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Termites

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History

Termites are a very old and primitive group of insects. Termites have been around for over 250 million 
years. During the time they have existed, termites have developed a complex social system with 
”colonies” being established. There are over 2,500 species of termites worldwide, with about 50 of 
them found in the United States, and about 3 species are found within the Baltimore, Washington, DC 
metro area. The most common we treat for is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Termites specialize in 
breaking down the cellulose in wood. Cellulose can also be found on paper, cardboard, plant material, 
not limited to just lumber.

Signs of Subterranean Termite Activity

Swarming winged insects
Termite shelter tubes in fan like patterns on joist, foundation wall
Termite frass
Blowholes in drywall, or window/door frames
Hollow wood

Why Control is Required

Termites are one of the most destructive forces of nature to wooden structures. Every year termites are 
responsible for billions of dollars of economic losses due to damage. Insurance companies aren’t willing 
to issue a “termite damage insurance policy” there is only one way to protect wooden structures against 
termite: routine inspections and preventive or corrective treatment from a licensed and state 
certified termite and pest control company.

Control

Raven Termite and Pest Control treatments consist of at least five different approaches to control a 
termite infestation within or outside of a structure.

Our methods include:
Trenching/Rodding
Drilling
Wood Treatment (Surface treatment, and Injection into termite galleries)
Digging and treating backfill
Vapor Barrier
Monitoring/ and or Baiting program

Get in touch with Raven Termite and Pest Control to have a state licensed technician provide you with a free pest inspection of your 
home or business.

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