Termites are known to be wood-eating pests because they are mostly seen on wood and damaging it. These common pests in the United States are known to infest properties like houses. Just like any other pests, termites also have nests, and nests are their “home” that they build to protect their colony. Termite nests are built out of wood, saliva, and mud. It is mainly built underground.
The appearance of termite nests
There are different types of termites, subterranean, dry wood, and damp wood. The nests of termites depend on the different species that built them. Its size and location also depend on the species of termites. However, they all have termite barriers, a network of funnels, and a central chamber. The termite barrier protects the central chamber and the whole nest from termite predators. The network of funnels allowed termites to travel from their nest to their food. The center chamber is where termites lay their eggs, and it is located at the bottom of the nest. Additionally, termite nests are porous, and their walls have vent holes for air to enter.
How to get rid of termite nests?
Getting rid of termite nests can be dangerous because there is a possibility that termites will attack. Therefore, it is best to identify the type of termites first. If you are knowledgeable enough to know the kind of termites, then you may identify them. However, it is still best to contact a pest control company to inspect your home. Pest control companies can easily identify the type of termites. They are experts in different kinds of pests like termites, and they would easily know if the termites are dangerous.
Preventing termite nests starts with preventing termites in the first place. Termite nests are created by termites. Obviously, there would be no termite nests if there were no termite infestations. Therefore, what you can do is call a professional termite exterminator to inspect your place to see if it is infested with termites. They can easily remove termites before the infestation gets severe. Additionally, pest control companies can advise on what preventive measures should be taken.
However, you can also do some things on your own to prevent termites. You should remove wood that you see in contact with the ground. Moreover, make sure that there is no build-up of moisture in the foundation of your house, as this can attract termites. You can also reduce moisture and humidity by using a dehumidifier. Additionally, avoid storing wood against your foundation or cracks and crevices.