Termite infestations can be intimidating for even the most experienced do-it-yourself pest control homeowner. Proper identification and expert products, the infestations can be brought under control and preventative measures can be put into place to avoid future issues.
Termites are social insects that live in a colony; living underground, in wood, or in nests and moving in passageways that are hidden from sunlight and protected from air currents and excessive moisture loss. They have very specific scent capabilities so that they can recognize each other, and keep their distance from other colonies. The colonies consist of workers, soldiers and reproducers, with the workers making up the largest part of the population and also most commonly the ones causing damage by feeding on the wood. Swarms of winged termites can be seen at specific times of the year, when temperature and moisture conditions are favorable.