Termites are small insects that live in colonies that can grow into the thousands and even millions. A mature colony can cause structural damage to your home before you start to notice the signs of an infestation.
- Swarming termites have light brown to black bodies with a broad waist and straight antennae.
- Termites feed on the cellulose found in wood, plants, cotton fibers, and paper products.
- Termites swarm in the spring or summer in search of somewhere to start a new colony.
- Signs of termites include blistering wood flooring, droppings resembling saw dust, mud tubes, swarms, and discarded termite wings.