Subterranean Termites

subterranean termite control--Thrasher Termite Pest Control Santa Clara and San Diego CountiesAlong with drywood termites, subterranean termites are the main insect responsible for damage to structures. If left undetected, subterranean termites can tunnel up from the soil along the foundation and damage wood members behind sheetrock walls or in subareas. The colony forms intricate tunnels through which the workers, soldiers and reproductive termites perform various functions in support of the queen.

IDENTIFICATION

COLOR

Subterranean termite swarmers have a black body with white wings. Soldiers and workers are cream colored and are 1/4″-3/8″ long.

subterranean termite mud shelters--Thrasher Termite Pest Control Santa Clara and San Diego Counties

Subterranean Termite Mud Shelters, or Tubes

EVIDENCE

Mud shelter tubes are the tell tale sign of an existing subterranean termite infestation. Termites are constantly eating and work 24 hours a day. If you think you have subterranean termites the best time to treat for them is NOW!

ELIMINATING EXISTING INFESTATIONS

Barrier Treamtent- Subterranean termites can be eradicated by applying a complete termiticide barrier around the structure. A non-repellent material is applied to the soil adjacent to the foundation of the structure. Termites enter the treatment area unaware of the barrier and transfer the material throughout the entire colony.