Phoenix is home to a variety of termite problems and we have an effective solution for your home. Your home is a valuable investement and at Bulwark Exterminating we want to protect that investment. Listed below are the top three common termites found in Arizona, and we have a solution for all of them. Don't let the investment in your home go to waste. Contat Bulwark today! We set up a defensive barrier around your home and keep the termites out.
Desert Subterranean - The Desert Subterranean scientific name is Heterotermes aureus and they are the most common type of termite found in Phoenix and surrounding areas. They normally live in desert plants, mostly catci, but they will damage the structures of buildings that are made out of wood. They are only about a half inch long incluiding their wings. They are a yellowish brown in color. A typical Desert Subterranean colony may include nearly 300,000 termites with numerous number of queens. They area of the infestation can include up to an acre worth of land. They only need a 1/32nd of a inch in order to get into your home and cause structural damages
Eastern Subterranean - The Eastern Subterranean termite has a scientific name of Reticulitermes flavipes and they are also found in Phoenix. It is estimated that about 1 in 5 homes in areas with high activity will be attacekd by these termites sometime during the lifetime of the house. The queen termite lays about 2,000 eggs a day and they can live as long as 25 years giving a grand total of 18.25 million eggs. These termites cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. The worker termites are an eight of an inch long and they are the ones that will cause damamge to your home.
Long Jawed Desert Termite - The long jawed termite's scientific name is gnathamitermes perplexus. They do not have the ability to eat some of the harder woods, but it is always good to check with your local termite control specialist just to be sure.