microscopic view of a termite

Termites are best known for causing insurance companies billions of dollars in damage each year! It’s important to know the truth behind these wood-eating creatures. Allows us to debunk three termite myths:

Myth #1: New builds do not have termite issues.

It’s common for construction companies to clear trees to build new homes. However, deforestation does not eliminate termite colonies. When a termite’s food source is taken away (i.e. trees) but the termite itself is not eliminated, it will move on to the next available food source (i.e. your home)! Even if your home is brand new, make sure to invest in termite control from your local exterminator company.

Myth #2: A termite colony is easy to spot.

Did you know that a termite colony can house up to one million termites?! You’d think that one million termites would be easy to detect. However, they are prone to hide in hard-to-see places and are quiet creatures.

Without an expert eye, it’s nearly impossible to detect a termite colony. You must be looking for signs of termite activity. Signs of termite activity include:

  • Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
  • Mud tunnels
  • Piles of small, delicate wings
  • Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
  • Small piles of sawdust
  • Winged termite swarms

Myth #3: Termites serve no purpose in nature.

Termites are a headache for homeowners and a cause for stress for insurance companies. However, they do contribute to our ecosystem. Termites munch on fallen trees in the forest, serving as the earth’s natural recycler. However, they cause serious problems to homes and they should not be ignored.

Allow Bizzy Bee Exterminators to Provide Expert Termite Control

Bizzy Bee Exterminators have a team of experts who can skillfully provide termite control. We offer the very best termite control at an affordable price! Give us a call with your questions: 1-800-273-4958.