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Where do Termites Live?

Termites prefer warmer climates, which is why you can find them in all fifty states except Alaska. Some termites need soil to survive, while others prefer to live in dry wood above ground level. Termites eat cellulose from trees and wood, so as long as they have a source to feed on they can survive.

Termite infestations can be found in walls, bathrooms, furniture, logs, and any other wood source found in or near your Long Island property.

a termite colony hidden within a piece of wood

Where Are Termites Found in My Home?

Termites are usually not visible at first. They begin their infestation deep in the walls of the home. Sometimes, however, they will infest wooden furniture and other wooden materials in the home.

You may also find termites outside. If you have a wood pile somewhere outside and termites get into it, it can become the source of a termite infestation inside your home. 

Termites on Long Island

Although termites are found throughout the United States, on Long Island we deal with the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Unfortunately, the Eastern Subterranean Termite is the most destructive species of termite.

With our climate, our region is a haven for these wood-boring insects to actively reproduce, making termite infestations a constant threat to homeowners. Termites can live in wood structures inside and outside your home, making it all the more important to team up with a professional termite exterminator such as Arrow Exterminating.

Where Do Termites Live? Serving Long Island and surrounding areas

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