Centralia is a city that is steeped in history. Borst Park showcases much of this history in the old homestead and schoolhouse, and the Fox Theater, built in 1930, remains one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. While people have inhabited Centralia for over a century, so too, have termites.
On their own, termites do not pose a threat to humans, as they do not transmit disease. However, as they chew through the structure of a home looking for cellulose, they can quickly destroy homes and other buildings. Below, our Centralia termite control specialist explains the types of termites found in the city, and how to prevent them from damaging your home.
What Types of Termites are in Centralia?
There are three main types of termites found in Centralia. They are as follows:
- Subterranean termites: Subterranean termites cannot digest dry wood effectively and so, they are more likely to cause damage in the spring than they are in the summer. Subterranean termites typically make their colony in the soil, usually between the water table and the front line. Mud tubes are often one of the first signs of subterranean termites, as they use these to travel to and from the colony to their food source.