Subterranean Termite Damage Description – Home Repair Facts

It’s hard to imagine, but most people have rarely if ever see a subterranean termite. already if they see one, would they know what it was? Well, I’m here to give you an idea of what a subterranean termite looks like and some of the damage that it can do to your home.

Most people have seen a fly larva, otherwise known as a maggot on a decaying animal or in your trash can, when you throw something away that has started to decay. A subterranean termite looks like a maggot. If you’ve never seen a maggot before, it would look like a small white worm.

The subterranean termites are usually less than a quarter inch long and about the same size as a pencil’s rule. They usually leave a small mass of small brown dust on the ground around your home or patios. The best way to describe this dust is that it looks like salt and pepper, except for the fact that it is dark brown and light brown, instead of white and black.

These termites can build tunnels, using the soil around your home. They are usually less than a half inch in diameter and will be sticking to your building foundation or block walls, leading towards your home or any wood sections of your home.

I hope you get an idea, what a subterranean termite looks like and in my next article, I will give you an idea of some of the damage that these guys can do to your home and exterior covered patios.

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