Termites are often confused with ants. They have two body segments, and ants have three. Termites are white, black, or red in color. Termites chew on wood to get the cellulose it contains. Soft, old wood is easier for them, but they sometimes even eat away at new homes. Termites travel in mud tubes that they construct to act like tunnel-highways. Every new home has to have a termite treatment by law. Most companies that do the initial termite treatment offer a warranty that includes annual inspection and charge homeowners $75-250 to keep the warranty for anther year. Termites are not part of a pest control agreement It is always a separate agreement, like an insurance policy.