Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - While termites cause more than $5 billion in damage a year, knowing a few facts can help your company and property best those pests.

First, you need to know what kind of termites you have.

Main Types

• Subterranean termites are the most common. They nest in the soil below the structure and travel upward to feed on and damage your building, inventory and equipment. They can be eradicated with bait or liquid treatment.

• Drywood termites can survive without contact with the soil and infest virtually any part of a building and its contents. They’re best eradicated with fumigation treatment.

Signs of Infestation

Next, you need to know how to tell when you’re under attack. Look for mud tubes about the width of a drinking straw. That’s how most of the termites get to their food. Others use the tubes to travel, so they can swarm from the nest, shed their wings near windows, doors, vents and lighting fixtures and then find a place to start their own colony.

You’re Not Out Of The Woods With Steel

It’s also important to remember that even if your structure is made of masonry or steel, it’s still susceptible to termite infestation and swarming. That’s because they’ll eat carpet backing, furniture, office files—virtually anything made of cellulose, explains Doug Webb, manager, technical and termite services, Terminix Commercial.

A Solution

Fortunately, you can get comprehensive termite protection that’s fast, discreet and effective. Terminix Commercial has proven treatment strategies to rid your property of termites and protect it from future infestations. There’s even a guarantee, so you can not only be termite-free, but worry-free, too.

The company’s professional entomologists and technicians know how to protect against more than termites. Specialized services can deal with just about anything from black widow spiders to bedbugs to yellow jackets, hornets, bees, ants, mosquitoes and more. They also remove rats, squirrels and other foul pests that can cause damage to your building and your reputation.

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For further information on how to stop termites from eating away at your bottom line, call (855) 466-2578 or go to