How Do Termites Get Into Your Home?
There are three main areas termites can enter your home. And once they gain access, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage without you ever knowing it.
Subterranean termites live in large underground colonies, with a single colony having between 500,000 to over a million termites. More importantly, there can be several colonies per acre of land.
Even if your home is made of block and built on a concrete slab, termites can still invade your home through plumbing or other openings in the slab. They feed on wood flooring, drywall, framing and valuable furnishings in your home.
Cracks and Crevices
Termites build mud tubes to access wood sources above ground and enter through cracks as small as 1/64 of an inch.
Through Attic Vents
Drywood termites swarm and enter your home through cracks, unscreened soffits and gable vents. Damage can go unnoticed for long periods of time.