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Where do Termites Live?

Across the nation, termites are found in every state except one (Alaska). Most species of termites prefer warmer climates but can easily adapt to the environment they find themselves in.

Termites will live, reproduce, and work in any environment that provides them with cellulose on which to feed. Some termites live in and need soil to survive, while others prefer to live in dry wood above the ground level. These wood-boring insects have been found living in walls, bathrooms, furniture, logs, and any other wood source found in or near your property in Virginia.

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Where Do Termites Live in My Home?

Different types of termites have different preferences when it comes to where they will infest. Here’s what to know about the termites in Virginia:
  1. Both Eastern subterranean termites and formosan termites require regular contact with soil in order to survive.
  2. Both of these termites live and travel through mud tubes. These mud tubes allow termites to travel and search for food without exposure to the open air.
  3. These mud tubes can be around your foundation, windows, wall studs, and siding.

What Termites Are Common in My Region?

Termites may be found all over the country, but different types of termites are active in different areas. They prefer warmer areas that provide them with humidity. In our region, we do not deal with drywood termites as much as we deal with subterranean termites. In fact, nearly the entire nation deals with subterranean termites, which are the most common and most destructive termite dealt with by everyone nationwide.

Termites in My Virginia Home

Eastern subterranean and formosan termites have all been reported in our state. Unfortunately, our region is a haven for these wood-boring insects to actively reproduce at any time, making termite infestations a constant threat to homeowners. Termites can live in a number of wood structures both inside and outside your home, making it all the more important to know how to look for the signs of them. If you notice any signs of termite presence, call a termite control expert immediately.

Where Do Termites Live? in Virginia

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