It’s important that Arizona home owners know exactly what they are dealing with when they deal with Arizona termites. There are three main types of termites that infiltrate homes in Phoenix and its surrounding areas: Subterranean termites, and Light and Dark Drywood termites.
The Subterranean termite is the most common, and thus, the one most people know and understand how to control. These termites live underground. They have soft squishy bodies that do not do well with surviving the elements, thus the subterranean termites build mud tubes to access to homes via cracks and crevices in the foundation. These cracks and crevices are usually very small and hidden out of sight. The tubes dry out in the sunlight and quickly become brittle. You should look for these in shaded areas and crawl spaces.
Light and dark dry wood termites are the other termites found in Arizona. Dark drywood termites are often mistaken for flying ants. These termites enter through cracks in the trim and roof of your home. They fly in the early morning and early evening, but are only able to travel 100 yards before they mate or die because their wings can’t sustain long distance flight.
A termite control professional will help identify the openings in your home that are inviting to winged mating pairs, as well as termite hunting and foraging for food sources. Sealing these entry points is a crucial part of termite protection and protecting your home, especially when you consider how quickly termite infestations can grow. Contact us for your free termite inspection today.
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