How Well Do You Know Your Enemy, the Termite?
Termite Habits You Need to Know
In the book The Art of War, Sun Tzu emphasized the importance of knowing the enemy. Learning about its capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses can help you overcome them. The same is true when you’re trying to get rid of termites off your home. Knowing the habits of these creepy crawlies can work to your advantage; this knowledge will give you the upper hand. Here are a few termite habits you should know about.
First off, termites love to live in big swarms. In a typical setup, a colony usually numbers in the tens of thousands of termites, staying to together for years at a time. When they move to another location, these termites usually travel together, as a swarm too! A termite colony is led by their queen who lays around 10,000 eggs each day and is known for its life span of up to 50 years.
Secondly, you need to learn about what they eat. While wood is commonly known as their staple, did you know termites also eat many other things? Some termite species eat soil; other dine on algae. Termites are also known to devour carpets, rugs, and home furniture.
And the list goes on and on. Identifying what type of termites live in your home, knowing what they eat, and depriving them of it can help you get rid of these nasty critters more effectively.
Third, different termite types have certain preferences as to habitat. The subterranean ones love the underground or would nest on the inside of the wood they can find. Dampwood termites love the wet and damp spaces like home basements and crawlspaces. Other termites prefer to build mounds and similar structures.
Generally termites are relatively easy to control and stop their infestation. Ideally you have to procure termite treatments regularly as well as take other necessary steps to clear you home from these nasty insects.
But when conditions are very conducive to their advantage or when you neglect to act on the termite problem in time, you could end up with an overwhelming predicament.
When things go out of hand and you require expert help, get in touch with the termite control and treatment specialists at Magic Pest Control. Since 1993, this family-owned business offers the most reliable and trustworthy pest and termite extermination services in Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.
You can count of these dependable professionals to work wonders to get rid of your termite problem. For more information about their termite control services, please don’t hesitate to reach them at 480-654-5888 with your questions or concerns.