What Do Termites Look Like?

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What do Termites look like?


Whether you’re buying a home or property or are interested in keeping your home or business safe from termites, one thing’s for sure. It pays to know what these pests look like!


Identifying Termites


There are two types of termites here in North Carolina: the Subterranean and Drywood termite. The main difference between the two is where they make their home. The Subterranean termites build their nests underground, while the Drywood termites nest inside wood at any location and height.

Termites usually measure between a quarter and a half inch in length and are white or light brown in color. You’ll notice long wings and straight antennae on these critters if you happen to spot one. Drywood termites are generally larger than there subterranean cousins.

Seen some creepy crawlies around your home or business and curious what you’re dealing with? Call your local pest control heroes! Here at Clegg’s Pest Control, we are proud to employ a team of the highest caliber to assist you with all of your pest control needs. They are your local pest control heroes, and there’s one at a Clegg’s location near you ready to save the day! From questions about bugs to FREE initial inspections and custom treatment plans, we’ve got you covered. Contact us online or call us at 888-MRCLEGG today for more information, or read on for more termite info!

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What Damage Do Termites Cause?


Both drywood and subterranean termites will eat through the cellulose found in wood, causing damage to not only the structure of your home, but any furniture or wood piles as well. Due to their quiet nature and hidden territories, they are often the reason many home or business owners end up with thousands of dollars in repairs. It’s important to have a regular inspection and be on the lookout for any signs of termite damage.

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What are the Signs of Termite Damage?


If you notice sagging floors, wood that appears to be water damaged, hollow sounding wood, or stuck windows or doors, that could be an indication there is termite damage. Other clues include seeing mud tubes around your baseboards and hearing a low clicking noise from within the walls.


How Do I Get Rid of Termites?


The best way to eliminate a termite problem is to start with proactive measures from our team to keep them out. However, if you are currently playing host to these quiet wood-eating insects, a trained and licensed pest control expert like us can help you by treating the problem with safe and effective termite solutions. Because termite colonies can be very large and hard to find, it’s best to let a local pest control hero handle the job!

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Choose Clegg’s Pest Control


We’ve been serving our friends and neighbors throughout the state for over fifty years. With thirteen locations covering all of North Carolina, there’s a Clegg’s Pest Control hero near you.

A termite problem shouldn’t go untreated just because of the cost. We believe that every customer deserves a pest-free home. That’s why we are happy to offer pest control payment plans to help you treat the problem without zapping up your savings in the process. Clegg’s customers can also benefit from current pest control special offers. If you’re ready to take back your home or business, call our team at 888-MRCLEGG or contact us online today!


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