Termite Control – Environment – Termites In Mulch
There is no question that finding termites in your mulch is a common occurrence. Wood and other cellulose in mulch make an excellent food source for termites. Studies show that hardwood bark seems less attractive to them than softer woods such as pine nuggets. The moisture, food source, and protection of the mulch make ideal conditions for the survival of these termites. When you do find termites in your mulch our pest control company should be called to see if the termites have set up base in or on your the structure.
Termites in mulch alone do not mean that the structure is infested or that any previous termite treatment has failed. Finding termites in your mulch does tell us that they are near the structure and you might want to have a preventative termite control treatment actively in place. Your chances of a problem have just gone up and its always better to be safe than sorry.
It is generally not an emergency, but termites in mulch should be viewed as an early warning that they may infest the structure if it is not protected. Our team can inspect your proprty, access the situaton, treat it if necessary and eliminate the threat.
As eusocial insects, termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals. Colonies use decentralised, self-organized systems of activity guided by swarm intelligence which exploit food sources and environments unavailable to any single insect acting alone. A typical termite colony contains nymphs (semi-mature young), workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes containing several egg-laying queens.