Tunneling termitesCourtesy Arrow Exterminators
Termites are quite the architects. Michael Luten, regional sales manager with Arrow Exterminators, says in severe infestations, they can make free-standing tunnels where they stack up dirt, along with other things like saliva and fecal matter. The word gets out, more termites join the party, and more dirt increases the size of their tunnels. The ones you see here span the main support beam under this house. Be on the lookout for these 15 signs your home’s about to be infested.
The art of escapeCourtesy Arrow Exterminators
Dave Cook, regional sales manager with Arrow Exterminators, was called to a local high school because of a termite swarm. The only hitch is that the school staff couldn’t figure out where the termites were coming from. After an inspection, Cook found them behind this picture. “The termites had come through an expansion joint and built tunnels to this picture, and you can see what happened. I’d say that this is a picture-perfect visual of subterranean termites,” says Cook. To prevent this from happening in your home, memorize these 13 must-know tips for DIY termite control.
Available: Two cozy units with hood and warm engineCourtesy The national Pest Management association
When Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs at the National Pest Management Association, noticed her car was running funny, she took it to the shop. Her mechanic soon called to tell her a rodent had made a nice little nest for itself in the engine compartment and chewed up several of the car’s electrical wires. Shortly after her incident, Mannes’ husband’s car had the same problem. “We ended up calling a licensed pest control professional to come out and take care of the situation. Luckily, it hasn’t happened again since,” she says.