Termites easily access a home through any wood in contact with the soil. When it comes to termites, there’s no risk to your health, but the same can’t be said for your home or business. Termites have been around for millions of years and are still going strong. Most of the time homeowners aren’t even aware they’re sharing living quarters with this creature until the floorboards start creaking a little more than they should. On average a mature colony consists of about 60,000 termites and being subterranean, the wood closest to the soil is most susceptible.