TERMITE FACT SHEET
The control of subterranean termites is often an major expense and like any other household expense should be carefully considered. An important point to remember is that subterranean termites work slowly. There are many, many variables when considering how fast or slow a termites colony will damage a home. Size of the colony, temperature, moisture, time of year, etc all affect the speed of damage. A small colony can typically eat six inches of a 2X4 in one year. Do not rush into an agreement with a firm before you thoroughly investigate what is offered. Subterranean Termites, as the name suggests, live in the soil, in most cases. In some cases, when there is adequate moisture available within the home, they will “nest” in the home and not return to the colony located in the soil. The subterranean termite is an important part of our environment. In a natural setting, this termite recycles dead trees back into the soil. Without the termite, our forests would be littered with dead trees as wood “rot” cannot keep up. No one has been able to convince the termite that “dead” wood in your home should not be eaten. The termite sees the wood in your home as just another food source. The main portion of the colony stays in the ground and the workers, (cream colored & wingless), come into the home through “mud” tubes or cracks in the concrete as small as 1/64 of an inch. Once inside, they will eat the wood and bring it back to their nest mates in the ground.
If you live in Naples, Fort Myers, or Southwest Florida call 239-455-4300 Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority, for a FREE TERMITE INSPECTION and a complete explanation and free estimate on any of our services, or look us up on our web site at collierpestcontrol.com. Don’t let unwanted guests spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle. Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!