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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. Swarmers looking to start a new colony are typically the first sign of termite season as these winged-pests show up inside homes in early spring.

They are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage – costs that aren’t covered by homeowners insurance policies. This is why being vigilant about termite control and termite extermination is so important.

To get rid of termites in the home, contact a termite management specialist to address the infestation and recommend a course of proper termite control.