Jul 192011

Pest Control of Tampa can get rid of your termite problems. As your local termite exterminator, we are able to identify the type of termites you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Tampa Termite Control: Eastern Subterranean Termites

eastern-subterranean-termites tampa floridaThe most common type of termite in North America is a soil feeding termite which is also know as the subterranean termite. This type of termite is know to feed on cotton, paper, wood, bush and tree roots. They especially enjoy the cellulose part of wood and will devour anything in their path that contains it.

Eastern Subterranean Termites can develop colonies with up to 5 million termites in number. However, the average is closer to the 30-40 thousand range. Eastern Subterranean Termites have what is called a swarm intelligence which means that they act and they move as if they were one entity. It is not uncommon for an Eastern Subterranean Termite colony to live for up to 30 years.

These termites can be found throughout a building whether it be the rafters of the attic or the foundation in the basement. They are found by looking for their mid tubes or by finding the . Sometimes you may even find the wings of the kings and queens of the colony lying around. You need to be on the watch for their tunnels and tubes as the swarms are not generally easy to see. This means that many homes are being destroyed without the owners even realizing it.

Pest Control of Tampa provides both termite removal and termite prevention to the Tampa, Florida area. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home!

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