Termites are wood-destroying insects. Their presence dates back to the dinosaurs. Termites love to eat wet, moldy wood. Termites build their nests in the ground and in walls. Worker termites are small, creamy white insects. They are the most numerous and the cause of all termite damage. Termites have six legs (three pair on each side of the thorax).
Termites eat all day, seven days a week. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year.
Termites are often confused with flying ants. During early spring you may see termite swarms. If a homeowner has mud tubes on the exterior of the home (often near the foundation), an active termite infestation may exist. If a homeowner notices a termite swarm, contact a licensed termite pest control professional as soon as possible to schedule your termite service.