Termites love heat and moisture, which makes St. George their personal haven. Termites are wood fanatics and if not treated, their eating habits can destroy even the most secure buildings. Since termites live either underground or in the wood that they eat, it can be extremely difficult to find the troublemakers until after they’ve caused some damage.

What kind of termites do I have to look out for in St. George?

There are three types of termites, but only two can be found in Southern Utah. The two kinds of termites to watch out for are drywood termites and subterranean termites. Drywood termites are more common. At first glance, they look like white ants but don’t let that fool you. Drywood termites swarm to healthy wood and eat it from the inside out. If they get into your home, they’ll take a top-down approach and eat their way from your attic to your basement if you don’t stop them first.
Subterranean termites are a force to be reckoned with. They’re extremely destructive, and even smaller colonies can eat several grams of wood in a day. This type of termite is drawn to locations with more moisture, which draws them indoors to places like washrooms, bathrooms, and even kitchens. Subterranean termites are also known for building their vast underground tunnel systems. Not only can these termites damage the structure quality by eating the wood, but they can also undermine the whole foundation.

What general concerns should I have?

The biggest problem with termites is that they never live alone. The size of the colony depends on the type of termite. Drywood termite colonies max out at around 5,000 termites, but subterranean termite colonies average between 60,000 and 1 million termites.
Since termites never sleep, they can gnaw at your home or office’s wood all hours of the day. Additionally, they don’t hibernate and are active all year.
Although termites don’t typically bite humans, they do still pose a health risk to you and everyone in the building. Even without biting people, termites can cause people to have allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

How can Nature's Gate help?

We know that a termite infestation is nothing to put off for later. At Nature’s Gate, we always offer fast pest control with times available every day, so you never have to wait until the end of the weekend before someone can help with your termite problem. Additionally, our goal is to keep you safe. We only use safe chemical alternatives to fight off pests, getting rid of unwanted guests without sacrificing your health and safety. Our competitive pricing ensures you get high-quality pest control services without the stress of high costs.
Termites can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove on your own. We’re here to help. We protect your home from difficult termites and rid your home of any termite problem that you currently need help with. Contact us to find relief from any termite problem you’re facing in the St. George area today!