Do you ever find yourself thinking about Termites, and what attracts them? Termites are actually quite simple when it comes to attraction, but first you need to understand the types of termites you might encounter.


There are thousands of species of termites out there, but the top few can be grouped into 3 main categories:

– Subterranean Termites – They feed on rotting wood, fallen trees, stumps or branches, but also on people’s homes, making them the most destructive. They need to be close to the ground in order to get moisture, and they also create mud tubes. This is a good indicator that your home is infested, so call us as soon as you notice one. Their colonies are large and they spread over a wider surface

– Drywood Termites – Their colony is smaller and is entirely found in the infested piece of wood. They get their humidity from the timber, so they do not need to get in contact with the soil. They can stay hidden for years before being discovered, and by that time it’s already too late

– Dampwood Termites – They feed on moist and decayed wood, so their presence indicates a moisture problem. They create large galleries and they only stay inside of the infected wood. Their colonies are also smaller and can stay hidden for years


  • Moisture
  • Mulch & Gardens
  • Landscaping Timbers
  • Firewood & Wood Piles
  • Dead Trees & Stumps
  • Bad Drainage
  • Gutters
  • Dark/Warm Spaces accompanied by Moisture
  • Tree Limbs Close to Your Home

The moment you notice an infestation, it’s time to look into steps to eliminate the problem and prevent future infestations. When you reach the preventation step, keep TAP® Pest Control Insulation in mind. TAP® Pest Control Insulation is an innovative and revolutionary pesticide (EPA #89140-1) combining an environmentally responsible borate-based pest control with cellulose insulation made from recycled paper. Ideal for new and existing homes & buildings. Not only does TAP® Pest Control Insulation outperform traditional insulation in nearly every category, it also controls pests such as Ants, Booklice, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling Beetles, Earwigs, Millipedes, Silverfish, Sowbugs, and Termites (including Formosan Termites) at the same time! TAP® Pest Control Insulation bears the ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Mark and is UL Classified.



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