You shiver when you hear my name, dread my presence in your home, and do everything you can to get rid of me, but my life as a termite is actually quite luxurious—as long as I keep myself hidden from you so you don’t call in a pest management service!
I am a hard worker, and my efforts usually pay off. For example, my family and I are great construction workers. Life as a termite demands that we build super highways through the soil that let us travel quickly from our home to the nearest restaurant, which of course is the wood structure of your home. We are so talented that our tunnels extend vertically along concrete, drywall, or any other surface we come across.
Life as a termite also includes the ability to fly for a time. My family and friends can swarm in groups of up to 65,000. After we’re finished swarming, we clip our wings and make ourselves at home. We were comfortable enough outside, but living in the walls or under the foundation of your home is much more luxurious and simply brimming with food!
We are sure to be sneaky so you don’t detect the damage we’ve done, which is essential to living life as a termite. Our favorite snacks are softwood window trim and doorframes, though we eat them from the inside so the painted surface is left intact. After all, we don’t want you to interrupt our fun, so life as a termite is primarily a hidden one. That’s how we get away with feasting on the wood in your home for months or even years before you discover us! By then, we’ve done the damage we intended and our colony is thriving. You’ll never get rid of us!
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