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Facts about Eastern Subterranean Termites

Eastern subterranean termites are destructive wood-eating insects found in Eastern North Carolina. They are the most common and widely distributed termite species in North America and the most economically important termite pest in the United States.

What do termites look like ?

Eastern Subterranean Termites

Eastern subterranean termites are pale, soft-bodied insects. They have straight antennae, a dark head and thorax, and a pale-colored abdomen. Colonies vary in size, with some colonies having more than a million members.

Eastern Subterranean Termites are small, creamywhite insects that measure around 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch in length. They have soft bodies and long antennae, and they are usually found in swarms. They have two sets of wings of equal size, and the wings are usually brownish in color.

The head of the termite is darker than the rest of the body and has two sets of jaws. Eastern Subterranean Termites are social insects that live in large colonies, and they feed on wood, paper, and other cellulose materials.

Termite Habitat

Eastern subterranean termites live in colonies in the ground. They feed on wood, leaves, and other plant material. Colonies can become established in basements, crawl spaces, and other damp areas of structures.

Termite Facts

Eastern subterranean termites are small, wingless insects that are common in the eastern United States. They typically live in colonies in damp soil, although they can also live in wood. They feed on cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and insulation.

Eastern subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species in the United States, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage each year. They are distinguishable from other termites by their light yellow bodies and dark brown heads. Eastern subterranean termites form large colonies that can contain millions of individuals. They are social insects, living in highly organized colonies, with specialized roles for each individual.

They feed on cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and insulation. They are especially attracted to wood that has been softened by moisture or decay. Eastern subterranean termites can travel up to 300 feet in search of food and can access homes through cracks in foundations and other small openings.

They can cause extensive damage to the structural integrity of homes, leading to costly repairs. To prevent an infestation, homeowners should make sure to seal any cracks in foundations and maintain a moisture barrier around the home.

Termite Damage

Eastern subterranean termites cause damage by eating wood and other cellulose materials. They can cause serious damage to homes and other structures if left unchecked. Signs of infestation include termite swarmers, mud tubes, and damaged wood.

Subterranean Termite Control

D & D Pest Control Co. can help evaluate and treat your home or business to protect it from Eastern Subterranean Termites. Our highly trained technicians will inspect your property for signs of termite activity and then provide a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We use a combination of baiting and liquid treatments to eliminate and prevent infestations. We can also provide structural repairs and soil treatments to prevent future infestations. Our technicians will work with you to ensure that your property is properly protected from these pesky pests.

Eastern subterranean termite infestations can be controlled with insecticides and other control measures. Homeowners should get regular termite inspections to detect infestations early and take preventative measures. Call D & D Pest Control Co at (252)523-8255 for a free termite estimate.