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What are termites?

The eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite in Rhode Island. They are small wood destroying insects that feed on cellulose materials, especially wood and paper.

What do they look like?

Worker termites are white and do not have wings. They are about 1/8 of an inch long and are very soft bodied. Winged termites, or swarmers, belong to the reproductive caste. They are almost 1/2 inch long and are all black. They have two pairs of equal sized wings.

Do termites bite?

Termites will not bite or harm humans.

Are termites dangerous?

The danger from termites comes from their ability to damage a structure. It is estimated that termites cause over $5 billion of damage each year in the United States.

What are the signs of a termite infestation?

Termite damage is often confused with rotting wood. Carefully inspect any damaged wood that you find around your home for termites. Also, look for mud tubes that the termites create to travel through. If you think you may have a problem with termites, the best thing to do is call a termite control professional. Residents in Providence, Shrewsbury, Worcester, or elsewhere in New England, should contact Big Blue Bug Solutions at the first sign of a termite infestation.

Why do I have a termite problem?

Termites are constantly foraging for food. If you have a problem with termites it is because they have decided to feast on your home.

How do I get rid of termites?

Termites are nearly impossible to exterminate without the help of a Rhode Island pest control professional. Do-it-yourself treatments rarely work and are often more harmful to your family or pets than they are to the termites. If you are concerned about termites in your Providence business or home, call Big Blue Bug Solutions immediately.

Termite prevention tips from Big Blue Bug Solutions

Termites are extremely difficult to prevent. The best thing you can do is schedule regular services and monitoring with your local pest management company.

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