In Tennessee, we have subterranean termites

Subterranean termites are much more difficult to discover than their cousins. These termites create mud tubes to protect themselves, which can often be found in basements and the lower sections of buildings in severe infestations. If you have seen the signs of termites in your home or business, chances are that there is already some serious damage done to your flooring and walls.

The best way to prevent termite damage is by having a routine annual inspection. If you have never worked with Cato’s Exterminating we are happy to come out and perform a complimentary termite inspection.

The Signs Of Termites

Subterranean termites are much more difficult to see since they build their nests and live underground.

The most obvious sign of a termite infestation is if you see small mud tubes on the surface of your building or directly next to your foundation that are about the size of a pencil. Mud tubes can oftentimes be completely submerged under the soil, which means that even if you have no visible mud tubes on your property that you may still have termites.

Subterranean termite nests will eventually produce flying termites that you can spot inside your house or on the exterior, depending on where the opening of the nest is. The third sign that you have termites is if you notice exposed or damaged wood in your property. Damaged wood will sound hollow and a screwdriver will easily puncture it.

If you have any of these signs, call Cato’s Exterminating Company today.

Termite Damage

Subterranean termites can cause much more damage than other kinds of termites. These termites have large jaws that can make short work of structural wood. They also tend to eat the interior sections of wood, which can leave the exterior of your home looking completely fine while your house loses structural integrity. If left unchecked, a termite nest can easily reach millions of individual termites and destroy an entire building. Subterranean termites oftentimes get into buildings through cracks in the foundation, so if you see mud tubes around a foundation crack, chances are that you have termites in your building.

Termite Damage

Subterranean termites can cause much more damage than other kinds of termites. These termites have large jaws that can make short work of structural wood. They also tend to eat the interior sections of wood, which can leave the exterior of your home looking completely fine while your house loses structural integrity. If left unchecked, a termite nest can easily reach millions of individual termites and destroy an entire building. Subterranean termites oftentimes get into buildings through cracks in the foundation, so if you see mud tubes around a foundation crack, chances are that you have termites in your building.

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Treatment Plans

Treatment for termites includes an annual checkup.  If additional Termites are found during the annual check-up, your treatment is free. At Cato’s Extermination Company, we believe in providing the best quality treatment plans for each of our clients. As a licensed Termidor provider, we offer a 10-year guarantee on our termite treatments a long as annual renewal is paid.

If you are interested in getting a free termite inspection on your home or business, call us at (931) 645-4235 today!