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Did You Know Termites Will Attack Plants?

Most people associate termites with the destruction of the wood in their home. While that is understandable, it's important to know that termites actually eat a wide variety of substances. And while they greatly prefer eating wood, they aren't against chowing down on the decorative plants inside of your home.

This fact surprises a lot of people, primarily because they're so familiar with the concept of termites eating wood. And while that is their primary source of food, they are more than happy to eat plants. Why? Plants also contain cellulose, the material that termites need to survive.

So, while termites will always go for wood when they get the chance, they will also eat the plants in your home. Another thing that may surprise you is the fact that termites will also eat anything that's made out of wood in your home, including paper, and even some forms of sheets or cloth.

Is there a particular plant that termites enjoy attacking more than any other? Not really: termites aren't particularly picky when it comes to their diet. So you might find them chowing down on your flowers or even your indoor tomato plants. That's why you need to make sure you keep a keen eye on termites if they decide to invade your home.

Eliminating termites from your home is a vital way of ensuring that it stays in good shape. That's why you need to call a professional control expert right away. Forget about DIY techniques: professionals will make sure the job is done without a flaw.

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