A sub-teranian termite is a species of termite that is known most prevalently as a pest for property owners. The species can produce as many as 14 termite colonies in a one acre space. This could mean that the average home could have as many as four termite colonies within the vicinity. These pests seek out wood and will create tunnels throughout the wood as they eat it away. They can even borrow through tunnels underground in order to reach wood such as beams in the ground. A colony of termites is able to gain entrance to a building through cracks in the concrete or utility areas in any home.
When purchasing a new home it is wise to contact a professional to look over that home for termite evidence. You want to be sure that there is not a colony currently destroying the home that you are considering for purchase and you also want to be sure that you are not purchasing a home unknowingly that has old termite damage. Termites can cause a building to become very unstable over time, making wood beams and other important parts of the house rotten and ready to fall down. A professional can confirm the existence of termites past and present so that you are prepared to deal with the issue. You will want to address the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage.