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Termites are important citizens of local ecosystems due to their ability to break down dead cellulose material. What’s interesting to note is that termites can’t even break this cellulose down themselves. They actually rely on small organisms that live in their hind guts to do so. Still, when it comes to your home, this behavior can become a liability rather than a benefit. While termites cause significant damages to homes, it’s important to know they do not cause humans direct harm. Here’s a little more information about termites.

50 Termite Species in the U.S.

While there are over 2,000 termite species worldwide, there are only approximately 50 active termite species that exist within the United States. Subterranean termites and Drywood termites are the most common species found in Arizona. And each type requires a specific method of extermination due to the different ways they build their nests. Subterranean termites make their homes in the ground, while Drywood termites directly infest and live in the wood they consume.

Harm to Humans?

Termites cause severe harm to homes, but are not known to bite humans. Solider termites, with their large mandibles have the ability to bite humans, but would only do so if handled. While you don’t need to be worried about being bitten, you should still seek and implement professional extermination methods to keep your home safe – especially if you see signs of termite damage. While indicators of termite infestation differ depending on the type of termite, both drywood and subterranean termites cause significant damage in the form of damaged wood, cracking ceilings, and flooring that appears to be sagging.

Pest Control Specialist

A pest control specialist is trained to know how to protect you and your home against termite. After performing an inspection they can help you identify what type of termite infestation you have and what the best method of treatment will be.


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Arizona Termite Control

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Termite Control Chandler
2040 S Alma School Road 
Suite 1
Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 582-1219
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