Subterranean Termites in Arizona
All types of termites can be found throughout Arizona, the Arid-land subterranean termite, the Western dry wood termites, and Pacific damp wood termites. However, the most common type of termite is the Desert subterranean termite. These termites like to live in dead cactus and other desert plants, but they are well known for feeding off of timber buildings and other timber materials. It is very hard to see these pests due to their yellowish/clear brown color.
These termites like to eat the spring wood in timbers and will create a honeycomb like appearance to the wood that they have eaten. The subterranean termite rarely ever eats anything with moisture in it and prefers dry wood and other dry timber materials. If you notice mud tunnels along the walls or ceilings of your home, it is safe to say that you more than likely have an infestation of termites and it is time to get a termite inspection done. By now the damage that these termites have caused is severe seeing as the mud tunnels are what they create to go from one place to another and feed.
These termites only require the tiniest, littlest cracks in order to gain entry into the walls and roof of your home. If there is wood, which your entire house is made of wood, they will find a way to get to it and feed of of it. So, it is very important that you seal all cracks possible, even if you think that they are too tiny, because they can still get in. This is also said for any cracks in your concrete. They do get in through the cracks of the concrete and then make their way into your house and start causing damage.
If you think that you may have a termite problem it is best to call a Gilbert pest control tech and have them come out to do a thorough inspection, they know exactly what sign to look for. They will be able to tell you if you have a little termite problem that is just beginning or an infestation, which will require an intense termite treatment.