Termites Can Chew Through Your Ballantyne Home Before You Realize They’ve Invaded

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termite These determined insect soldiers, otherwise known as termites, can chew through the wood, flooring and drywall in your Ballantyne home before you detect their existence. A colony of termites can wreak havoc and cause serious structural damage quickly.

You may dismiss them as flying ants, but these winged species are the termite explorers. Also called “swarmers,” they can set up shop in your Ballantyne property and begin infesting before you see any evidence. If you suspect you may have termites, call our experts for a thorough inspection. If we confirm your property has termites, we will offer an immediate and effective treatment plan.

Although termites have been called “white ants,” they are not at all related. Recent phylogenetic studies suggest that they evolved from cockroaches. Their colonies range from a few hundred to several million. Termite queens have the longest known life span of any insect, with some reportedly living 30 years and longer.

Possible signs of termite damage include:

  • Mud tubes on the home exterior
  • Uneven or bubbling paint
  • Soft wood that sounds hollow when you tap on it
  • Discarded wings on windowsills
  • Small piles of sawdust (actually termite feces)
  • Wood structures (including floors) that are darkened or blistered