WHAT DO TERMITE EAT?
First of all inspection your premises. You may think that since you live in a brick house, you don’t need to get a yearly Chandler termite inspection or to develop a termite control plan. But that’s an assumption that can end up costing you a lot. Because even though the exterior of your home may be made of brick, which termites do not eat, your home will have a smorgasbord of good eats for termites throughout its structure.
Termite Inspection for Residential & Commercial
Termites primarily eat cellulose. That’s the organic material that is found inside trees, shrubs, plants, and even grass. Some termites eat grass, but most termites look for the materials in wood or in dead plant matter. Most homes have a wooden frame, no matter what dresses the walls inside or out. Termites can burrow into that wood deep inside your home without you ever knowing – until there is extensive damage. They also eat the cellulose found in drywall, sheet rock, wallpaper, the cardboard boxes you have stacked in your attic, and even the pile of newspaper you have in your garage.
Your home will always be vulnerable to termites, no matter how little organic material is in your home and no matter how effective the pre-treatment applications it has received. That’s because those treatments can fade over time and termites can find their way deep in your home, to places where you might not even realize that organic matter exists.
Actually, termites are wood lovers and can detect wood easily because wood also works as a food for them. If you live in a wooden house or there exists a lot of wooden furniture, then termites will detect it easily and then attack it. In beginning stage, detection of termites is not easy, it can be detected when you the harm they provide to your wooden furniture. It can enter in your places through the pipelines, wall openings, cracks in foundation etc.