Eastern subterranean termites are a destructive wood-destroying insect commonly found in Nashville, throughout Middle Tennessee and most of the U.S. They are social insects that live underground in large colonies with three distinct divisions of labor: workers, soldiers and reproductives. The workers are creamy white in color and are blind; the soldiers look about the same except they have an elongated yellow head and large jaws to protect the nest. The reproductives or kings and queens are dark brown or black, larger in size and have two pairs of translucent wings that eventually break off. These discarded wings can be homeowners’ first sign that they have a termite infestation.
Are termites dangerous?
Termites do not bite, sting or carry diseases that can be transferred to humans. Termites can, however, be extremely dangerous to the structural integrity of your home. They live in large colonies with thousands to millions of termites can cause massive amounts of damage to the wood in your home, which can lead to costly amounts of structural damage.
Why do I have a termite problem?
Termites feed on the cellulose in wood, leaves and soil. Wood is especially attractive to them if it is moist or has water damage. You will find termites in and around your home looking for these food sources.
How do I get rid of termites?
At All-American Pest Control, we offer termite control for homes infested with termites. To learn more about our home termite control services, our green pest control for termites, or to find out how we can help you combat termites in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Termites are extremely difficult to eliminate from your property without professional help. Termites are rarely seen outside of their tunnels and nesting areas, making it difficult to assess how extensive the damage truly is. If you do not completely rid your property of all the termites, you will have a re-infestation. At the first sign of termites in your home or business, contact All-American Pest Control.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your termite problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent a termite problem in the future?
Termites feed on wood, leaves and soil. Because these items are found around most homes and properties, preventing a termite infestation is very difficult. If you suspect termite activity, your best course of action is to call for professional help as soon as possible.