Each year termites cost homeowners, companies, and individuals up to $30 billion in damage to crops and structures in the United States. Termites are colonizing insects that live all over the world. Some types of termites destroy homes in just a matter of months while others consume the home over the course of years.
Lakeland Termite Removal
The main types of termites in Lakeland are:
- The reproductive termites are generally winged, and are a yellow-brown or smoky-gray color. The termite workers are usually white with a soft body. The soldiers are similar to worker termites, except they have long brownish heads that can sometimes look like a pair of pinchers. The soldiers defend the colony from ant invasions.
- It’s easy to confuse subterranean termites and drywood termites because they look very similar. The reproducers can range in color from a light yellow to black. To distinguish between a drywood termite and a subterranean termite, we will need to look closely at the wings of the termite. Drywood termites have three large veins near the front edge of the forewing, while subterranean termites have two major veins on the front edge of their forewing. We will also be able to tell which termites you have by looking at the characteristics of the wood they have infested.
- Formosan termites are larger than the other two types of termites found in the Lakeland area. The wings of the productive termites are hair, and the worker has a more oval-shaped head. These termites also have workers and soldiers.
Each type of termite poses a different type of threat to a home, depending upon the type of wood it feeds upon or where it will generally congregate. The type of termite may determine the type of treatment initiated by pest control professionals.
If you are a business owner in the Lakeland, Florida area and are interested in preventing termites, or treating termite damage in your business or home contact us today! Best Lakeland Pest Control offers termite removal and termite treatment to many businesses in the Lakeland, Florida area and surrounding communities. Contact us today for all your termite and pest control needs!