Most Common Termite in Tennessee
Subterranean termites occur trough out Tennessee and are kind that most commonly infest a structure. These termites have strict moisture needs and therefore nest in the soil and forage underground. They can attack any untreated woods in contact with the soil. These organisms create mud tubes within the cracks of foundation or over the outside of the concrete. They travel through these tubes and can reach wood several feet above the ground.
SIGNS OF TERMITE INFESTATION.
Signs that you have termite in your property
1. MUD TUBES- Not all mud tubes are visible as they can be completely submerged into the soil. meaning, you can still have termite infestation even there are no visible mud tubes.
2. FLYING TERMITES- depending on the location of the nest, it will eventually produce flying termites that you can see inside or outside your house.
3. DAMAGED or EXPOSED WOODS- These woods will sound hollow and nails will easily puncture it.