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The subterranean termite is the most widespread and destructive termite in North America. These troublesome insects infest as many as one in five homes in high risk areas. Since 1968, Better Termite and Pest Control has been successfully locating and eradicating termite colonies in Fredericksburg and Northern Va.

Signs of Termites

One of the more common visual signs of a termite infestation is the waste that they leave behind. This waste, which is called frass, looks roughly similar to sawdust. The color of the frass depends on the type of wood being consumed and can range from white to black. Hollow-sounding wood is another good indicator of termite damage. Some infestations are so bad that a tapping sound can be heard through the walls.

Subterranean termites live in colonies beneath the ground. They can enter structures at any point where soil touches wood, including door frames and wooden porches. Colonies can also enter buildings through cracks in the foundation and the small holes in concrete blocks. 

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Termites are unable to survive outside of the moist conditions that soil provides. However, they build tunnels out of mud that allow them to retain their body moisture while foraging within homes.

Termite Damage in Fredericksburg

Termites cause millions of dollars in damage throughout the areas that they infest. They feed on the cellulose in wood, hollowing it out in the process. Termite colonies typically number in the hundreds of thousands, and a substantial termite population can destroy several pounds of wood each day.
A termite infestation should be dealt with quickly to avoid extensive repairs. If you suspect that your home is infested, contact Better Termite and Pest Control for a free quote. Our pest control experts will make sure that your home is free of termites and stays that way. We have been servicing Fredericksburg for over 44 years!
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Vishnu Gudipalli
Vishnu Gudipalli
18:11 18 Jun 22
Steve Cox is very... professional yet friendly and attentive to our requirements. Highly recommended.read more
Annemarie Reggie & Lincoln
Annemarie Reggie & Lincoln
20:03 10 Jun 22
Great experience... all the way around. Darryl Gagnon the service tech was outstanding. Called ahead to let me know the timing, showed up on time, did the inspection and explained what he identified very clearly. Every once in a while you have an experience that is worth sharing. Today was that day. Awesome experience, very satisfied, and yes I would recommend this company without hesitation.read more
Lara M. Maquera
Lara M. Maquera
21:22 25 May 22
Steve Cox was so... kind and willing to work with my schedule. He made a late visit just to accommodate me. He arrived when he said he would, was extremely patient, and very thorough. He explained how to monitor pest and rodent traffic and checked all the areas I let him know I had seen pests. I highly commend him and recommend Bettee Termite & Pest Control.read more