Like soldiers and queens, worker termites are a caste within a colony. They gather food and build passages by eating their way through wood and soil. As you can see in this termite photo, workers have creamy, white-colored bodies and dark mandibles. This caste makes up the largest portion of a colony. via
How can you tell if you have termites?
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What does termite damage look like on a house?
It can often look like water damage, or darkening of the wood, but sometimes termite bore holes are also present. If you hit the wood with a hammer or hard object and you hear a dull, thudding sound, you should have this examined for possible termite infestation. via
What attracts termites in the house?
In addition to wood inside the home, termites are drawn inside by moisture, wood in contact with house foundations, and cracks in building exteriors. Different combinations of these factors attract different species. Additionally, geographic location plays a role in how likely homeowners are to deal with infestations. via
Do termites go away on their own?
Q. Can termites go away on their own after they have invaded a home or business? A. Yes, they can go away on their own. via
What scent do termites hate?
Cinnamon, Other Essential Oils
Other oils effective against termites, either as repellents or pesticides, are tea tree, clove bud, orange, cedarwood and garlic. Clove bud and garlic oils are two of the most effective oils for killing termites, according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. via
Can I use vinegar to get rid of termites?
Vinegar is the wonder material for your home. Not only can you use it to clean everything from your kitchen counter to shower, but you can also use it to kill termites. Put it in a spray bottle and spray the mixture around the area where you suspect the termites. The acidic substance will kill the termites on contact. via
Why do flying ants suddenly appear?
Why do flying ants suddenly appear? Flying ants – whose sole purpose is to start a new colony — are often seem in large groups as this gives them protection from predators (they are safer in large numbers). You'll likely to see them emerge during the summer months as they embark on their "nuptial" flight. via
How do you tell if termites are active in your house?
What does mild termite damage look like?
Termite damage sometimes appears similar to water damage. Outward signs of termite damage include buckling wood, swollen floors and ceilings, areas that appear to be suffering from slight water damage and visible mazes within walls or furniture. Termite infestations also can exude a scent similar to mildew or mold. via
How can I tell if it's old termite damage?
Here are the telltale signs termites are taking over.
Can termites get in your bed?
Although this species of termite is confined to warmer or more tropical climates in states such as Florida and California, they can wreak havoc on wooden furniture such as beds, chairs, and more. Drywood termites can slip into crevices of wood furniture and other nearly invisible cracks and feed on the wood. via
Can termites bite humans?
Essentially, termites definitely bite wood and do attack other insects, but they do not bite people. Although homeowners experiencing an infestation should not be concerned about receiving bites from termites, professional extermination methods should be sought and implemented to protect the structure of your home. via
Why do termites suddenly appear?
Termites swarm after their original colony has reached a certain capacity level and is ready to expand. For most colonies, this happens once a year. Hundreds or even thousands of swarmers, called alates, are produced with the sole purpose of reproduction and expansion. via