There can be as many as 1,000,000 subterranean termites per colony; the threat of infestation becomes a very real one indeed. Always be aware of shelter tubes along the foundation wall of the home, both inside and out. The only tools that you will need for this inspection is a flathead screw driver and a bright flashlight. If you ever suspect that you might have Termites, just give us a call at 860-673-1224, we will visit your home and complete a free Termite inspection.
A subterranean termite infestation begins when warm temperatures and heavy rainfall trigger an established colony to send out a swarm of winged termites. Swarms consist of winged reproductive males and females. Subterranean termite colonies are usually active for three to five years before winged reproductives appear. Winged, reproductive termites are frequently mistaken for flying ants, but are smaller than ants and have straight, rather than bent, antennae. Termite swarmers have four wings that are all the same size.
Termites live in colonies underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food; able to reach food above the ground level by building mud tubes. The most effective form of treatment is a Soil Application with TERMIDOR.
Damage can be very extensive by the time a home owner realizes that they have a Termite infestation. Often the damage is hidden or not accessible.
The most effective method of treatment is a liquid termiticide / pesticide soil application, We only use TERMIDOR for all Subterranean Termite control treatments, this product will protect the home up to 15 years form a termite infestation, per the USDA.
They are dark brown to black and resemble a small Ant, about ¼ to ½ inch long with two pairs of wings. They tend to swarm in the spring but have been known to swarm in the summer. When they swarm, the count is usually in the hundreds.
Do not have wings, they are about ¼ inch or less in length and cream / white in color. The travel to the wood back to the colony, supply food.
Do not have wings, they have large mandibles, cream / white in color and their heads are large and darker in color. They are the colony protectors, guarding the workers and the queen.