TERMITES IN COLORADO
If you never realized that there are termites in Colorado, you’re not alone. Because we live at a high altitude and in a dry climate, many people, including builders, assume that termites are a nonissue in our region. Yet, the reality is most parts of Colorado are located in a zone where the potential for damage from termites is possible. It is a growing problem in Colorado urban areas.
Colorado has three main types of termites, but the most common is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. As the name suggests, termite colonies are formed underground. The worker termites leave the nest to feed on wood, stored books, and other materials. Termites gain access to your home or other structure through direct wood to soil contact. Soil contact with another material such as hollow masonry can also provide an entry point.