All termites are not created equal. There are some that behave differently than others, some that have different nesting habits, and while all of them are destructive, some have swarming habits that are more dangerous to your home. Being able to identify these different types of termites is crucial for termite control West Palm Beach.
Native Subterranean Termites
Typically, Native subterranean termites are dark brown, have wings, and are 0.3 inches long. Depending on the weather (usually on a sunny afternoon following rain) they swarm in February and March. They build shelter tubes on a foundation to connect the population to food sources above.
Asian Subterranean Termites
This type is yellowish brown, has small hairs on its wings, and is about a half inch long. They are a new species to the area, first discovered in Miami in 1996, Lauderhill in 2001, and Riviera Beach in 2005. They swarm from February to April and, given how they swarm in force and burrow underground, they are one of the most damaging species of termites.
Formosan Subterranean Termites
This species is very similar to the Asian subterranean termite. It was first found in Broward County in the 80’s and swarms at dusk from April to June. They are normally found around light fixtures, by windows, and other well-lit areas. They can infest multiple buildings at once too.
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Subterranean termites are usually tougher to deal with because you not only have to fumigate the infested building but also treat the soil where they nested. It is important to use a certified pest control operator. If you are looking for termite control West Palm Beach, contact us immediately.