Fast Termite Facts: How Much Damage Can Termites Cause Over Time?

March 19, 2021

We have many customers and callers ask 901 Pest Control – “How much wood can termites eat in a year?” Well some laboratory studies suggest that an average size subterranean termite colony can consume approximately 22 linear feet of a 2X4 in one year. This is equivalent to approximately one cubic foot of wood. Formosan subterranean termite colonies, that occur in the termite belt or southern U.S., are much larger and much more destructive! So you can see how quickly an untreated, active termite infestation can cause structural damage to your home that can result in damage repairs of $10,000, $20,000 and higher! You, like hundreds of other homeowners and business owners in Memphis, West Tenn and North Miss can trust the experts at 901 Pest Control to thoroughly inspect your home, identify any active or inactive termite infestations and propose the best treatment method for your home depending depending on the type of construction used. Call 901-327-8803 for a free estimate from one of our trained and certified inspectors.

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