How Much Damage Can Termites Cause?

We all know subterranean termites can cause substantial damage, which is why it’s so important to have termite protection for your home. The fact of the matter is, termites can feed on our homes for years without us ever knowing we have a problem. But you have to still wonder, how much damage can subterranean termites do in a specified amount of time?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, which include:

  1. Number and size of the termite colony
  2. Species of the termite involved
  3. Degree to which they have focused their feeding efforts on a structure
  4. Seasonal variation
  5. Conducive conditions, such as moisture content and nutritional quality of the wood
  6. The amount of competing food sources in the area

In a study done several years ago, it was determined the larger the termite foraging population, the greater the chance of potential damage.  A large subterranean termite colony was likened to a “super-organism,” having a foraging biomass (cumulative termite body weight) equivalent to a large, grazing animal.  Now that’s reason to have termite protection for your home!

Call 1-888-2MASSEY to schedule your free termite inspection today! Massey Services not only provides a free, detailed termite inspection of your home and property, we also provide guaranteed termite treatments, including our Total Coverage Termite Protection.