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How Do Termites Spread In Albuquerque?

A termite infestation spreads slowly over time. However, they can easily spread in the right environment, which is why they often spread for months and months before being discovered.

The rate and speed at which termites spread depends on a number of factors that will affect their growth:

  • Presence of wood in contact with soil
  • Amount of moisture present
  • Climate and seasonal factors
  • Maturity and size of the termite colony
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Do Termite Colonies Grow Quickly?

Compared to certain pests, termite colonies don’t spread at a crazy speed. That said, colonies can grow in size over time and often aren’t discovered until the infestation is quite serious.

Termite colonies can contain anywhere from a few hundred to thousands (or millions) of insects, and queen termites can lay as many as 30,000 eggs in one day. Termites spread into new colonies by traveling through underground mud tubes or cracks in the walls, and by swarming to begin new colonies.

Can I Get Termites From My Neighbors?

We’ve all experienced seeing a neighbor’s home tented for termites. This likely led to thinking about your own home’s vulnerability to termites. It’s not always the case, but it’s important to get an inspection if your property was built at the same time as your infested neighbors’ home. It’s equally important to remember that just because your neighbors have termites does not mean you are sure to have them as well. As always, it’s simply best to stay on top of termite prevention and get regular inspections regardless of whether your neighbors have termite infestations.

How Do Termites Spread into New Colonies?

Termites spread into new colonies when they travel through underground mud tubes or cracks in the walls, and by swarming to begin new colonies. Although they won’t infest an entire neighborhood, seeing your neighbor infested with termites should motivate you to look into termite prevention options. This includes an inspection from your local termite exterminators at Pest Defense Solutions.

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