Termites are small insects that can cause severe destruction to wood buildings. Sometimes there will be no sign the home is infested. Face it, we live in Arizona – We get termites. If you live in the desert, you probably already know the damage they can cause. Termite infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings or insulation.
It’s not if you are going to get termites – It’s how long are you going to wait to get rid of them!
There are several kinds of termites, including drywood termites and subterranean, which will eat a tremendous variety of structural material. By the time you see them, they’re usually part of an infestation. The exception to this is when they swarm to create new colonies, usually in the spring. At this point they are winged, and often mistaken for flying ants. Even though this may not mean an infestation of your property, if they are coming from your property this is a likely time you will see them soon.