THE RELENTLESS PEST
Termites are wood-destroying insects whose presence dates back to the dinosaurs
The queen termite can lay up to 40,000 eggs per day
They are present in 70% of countries across the world and their population outnumbers human beings on a ratio of 10 to 1
Termite colonies can have upwards of 2 million members
THE THREATS OF TERMITES
Termite Treatment: Left untreated, termites do more damage to American homes than fire and flooding combined.
These photos were provided by a Clark’s pest professional in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Termite infestations cause homeowners $5 billion in property damage every year
- They feed on dead plants and trees and dead parts of living trees in wood and soil and wreak havoc on property such as house foundations, furniture, shelves, books, carpets and insulation
- They can hide and thrive in your basement or yard without you seeing any immediate signs of damage
- As long as they have food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperature, they'll be content to eat you out of house and home
- Termite can infest structures and cause significant structural damage and can chew through support beams, floors and walls, causing expensive repairs
- The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time
The most common termite species found in the United States are drywood termites, subterranean termites, and Formosan termites. Click on any of the photos below to learn more about the specific species.