Termites, also known as Silent Destroyers, have caused billions of dollars in property damage. Termites are homeowners’ worst nightmare, especially when not discovered on time. Eating through your wallpaper, walls, and flooring, they can rarely be stopped without professionals taking over.

My Bug Guy Pest Solutions is one of the pest control companies that provide termite exterminating services to people throughout Arizona. Considering how your regular insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, you should invest in preventive pest control and make sure your property is termite-free at all times.

Types of Termites

To be able to recognize you have a problem with termites, you should know how to identify them and what types of termites are most common for your living area.

Although they are relatively small in size, they are capable of causing severe damage to your property. Termites grow in a way that makes it extremely easy for them to chew through wood, paper, plastic, and dry wood. It’s common for termites to build colonies that have up to two million members, which means that you can have more than one colony on your property.

There are a few thousand termite species, but only a few of them have been found to cause serious damage on the territory of North America. The ones that are the most common in Arizona include subterranean and dry wood termites.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are very common for the American area and are estimated to cause around $2 billion each year. A colony of subterranean termites can consume about 7 pounds of wood annually and can destroy your whole property in a relatively short amount of time.

If you find any underground tunnels, also known as mud tubes, it means that your property is infested with termites. Since they operate underground, they can move around the property and destroy different parts of it. To minimize the risk of termite infestation, try to keep your property as dry as possible at all times and control water accumulation.

If you believe your property is infested with termites or you’ve discovered mud tubes on your property, don’t wait long to contact us.

Dry Wood Termites

Unlike subterranean termites, dry wood termites usually appear in the coastal areas, southern, and Southwestern parts of the US. Their colonies are relatively smaller in size, numbering up to 2,500 members, but they represent an equal threat to your property. Their main target is mostly furniture items made of wood with low moisture levels. They mostly appear on warm and sunny days, especially if the temperature rises suddenly. If you suspect a dry wood termite infestation, feel free to contact us and we will take further steps in evaluating the situation.


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