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Termite Prevention Tips

Schedule a termite inspection. These should be done annually by an expert from pest control services. Treat the soil around your house. Some choose the DIY route, but professionals can typically get this done in less than a day. Once in place, a treatment will last several years. To treat... more
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How To Conduct A Proper Termite Inspection

It is not difficult for a layperson to inspect a home for termites when obvious signs are present. Unfortunately, mud tubes are often absent, making it very difficult to determine whether termites are present. It is even more difficult for a layperson to distinguish between old termite damage... more
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How Do I Know If I Have Termites?

The first step in prevention is to be on the alert for termites. Termites rarely emerge from soil, mud tubes, or food sources through which they are tunneling. Most people are not aware they have termites until they see a swarm or come across damage during construction. Some of the ways to... more
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Termites are wood eaters

Termites are wood eaters and they can cause significant damage to homes and other wooden structures. There are three different types of termites: dry wood, subterranean, and damp wood. Because of their different habitats and behaviors, specific control measures are used for each type of... more
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40 Species of Termites in US

In the United States, we can find around 40 species of termites.  Worldwide, there are at least 2,000 species of termites. Looking at them, they do not seem to amount to much. How can an insect so tiny destroy an entire building, Measuring just about ¼ to ½ inches in length. They have... more
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Drywood Termites

Everybody may have some sort of idea that termites are terrible.  Most people simply know that termites can damage homes, but can be exterminated by getting the services of exterminators.  Not everyone knows, though, that termites can totally demolish homes if left unchecked. In fact,... more
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Termites “The Silent Destroyers”

What makes the termites such difficult pests is that they manage to destroy our homes without us knowing about it.  They just work – or eat – quietly behind the scenes; actually, behind the wood to be more accurate. Termites have this terrible habit of eating just the middle part of the... more
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The Social Termite

Termites have a well ordered social system with amazing engineering capabilities and an acute survival instinct; they obtain moisture from the soil and moist decaying timber, and communicate using pheromone... more
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Worker Termites

The workers are by far the largest cast in the termite colony and the one that does the damage; they are a creamy translucent colour, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest, including gathering food (timber and other cellulose); constructing tunnels; repairing and enlarging the colony... more
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Termites nests near moisture

Termites often build nests where moisture is allowed to regularly collect inside the wall cavity, say from leaking pipes, shower recess, faulty plumbing, guttering, broken roof tiles,... more
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