There are several species of termites that are indigenous to Arizona. These native termites cost Arizona homeowners a lot of money out of pocket each year, as most homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover termite damage. When it comes to native termites in Arizona, there are two species that are particularly destructive: Desert Subterranean termites and Western Drywood termites. Each is discussed briefly below.
Desert Subterranean Termites
Desert subterranean termites live underground and typically feed on dying desert plants such as cactus. This type of termite can cause serious damage to your home and other wood structures on your property if colonies are left unchecked. Underground colonies can house millions of termites, which can destroy your most valuable investment. Treatments for Desert Subterranean termites can include baiting and liquid applications in and around the perimeter of your home.
Western Drywood Termites
While other species of drywood termites exist in Arizona, the Western species is responsible for nearly all of the drywood termite damage to homes within the state. Unlike their subterranean cousins, these termites live in colonies burrowed deep inside the timber in your home, and each colony can contain as many as 2,000 individual insects. Drywood termites eat across the grain of the wood, creating “chambers,” which are smooth to the touch and may contain wood-colored feces or “frass.” A typical infestation of Western Drywood Termites involves multiple colonies in a single home.
Effective Termite Control In Arizona
For the most effective termite control solutions available, you have to contact a company that specializes in the extermination of native termites in Arizona. Desert Subterranean termites require different treatment methods than do Western Drywood termites, and a termite expert will know which types of treatment are best for your infestation.
At ACTION Termite Control, termites are all we do, and all we have done since our company opened its doors in 1969. When it comes to the treatment of native termites in Arizona, nobody has more experience than ACTION Termite Control. Call (877) 556-4131 today to receive a FREE inspection or to learn more about the professional termite solutions available at ACTION Termite.