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Facts about Eastern Subterranean Termites in Eastern North Carolina

Facts about Eastern Subterranean Termites

Eastern subterranean termites are destructive wood-eating insects found in the Eastern North Carolina. They are the most common and widely distributed termite species in North America, and the most economically important termite pest in the United States.

Appearance

Eastern subterranean termites are pale, soft-bodied insects. They have straight antennae, a dark head and thorax, and a pale-colored abdomen. Colonies vary in size, with some colonies having more than a million members.

Habitat

Eastern subterranean termites live in colonies in the ground. They feed on wood, leaves, and other plant material. Colonies can become established in basements, crawl spaces, and other damp areas of structures.

Damage

Eastern subterranean termites cause damage by eating wood and other cellulose materials. They can cause serious damage to homes and other structures if left unchecked. Signs of infestation include termite swarmers, mud tubes, and damaged wood.

Control

Eastern subterranean termite infestations can be controlled with insecticides and other control measures. Homeowners should get regular termite inspections to detect infestations early and take preventative measures. Call D & D Pest Control Co at (252)523-8255 for a free termite estimate.