Are Routine Termite Inspections Important?

The reproduction and development of a termite is the most classic comparison to human procreation in the insect world. The egg gives a larva, which will turn into a nymph. Once the nymph is mature enough, it will be able to reproduce. Calling a pest control expert before this process gets out of hand is a must.

Reproduction

Termite spawning, which is relatively modest, does not exceed fifty eggs and thirty seems the norm. However, these numbers are by the day! The length of the termite’s development hinges on the wood’s temperature, nutritional values, and, of course, its humidity.

In this respect, the larvae are sometimes subject to significant thermal fluctuations (for example, roofing structures), but they have the option of "pausing" when the temperature is too low or too high. The most suitable temperature is between 75°F and 86°F. These considerations mean that the duration of larval development can take 5 to 10 years depending on the ambient temperature and the nutritional value of the wood, the average being 3 to 5 years.

The flight period of a termite runs from June to August, and the longevity of the insect is about 25 days. The temperature range in which the insect is active is 50°F to 100°F with a favorable temperature of 82°F. Almost all termites feed on wood.



If you have an older house, chances are pretty good termites are lurking nearby. This is why routine Pest Control checks are smart.

Damage termites cause

In a calm environment, most people can hear the termites eating! Termites damage wooden structures and compromise their strength. The damage can be considerable and can decimate the most profound pieces of wood, causing severe loss of mechanical strength. This, of course, can cause the collapse of the home.

Damage grows naturally and will only occur in the decaying or dead wood. Do not take termite control measures lightly – contact a professional today.

The struggle is real

The public enemy No. 1 of softwood construction in the US are termites. Recently constructed farmhouse-type structures made of wood are particularly vulnerable. It is imperative to treat the wood curatively by injection, under high pressure, to avoid contamination. This could quickly alter the strength of the home’s framework.

Termite infestations are not easy to spot and can cause extensive damage. A professional termite and ant control specialist should have several preventative measures that aim to create a "protective barrier" around buildings.

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