Termite Mud & Damage on a Cardboard Box

A Piece of Cardboard Damaged by TermitesTermites feed on wood and are important in nature because they convert dead trees into organic matter which helps the soil.

Unfortunately, the wood in buildings is just as appetizing as that old stump is in your backyard. If termites find wood on your home, they can cause serious damage.

Nebraska has subterranean termites. Subterranean termites live in the ground. They are social insects that live in colonies. The colony (or nest) of subterranean termites can be up to 20 feet below the soil surface. These termites travel through mud tubes to reach food sources like the cardboard box (shown above).

Termite WorkersVisit these resources to help you understand termites and their control:

Plan to attend one of the two workshops offered in May:

Everything Homeowners Should Know About Termites and Termite Control

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