3 Things You Didn’t Know About Utah Termites
Yes, Termites Do Live in Utah
Termites live in most climates. When most people think of termites, they usually think of more humid states like Georgie, Florida, Texas, and Hawaii. However, termites live in all 50 states, including Utah.
Subterranean Termites are King
Subterranean termites are the type of termites most commonly found in Utah. They love to live in Utah soil, however, their definition of soil differs from place to place. When they are enticed away from their beloved Utah ground soil, they like to enter bedrooms, dining rooms, and even bathrooms and call it home. They are amazing excavators and can build tunnels more than 30 feet long.
Water is a Magnet for Termites
Termites love wet wood. It might start with a leak from a bathtub, or a sprinkler spraying through a window frame that doesn’t close very well, or any number of other conditions that result in perpetually wet wood areas. These wet areas are breeding grounds for termite colonies.
How Can I Tell if I Have Termites?
There are several ways to tell if you have a termite infestation. Check for wet wood products or potential leaks on wood. Inspect any cardboard, newspapers, lumber, and sheetrock to see if it is wet. Also, take a look at any wood you can find and check for any damage. Take a walk around the outside of your house and the yard to check for mud tubes. Mud tubes are tunnels made by termites out of soil and wood bits. They can often be found close to the foundation of a house. To test if it is still an active mud tube, break off a middle section of the tube with your finger. If it is repaired in a few days, then you know that it is an active mud tube.
For Termite Extermination in Utah Contact Legacy Pest Control
Termites fill an important role in the ecosystem. They take rotten wood and put it back into the ground. This is great for the ground, but not such a great thing for your house. When you hire our team of termite exterminators at Legacy Pest Control, we go back to the source. We will kill the original termite colonies and keep termites from coming back to your house for 10 years. If you are ready to get rid of termites or other pests, just fill out our form on our website or give us a call at 801-779-3131 for a quote and a free inspection.
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