Desert Subterranean Termites

About This Type

The desert subterranean termite, as its name suggests, is located in hot, dry, desert areas of the United States. This means they can be found in the McKinney, Texas area depending on the levels of humidity and rainfall.

Desert subterranean termites are one of the only species of termite that lives in dry, hot climates. In the US, this tends to be New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Southern California.

They differ in appearance from other termites in that they have long slender mandibles instead of the normal stout wide mandibles seen in other species. In addition, their soldiers are much smaller allowing them to penetrate much smaller cracks and openings than other termite species.

Sign of Infestation

When a home or business is infested with this termite, you will often see small mud tubes hanging from shelves, overhangs, wood ceilings, etc. Their food of choice, like other termites is wood.

People often discover they have been infested by finding damaged wood. A better way to try to identify if you have termites though is by looking for mud tunnels extending from the ground up the woodwork. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, you can call us to schedule your free inspection.

Termites can cause massive damage to a building or structure. Most times termites will go unnoticed allowing them to do tons of damage before they are ever discovered. The best thing you can do is try to prevent termites either before they happen or find them quickly once they have invaded.

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