Eastern subterranean termites are highly destructive to building timbers.  The Eastern subterranean termites cost millions of dollars of damage each year.  It is estimated that 1 in every 5 homes in the high activity areas such as the Fayetteville area will be or have been affected by termites.  

These destructive thrive in a moist dark environment.  Termites have a caste system with each caste having a different role but rely on members of the other caste for survival.  The queen termite is huge and produces more than 2000 eggs per day and can live for more than 25 years.  The workers are the largest caste system in the eastern subterranean termite colony.  They are also the termite that does all the damage to our homes.  The worker termites work 24 hours a day for their whole two-year life span.  No wonder why they can do so much damage so quickly.

Eastern subterranean termites are constantly looking for new food sources.  They can enter into your home through cracks in the concrete or from the crawl space.  A termite can penetrate in gap of less than 1/16th wide.  The workers will build a mud tube to gain access to their new food source.  This mud tube is a sure sign of termite activity.  

You do not always see the mud tube because termites tend to be sneaky and prefer to enter a building in an area not easily accessible.  If you find signs of termite activity do not disturb the termites contact a professional termite treatment company.  Eastern subterranean termites if disturbed will often abandon that area and set up house in another area of your home.  

At EXIT Realty Preferred we recommend that you have an annual termite inspection on your home and we recommend that you have your home treated for termites.  It is not a matter of if you have termites it is a matter of when will you have termites.  

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