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What are termites?
Some of the most common species of termites found living throughout our area of Greater Baltimore include:
As their name suggests, drywood termites generally live in sound wood that has low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require contact with soil and are not attracted to wet or decaying wood. Drywood termites live together in smaller colonies and work at a slower rate than subterranean termites. Although they live in small colonies, these termites are very efficient at what they do and are capable of causing significant damage to furniture, wooden beams and frames, and other wooden structures.
Eastern subterranean termites
The subterranean termite is the most widespread species living throughout the United States. These termites nest underneath the ground and move back and forth from their food source to their nests through mud tubes. These termites have very high moisture requirements and prefer to invade wood that is decaying or has been damaged by water.
Formosan termites are subterranean termites that live in extremely large colonies; a single colony may have several millions of termites. The extreme size of their colonies causes these termites to be the most destructive species. Formosan termites cause significant structural damage within your home or business in as little as 6 months. They are unique in the fact that they can enter into structures either above ground or at ground level. Formosan termites create carton nests that allow them to nest above the ground while still maintaining their high moisture needs and enter structures through exterior walls, spaces around windows or doors, or the roof of your property.
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How can I prevent termites in the future?
Clean gutters regularly to prevent water from backing up and seeping into your walls.
Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, and other debris from your property.
Repair loose or missing shingles, as well as any other roof damage.
Seal any cracks in the foundation of your property.
Fix leaky faucets, fixtures, and pipes.
Limit soil to wood contact around your home or business.
Place weather stripping around all windows and doors to help prevent water damage.
Create a barrier of rock or crushed stone between your property’s foundation and any mulch or soil.
Use dehumidifiers and/or air conditioners to reduce moisture levels on your property.
Make sure crawlspaces on your property are properly ventilated.
Remove water-damaged wood from your home or business.
Inspect newly purchased furniture and wooden items for signs of termite damage.
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