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Termite Awareness Week: What Do Termites Look Like?

Termites can be found in over 70 countries around the world. And they are showing up in MASSIVE numbers. As a matter of fact, they outnumber humans 10 to 1! There are few different types of termites; however, the termites we encounter most often in the St. Louis area are subterranean termites. As a prefix, “sub” is used to describe something underneath or below. And that’s exactly where these termites live — underground in massive colonies that can contain upwards of 2 million members in one single colony! They build mud tubes or tunnels to gain access to their food sources — and these guys mean business when it comes to their food. The literally eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. (Cold temps in winter may give us a temporary respite from ants but your heat keeps your walls warm too — keeping any termites inside your walls comfy cozy no matter the season.) Imagine nearly 2 million of these guys eating your home round the clock, every single day of the week. It’s easy to see how they can do so much damage, right? For more information on termites and how Blue Chip tackles them, click here: https://www.bluechipexterminating.com/termite-control-services-st-louis/


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