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Are Termites Attracted to Certain Types of Wood?

Swarming insects that look similar to flying ants, termites can cause costly damage to your home or other building. Termites feed on cellulose, which is the primary building block of plants and trees. There are several different types of termites, and each type prefers different types of wood. There are also some types of wood that termites tend to avoid. If you are planning to build a new home, you might want to consider using wood that termites won't eat to help to prevent an infestation of these damaging insects. Types of Termites and Their Preferred Types of Wood Subterranean termites, which build huge nests underground, prefer to feed on springwood. Springwood is the wood that grows in the spring and early summer and is characterized by thin-walled, large cells. This wood has softer fibers than the harder summerwood that grows in the later part of the summer. Damage from subterranean...
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