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Subterranean Termites in Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel & Land 'O Lakes

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Did you know that subterranean termites live in the ground underneath your home? They need moisture to live. Without moisture, they die.

The only way they can live above ground is by having a secondary water source such as a roof leak, or a leaky or sweating water line.

By the time the typical homeowner sees a swarm or mud tunnel, the damage has already occurred. Termites are very sensitive to daylight, when foraging for food, they will bring mud which they tightly pack with body fluids to protect them from light and other invaders such as ants.

Most homeowners see only the swarmers which look like small ants, these swarmers are not the ones that do damage. It's the worker in the colony that causes the damage.

Just because it's cold out during winter months it doesn't mean the termites are not active. The colder it gets, the deeper in the ground they live, only coming up into your structure to feed on wood.

If you live in Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, or Land 'O Lakes and you feel you may have termites, call Family Pest Services for a free evaluation and cost-effective proposal for treatment. We provide Sentricon Always Active or Taurus and Termidor liquid treatments.

At Family Pest Services, we really do treat you like family.

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