things You Need to Know about Termites

11 Jan, 2018 / by admin

4 Things You Need to Know about Termites

The most common pest control problem is termites. The easiest way to protect your home from these unwanted pests is to educate yourself. Here are four things that keep you in the know.

Know the Difference

Termites and ants are almost identical. They are found in the same large groups, and made up of the same body parts. The visible differences between the two are that termites have a lighter color with a wider thorax.

It’s Their Job

Termites are actually beneficial to the environment. In the wild termites are used to break down wood that fertilize the soil. However sometimes these unwanted pests get confused and cannot tell the difference between a log in the forest and the wood that supports your house.

Have No Fear

Despite common belief termites don’t bite people. Termites will attack insects and wood but never people.

Starts Out Small

Keep your eyes peeled because termite damage isn’t going to stand out like a billboard on the side the freeway, it will start out small. The early signs of damage are mud tubes near the home, hollowed mazes inside of wood, and piles of wings.

How do you know if you have termites? Knowing the facts about termites is just the beginning. Start protecting your home today and contact your Spartanburg exterminator at Douglas Pest Control. Because if you Gotta Bug Call Doug.

Read more about termites – Purchasing a home? Termite inspection is a must!

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