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Having a termite infestation is no joke and it’s not always easy to identify. While they’re only small, termites can actually cause a lot of structural damage to your home which can set you back thousands of dollars. A termite infestation can get out of control quickly so, if you think you have termites, act now and book a free inspection.

Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites are the most common type of termites in the USA. You can spot subterranean termite colonies because the winged swarmers (a.k.a. alates) will usually be dark brown or black and have two wings that are equal in length.

The worker termites don’t have wings, are cream colored, and are about a quarter of a inch long. Subterranean soldier termites have large mandibles, a creamy-white body with a brown head and are wingless.

Subterranean termites establish colonies in the soil below ground or in secluded moist environments above ground as protection from the open air. The termites will build mud tunnels (a.k.a. galleries or tunnels) to reach food from above the ground.

Some of these colonies have more than one egg-laying female. That means that the nest can grow alarmingly quickly.

Green termite treatments

Unfortunately, subterranean termite nests can go unnoticed for years. But Natran can help. We can spot the signs early and, if you do have termites, we can give your home a quick and reliable treatment.

Spotting the signs

Think you have a subterranean termite infestation? These are some surefire signs.

  • 1. Mud tunnels or tubes

    If you see mud tunnels or tubes at your home (perhaps under your floors, along cracks, on pipes, or around your baseboards and plumbing), it’s pretty likely that you need termite treatment. The mud tubes give termites shelter as they travel from their nests to your home. These tubes provide shelter for the termites as they travel between their nest and your home. If you’re not sure what they look like, they're roughly the width of a drinking straw and have a flat muddy appearance.

  • 2. Wood that sounds hollow

    Termites love to eat wood. They may be eating the wood in your home from the inside out, hollowing out the middle and only leaving a thin veneer behind. Knock on the wood around your home. Does it sound hollow? If it does, you may have termites.

  • 3. Flying termites

    When termites begin a new colony, the reproductive male and female leave their colonies to procreate. You might see swarms of what looks like flying ants near your home, especially around lights. If you see a swarm, a termite colony could be nearby.

  • 4. Piles of wings

    It might be an alarming sight, but piles of wings are harmless! When termites swarm, the two swarmers land to establish their new colony. They shed their wings and leave them behind. If you find piles of wings in your home, you’re likely dealing with an active termite colony.

    5. Wall damage

    Wall damage from termites can look really similar to water damage. You may see discoloration in your drywall, bubbling, bulging walls, or peeling paint. Termites can damage your doors and windows, too. This is because they can cause weaknesses in the wood in your home. If you’ve noticed this, it probably means that you’ve had a termite infestation for a while, so contact us as soon as possible./span>

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