Have you seen this pest? It’s termite season, so look out!
Sunday starts National Termite Awareness Week, time for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to remind us about the threat these voracious critters represent to our homes.
Termites eat 24 hours a day. One colony of hungry termites produces one cup of sawdust every two hours. It takes less than two years for a colony of Formosan termites to consume the structure of an entire house.
According to pest experts, termites represent one of the biggest threats to your house, and damage often is not insured. Usually, termites are discovered only through remodeling or when a home is sold.
Here are some more termite facts to munch on:
For more information on termites, visit http://www.pestworld.org/.