This silent invader lives underground and multiplies by the thousands, always in search for wood to feed their colonies. Left undetected, they will tirelessly attack a home, causing dangerous and costly structural damage. Subterranean termites enjoy warmth and like to eat cellulose, a material found in all plant cells. This nourishment enables them to tunnel their way through solid wood such as your house timber. The first attack is likely to be on the underground structure of your house. As a rule, they travel above ground for food (wood) and underground for moisture. A termite mud tunnel found between the soil and wood construction in your home is a sign of infestation. Termites feed on any structure containing wood, they also attack slab homes and can enter through cracks as small as 1/64th of an inch.
In the Spring termites begin to swarm. If you see termites swarming it is a sign your home may already be infested. Contact a professional pest control company immediately and get a Termite Inspection.