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Where do Termites Live?

May 3, 2008
We all know that Termites can live near or in your house. However, finding these little critters and eradicating them can be a difficult task. It is always advised to have Pest Management Professionals to solve your pest problems. They are taught how to get rid of termites and do just that on a daily basis.

Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can find termites by their droppings that they leave. However, finding termites and their nest are not necessarily equivalent. I know that I have gotten so caught up in trying to kill termites that I forget that there is a nest making termites just as fast as I can kill them. Let us be productive in our endeavors and find out where their nest is. You can do this by knowing the environment that termites like to live in and then parading your property in pursuit of discovering these nests.

Generally, termites live on pieces of wood and underground. However, they can also take shelter within your real estate. It can be difficult to spot this species in your home, so consulting a professional is advised before disregarding their presence.

Many types of termites live on soil. They are referred to as subterranean termites. Traces of these termites are mud tubes that are built to connect their nests to their food sources. These mud tubes function as pathways in when they gather and transfer food and also provide additional protection from harsh environmental conditions and natural enemies like ants.

Where do termites live besides underground? Termites also thrive well in dry wood. Such choice of habitat gave them the name drywood termites. These organisms live in the same place where they get their nutrition. Signs of their nesting activity include leaks, holes and cracks on wood portions of the house such as posts, doors, and flooring. Decayed wood, timber and tree trunks in the yard are also appealing places for drywood termites. Decayed wood is easy to digest and contains fungi that are also good sources of nitrogen for termites.

Termites, like all animals, must live in an environment that is essential to their survival. They need moisture, food, and protection against extreme weather and natural enemies. Think like a termite and you might be able to find their nest.

Remember that termite activity is at its lowest in the winter. However, due to global warming and termite intellect guiding them for a perfect habitat, some termites can continue to feast on your property throughout the winter. You can use this knowledge that has been presented to inspect your property. If you are having trouble, feel free to consult a professional and seek their advice.
About the Author
John Daily is a termite expert and his company delivers professional work associated with Termite Control. He has an plethora of info available on different termites such as Drywood Termites available on his site on termite info.
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