Termites are a major wood-destroying pest, particularly in the southern United States and Hawaii. According to some estimates, three times as many homes nationwide are damaged by termites compared to those damaged by fire. The cost of termite damage exceeds $1 billion. In North Carolina, our most serious termite problems are caused by subterranean termites. You can reduce the likelihood of damage to your home by understanding how these termites live and how termite control requires a joint effort by you and a pest control professional.

Prepared - May 16, 1998