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Where do Termites Live?

With the exception of Alaska, termites have been found in every state in the nation. Most species of termites thrive in warmer climates with mild, year-round temperatures, and they can easily adapt to changing climates.

Depending on the species, different termites will prefer a variety of habitats. However, the ideal environment for all termites will have one aspect in common, access to cellulose. While some species live within soil and need land to survive, others prefer to live in dry wood above ground level. These wood-boring insects have been found living in interior walls, cabinets, furniture, logs, and other wood sources found in or nearby properties.

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What is the Ideal Habitat for Termites?

Termite species all differ in their preference for wood.

  1. Eastern subterranean termites live in the ground and feed on plant materials. In structures, they live in walls, basements, crawl spaces, and other damp areas. 
  2. Formosan termites commonly infest around trees, rotten stumps, crops, woodpiles, and residential homes. Above-ground nests are often constructed in walls, attics, and roof areas of buildings.

What Termites Are Common in My Region?

Termites are found throughout the United States, with different species preferring unique habitats. Termites prefer warmer areas that provide them with humidity. In Eastern Tennessee, the most common termites include the Eastern subterranean termite and the Formosan termite.  Moreover, the most economically important wood-destroying insect in the United States is the Eastern subterranean termites, which is the most destructive termite pest for property owners everywhere.

Termites in East Tennessee LA

Eastern subterranean termites, and Formosan termites are extremely common in our state. Our mild region is a sanctuary for these wood-boring insects, allowing them to actively reproduce throughout the year. Because of these, termite infestations are a constant threat to homeowners. Termites can live in a number of wood structures, as well as any area with soil, so it’s important to stay vigilant about checking for signs of termites.

Termites can go undetected for months so if you notice termites, contact your local termite control experts right away!

Where do termites live? in Sevierville TN

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