Termite VS Ant
Termite life cycle
Termite feeding habits
Each year millions of buildings are invaded by termites, causing millions of dollars in damage annually. It doesn't matter where you live, your home or business can be a target for termites. Even buildings and houses on concrete slabs are threatened by termites finding their way through small cracks. Professional termite pest control is recommended if you notice termites around the house. Termites are so clever and efficient that no efforts at termite-proof construction methods have worked out completely successful.
Even cold weather offers no protection as termites are found as far north as Canada and other cold places.
Subterranean termites are the most damaging kind and live in colonies in the soil. Each colony is built around a king and queen, the sole purpose of termites is to reproduce. Most of the termites that comprise the colony are worker termites, the ones that cause the damage to your home or business.
Worker termites search for food sources and share it with others in the colony. They are busy animals, at work 24 hours a day, attacking the structure of your home or business from inside the wood. More often than not, you will not see signs of their work until something gives way. Immediate pest control action is needed at that point. It is even possible that there are more colonies working on your building at a time, so start seeking advice with a specialized company when you suspect termites.