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Termite Identification Guide

What are termites?


Termites are social insects that live together in large groups and meet their nutritional needs by feeding on wood. In our area, we have to worry about guarding our property against two different types of termites; the subterranean termite and the drywood termite.

Subterranean termites have high moisture needs and require contact with the soil to survive, nesting underground and traveling through the damp soil. Subterranean termites prefer to feed on water-damaged or decaying wood.

Drywood termites differ because they like to feed on dry wood with low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites do not require contact with the soil to survive, and they nest in the wood they are feeding on.

Are termites dangerous?

The damage that termites cause can become extensive and create major damage to the structures of our homes. Termites are pests that travel, nest, and feed invisibly, meaning that they can be present on our properties or in our homes for months or even years before we notice.

In many cases, a termite infestation is only discovered after they have damaged a structure. Things like holes in the exterior of wood, doors, and windows no longer closing properly, squeaky, spongy floors, and blistering paint can all be signs of a termite infestation.

When dealing with termites, it is always best to be proactive and partner with a local professional to stop them before they have the chance to move into and cause damage to your Rhode Island home.

Why do I have a termite problem?

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How do I get rid of termites?

Get rid of termites with the help of the professionals at Encon. Here we treat our customers like family and work as a team to ensure we meet your Worcester-area pest control needs. We know how destructive termites can be and will work closely with you to make sure all the termites are removed from your property, preventing a re-infestation.

To begin eliminating termites, we perform a thorough inspection. Then depending on the findings, our professionals will treat your home using the most up-to-date products to eliminate the specific species of termite present. To learn more about our comprehensive termite control services, please give Encon a call today!

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