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Que son las Termitas Subterraneas?

EWhat are Eastern subterranean termites?

Las termitas subterráneas son un insecto  que destruye la madera y se encuentra comúnmente en todas las partes del país, excepto en los estados más septentrionales, donde las bajas temperaturas evitan que pullen. Las termitas subterráneas son insectos sociales que viven bajo tierra en grandes colonias con poblaciones que pueden llegar a millones. Las colonias de termitas son administradas por una reina que pone enormes racimos de huevos. Las termitas inmaduras, llamadas ninfas, salen de estos huevos antes de convertirse en una de las tres castas: trabajadoras, soldados o reproductivas

subterranean termites

Termitas obreras

Las termitas obreras son de color blanco cremoso. Estas termitas llevan a cabo las operaciones diarias necesarias para mantener viva y próspera a la colonia, a saber, hacer túneles a través de elementos y estructuras de madera o carbono para recuperar la celulosa para el consumo de la colonia. También mantienen los nidos de termitas y los tubos de lodo que usan para desplazarse.

Termitas Soldado

Las termitas soldado son de color amarillo parduzco y son reconocibles por sus alargadas cabezas amarillas y sus grandes mandíbulas. Como su nombre indica, las termitas soldado usan sus mandíbulas para defender la colonia y luchar contra otros intrusos (como las hormigas) que podrían intentar atacar a los trabajadores o robar huevos.

Termitas reproductivas

Las termitas reproductivas son de color marrón oscuro o negro y brotan dos pares de alas translúcidas. Cada primavera, estas termitas se emparejan en vuelos de apareamiento y se alejan en direcciones separadas fuera de su colonia de origen para crear sus propias colonias, convirtiéndose en los nuevos reyes y reinas en el proceso. Sus alas se desprenden después de su vuelo de apareamiento, y estas alas descartadas son a menudo la primera indicación para los propietarios de que tienen un problema de termitas. La reina segrega feromonas para controlar el desarrollo de sus ninfas y asegurarse de que la colonia tenga suficientes miembros de cada casta para satisfacer las necesidades de la colonia.

Are Eastern subterranean termites dangerous?

Subterranean termites do not bite, sting, or carry any diseases to humans. However, while they do not harm humans directly, they can cause stress and anxiety as they destroy homes. As they destroy wooden structures, they create hazards as they eat through support beams, destroy electrical wiring, and leave other parts of the home vulnerable to collapse.

Why do I have an Eastern subterranean termite problem?

Termites feed on cellulose, which can be found in wood, leaves, and soil. Typically, termites that get into homes were first attracted to the wood inside the home’s walls and foundations. This species of termite prefers to eat moist or water-damaged wood, so an existing moisture or leakage problem around your home could be all it takes to invite an infestation; however, even structurally-sound properties with no moisture problems can still find themselves with termites. Termite swarms can happen almost anywhere, and if your home or business happens to be nearby, getting an infestation may simply be a case of bad luck.

How do I get rid of Eastern subterranean termites?

Unfortunately, there is no realistic way for the average home or business owner to completely treat their termite problem and keep it from coming back without help from an experienced professional. Termites are notoriously difficult to eliminate and require the use of advanced treatment systems that you can't purchase or apply without a license. Furthermore, fixing the damage they leave behind often requires the help of an experienced carpenter.

In the end, it's best to utilize preventative measures to avoid a termite problem altogether. Though there are effective ways to react to an infestation, they are certainly more challenging than avoiding one in the first place. Contact us today for information about how the termite experts at Pestmaster® Services can keep your home or business protected from termites.

What are Formosan termites?

Another type of subterranean termite, Formosan termites, are differentiated from Eastern subterranean termites by their longer bodies, shorter heads, and short pincers. Unlike Eastern subterranean termites, which can be found in the majority of states across the nation, Formosan termites are localized to the southern part of the country.

However, while Formosan termites are less widespread than their Eastern subterranean cousins, they make up for it with their voracious appetites. Often referred to as “super-termites”, Formosan termites can and will quickly destroy the walls, floors, and foundations of any business or residence unfortunate enough to have them. Like Eastern subterranean termites, Formosan termite colonies are broken into three castes consisting of workers, soldiers, and reproductives.

 

many formosan termites near a hole in the ground 

Why do I have a Formosan termite problem?

Like Eastern subterranean termites, a Formosan termite infestation is commonly identified by the presence of wings discarded by reproductive termites after a mating flight. While they are attracted to moist or water-damaged wood, they will infest any home or structure that happens to be near their colony.

Another common sign of a termite infestation is the presence of damaged wood around the home that sounds hollow when tapped and may appear to have been eaten away along the grain pattern.

How do I get rid of Formosan termites?

Because they primarily move underground and out of sight, they can be incredibly difficult to control once they’re inside a structure, making prevention a necessity. However, if termites have already gotten inside, the only real option to get rid of them and prevent further damage to the structure is to bring a certified termite professional onboard to help.

Pestmaster® Services offers a number of termite treatment services designed to help keep your home or business termite-free, including the following:

  • Guaranteed inspections

  • Wood-destroying organism reports

  • Subterranean termite control

  • Drywood termite control

  • Formosan termite control

  • Termite damage repair

If you’re worried about Formosan termites on your property, contact the pest professionals at Pestmaster® Services today to find out more about Formosan termites and the tools we use to stop them.

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