termites in virginia beach

Swarming Termites!!

Termites in Virginia Beach & Hampton Roads

It’s termite season in Hampton Roads! Knowing what termites look like could save you thousands in damage repair. Did you know that most homeowners policy does not cover termite damage? Furthermore, even having a yearly termite inspection might not be enough. Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, and its surrounding cities are all in the top regions in the US for recorded termite damage repair.

Know what termites look like:

Swarming termites can resemble flying ants. Termite colonies begin forming immediately after swarmers hit the ground in a suitable spot. Termites are good at making homes just about anywhere that has a cellulose source and a healthy amount of moisture–exactly the kind of environment that your house provides! Contact Universal Pest & Termite for a termite inspection.

Fact: Subterranean termites begin their feeding process (damage) from the ground up and typically enter a building through the sub-structure. Homes with crawl spaces are at great risk. It is here you should look for evidence of damaged wood and mud tubes. Wood damaged by this particular species develops “galleries” (hollow tunnels), which run along the grain of the wood.

Make sure to schedule a termite inspection with Universal Pest & Termite.