Termite Control FAQ
Generally the most common evidence is exploratory tubes found on exterior foundation walls, and tubes hanging from ceilings or on interior walls. Occasionally swarms of reproductive flying termites may be observed after or during a rainy season.
There is no hard and fast answer to this question because it depends on how large the colony is, if it’s just one colony attacking the home and the factors listed above. Most termite colonies take two to three years to become large enough to swarm which is considered a mature colony of 60,000. Subterranean termites can over the years easily get into the millions so the difference of how much wood they eat can be huge. Most estimates say the average colony can consume one foot of a 2×4 in about six months and a home that is about 2300 square feet has about 17,000 board feet of lumber in it.
It must also be remembered that along with eating wood, termites also feed on cellulose products such as: cotton, linen, paper, canvas (paintings), and books.
The National Pest Management Association and the entire pest management industry are committed to providing highly effective treatment options for all pest issues. The most effective type of treatment depends on the severity of the infestation, the species of termite, and the location and construction of the home. A trained and licensed pest control professional can assess each infestation individually and recommend the most effective treatment plan. We can setup an effective plan for you.