Termites Chew Up More Than Just Wood

CTA Termites jsDid you know termites will chew through asphalt, rubber, plastic and certain metals to find wood???

Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your basement or yard without any immediate signs of damage. While each termite species thrives in different climates and eats different types of food, all termites require four things to survive — food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperature. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide these ideal conditions for termite infestation.

House foundations, furniture, shelves, books, carpets and insulation are all possible feeding sites for termites. Drywood termites live within the wood they consume and oftentimes infest walls and furniture.