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From Their House to Yours

Termites tunnel from their home in the soil in a constant search for wood to eat. But they can’t tell the difference between a dead tree and your house. If they come across your home’s foundation while foraging, they’ll follow any cracks or crevices into your home. They may even enter through wood in contact with the soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground levels to where the house’s wood frame begins.
Termites can also enter your home through expansion joints, and utility and plumbing openings in the foundation. And they are small – all they need is an opening 1/32-inch wide to squeeze into your home.
Chances are, you won’t actually see termites or a termite swarm, which lasts less than an hour. More likely, you’ll see evidence of swarming – sudden appearance of winged termites; piles of small, lacey wings; or mud tunnels termites build.
Under ideal conditions, a typical termite colony with 250,000 workers can eat about 20 feet of a 2 x 4 board per year. If you find evidence of an infestation, there’s no need to panic. It’s unlikely the damage will get much worse from the time you first discover termites to the time your home is treated. Still, stopping the destruction sooner rather than later is important to avoid costly damage and repairs.

Subterranean Termite Service

What is Termite Service?
Our termite service includes the use of termidor that termites cannot smell, see or taste but is harmful to them. We want the termites to eat the chemical and take it back to the home nest where it will poison the colony. Termidor is designed to work slowly to allow all of the termites being serviced to get poisoned. Within 90 days or less you should see a significant improvement in your termite problem with this specific termite service.
Your home is different from other homes, so you need us as termite service experts to know just where to place the product for maximum effectiveness. We can service all slab types. If you have a termite infestation and need additional treatment Bug Away knows what to do as your local experts to take care of your investment to contain the termites in your structure.strong>
How can I get Termite Service

For your free termite inspection and termite service proposal, please contact us right now at 866-284-2929 or fill out our online form today.

Before you know it, termites can cause major damage to your home.
The best way to guard against termites is to use a licensed pest control company.
After a thorough inspection of your home, the licensed pest control operator will provide you with a written contract, stating:
 The type of termites covered,
 If they will repair termite damage or simply retreat,
 Any disclaimers, limitations or exclusions,
 And whether they will provide routine inspections.
A signed contract assures that the work will be done, and that every treatment will follow strict state regulations.
Contact us for information on protecting your home against termites. Its less than 1% to protect your investment.

Subterranean termites are ground-inhabiting, social insects that live in colonies. A colony or nest of subterranean termites may be up to 18-20 feet below the soil surface to protect it from extreme weather conditions. These termites travel through mud tubes to reach food sources above the soil surface.
The mature termite colony has three castes:
 reproductives (king and queen)

 soldiers

 workers

The colony reaches its maximum size in approximately 4 to 5 years and may include 60,000 to 200,000 workers. New colonies are formed when winged males and females from a parent colony emerge in flight or swarm.
The winged reproductions are dark brown to brownish black and have two pairs of equal size wings that extend well beyond the body. Swarms are common in spring especially after a rain. After a flight, the winged males and females return to the ground and shed their wings. The wingless males and female’s pair off and search for sources of wood and moisture in soil.
The royal couple digs a chamber in the soil near wood, enters the chamber and seals the opening. After mating, the queen starts laying eggs. The eggs are yellowish white and hatch after an incubation of 50 to 60 days.
Full-grown workers are soft-bodied, wingless, blind and creamy white. In early stages, they are fed predigested food by the king and queen.
Once workers are able to digest wood, they provide food for the entire colony. The workers perform all the labor in the colony such as obtaining food, feeding other caste members and immature, excavating wood, and constructing tunnels. Workers mature within a year and live from three to five years.
Soldiers are creamy white, soft-bodied, wingless and blind. The head of the soldier is enormously elongated, brownish, hard and equipped with two jaws. Soldiers must be fed by workers because they cannot feed themselves. They are less numerous in the colony than workers and their only function is to defend the colony against invaders. Soldiers mature within a year and live up to five years.

Feeding Habits
Subterranean termites feed exclusively on wood and wood products containing cellulose. Termites have protozoa (microorganisms) in their intestines that provide enzymes to digest cellulose. Although termites are soft-bodied insects, their hard, saw-toothed jaws work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, a piece at a time.
Termites often infest buildings and damage lumber, wood panels, flooring, sheet rock, wallpaper, plastics, paper products and fabric made of plant fibers. The most serious damage is the loss of structural strength. Other costly losses include attacks on flooring, carpeting, art work, books, clothing, furniture and valuable papers.