Termites are small insects that cause BIG damage to Georgia homes. If you spot them in or near your home, you’ll need a professional exterminator to remove these pests. Remember these facts about termites as you keep an eye out for these costly pests:
Georgia is home to drywood termites.
There are three main types of termites – drywood, dampwood, and subterranean. If you find termites in your Georgia home, they are likely drywood termites. These termites like to live in trees and hardwood floors. Drywood termites can be found in southern California and all the way to the tip of Florida.
Termites are not loners.
If you found termites in your home, you likely saw hundreds or thousands of termites in one spot. That’s because termites are social insects. You won’t find termites by themselves. Within their colony, termites have different roles – reproductive, worker, and soldier. Termites, no matter their role, present a threat. Thankfully, the team at Progressive Pest Control knows exactly how to kill termites.
Termites eat more than wood.
These pests feast on wood, but that’s not all they eat. They also eat paper, plastic, and drywall. Because their diet consists of home materials, it’s imperative to call professional termite exterminators to kill them. (Note: if you find a pile of termite wings near a window sill, that means there is a large colony of termites in your home.)
Cockroaches and termites are related.
Unfortunately, cockroaches and termites are two of the oldest pests that still exist today. Termites date back over 200 million years ago. And, to make it worse, they’re related! If they’re having a family reunion in your home, contact our professional termite exterminators immediately.
Progressive Pest Control services Northeast Atlanta, for both commercial and residential clients. So, if you spot termites or other pests, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!