You wouldn’t think an insect that spends its time in the dirt would be so fastidious about its hygiene, but termites spend a great deal of time grooming each other. Their good hygiene is important to their survival, as it keeps parasites and harmful bacteria under control within the colony. They don't worry so much about the cleanliness of your home, however. Subterranean termites produce liquid feces, whereas drywood termites produce characteristic pellets.
Drywood and subterranean termites cause more than $1.7 billion in damages and cost of control each year in the United States. Drywood termites tend to cut across wood grain destroying both the soft spring wood and the harder summer growth. Subterranean termites typically follow the grain of the wood. Both can seriously damage your home, so dealing with them quickly is essential.
The 5 Signs of Termites
Learn how to spot termite activity on your property. By learning the five signs that you have termites, you can take action before it's too late.