Termites: What are They?
Termites are wood-destroying insects; experts estimate they cause $5 billion in property damage each year. In Georgia, Eastern and Formosan subterranean termites build underground nests. They are extremely destructive because they tunnel their way into wooden structures, where they burrow to obtain food. All termites share a virtually insatiable appetite for wood and other materials that contain cellulose. If left to their own devices, they will feed on the wood until there is nothing left but a shell.
Termites: What to Look For
You’re more likely to discover you have a termite problem by discovering the evidence they leave behind rather than the actual termites themselves. Here are some example of the evidence they leave behind:You’re more likely to discover you have a termite problem by finding the evidence they leave behind instead of the actual termites themselves. Here are some examples of termite damage evidence:
- Piles of small, delicate wings shed by reproductives
- Mud tubes built by termites for above ground travel
- Damaged or hollow sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
Termites: What to Do
Even if you never notice any of these signs of termite damage, it is quite possible to have a hidden termite problem. The best way to be sure is to call 770-889-0954 and schedule an appointment for one of Forsyth Exterminating’s termite control specialists to conduct a complete inspection and analysis of your property.