Phoenix is home to a variety of termite problems and we have an effective solution for your home. Your home is a valuable investment 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 of your home go to waste. Contact Bulwark today! We set up a defensive barrier around your home and keep the termites out.
Desert Subterranean - The Desert Subterranean termite is the most common type of termite found in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. They normally live in desert plants, like cacti, but they will damage the structures of buildings that are made out of wood. They are only about a half inch long including their wings. They are a yellowish brown in color. A typical Desert Subterranean colony may include nearly 300,000 termites with numerous numbers of queens. The area of the infestation can include up to an acre worth of land. They only need a 1/32nd of an inch in order to get into your home and cause structural damages.
Eastern Subterranean - The Eastern Subterranean termite is also found in Phoenix. It is estimated that about 1 in 5 homes in areas with high activity will be attacked 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 producing a grand total of 18.25 million eggs. These termites cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. The worker termites are 1/8 of an inch long and they are the ones that will cause damage to your home.
Long Jawed Desert Termite - The Long Jawed termite is another species of termite found in Phoenix. 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 and to be protected.