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					It is normally said that there are 4200 types of termites, of which only 10% are said to
be the cause destruction. These 10% of termites are mainly divided in 3 primary
categories. Some interesting facts about these bugs are that a colony of termites eats
24hours a day, 7 days a week. A single colony can easily eat upto 10 pounds of wood
every week and these bugs cause upto 2 billion dollars worth of damage each year.
The most interesting fact about these bugs is that if the total weight of all the termites
in the world is calculated then it would be more than the total weight of all the
humans.
  Citizens living in termite prone areas of US cities like Timonium (MD) and Towson
(MD) have to frequently face large scale property destruction due to these bugs. As
mentioned earlier there are 3 primary types of termites which cause large scale
destruction. These are: 1. Formosan: Considered to be the most destructive amongst
other types of termites, a Formosan colony can be upto 300 feet long with almost
10,000 members. These bugs are classified in 3 separate groups: workers, reproducers
and soldiers. The Formosan ones can easily build mud burrows inside building walls.
With such a large number of members in a single colony, it can quite easily destroy
the foundation of your house within a few months. The best way to prevent Formosan
termites is to make sure water flows away from your residence. Also ensure that there
are no damp wooden piles near your home. This is the most common type of termites
which are found in numerous US cities like Carney (MD) and Timonium (MD).
  2. Drywood: A colony of Drywood termites can have upto 2,500 members. These
types of bugs can consume anything from wallpaper and wood to fabric (made from
plants) and plastic. Since these types do not require moisture to live, they normally
build burrow tunnels in the wood of homes, trees and other buildings.
  3. Subterranean: This type of termites can have upto 2 million members in one
colony and like Drywood termites can consume plastic, wallpaper, and wood. The
main feature of Subterranean termites is that they need to be in contact with soil and
cannot live without moisture.
  If you are looking for experts to control termites Timonium MD and Baltimore (MD)
are some of the cities in US where residents can hire expert pest controllers from
Atlantic Pests. They specialize in controlling any type of bugs which may be causing
destruction at your home or office. In case you need further information about the
company and want to schedule a free inspection, check out their website
Atlantic-pest-control.com.

				
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