Archive for 'Termite Control'
Everything Georgia Homeowners Need To Know About The Common Southeastern Drywood Termite
Termites are divided into three groups known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood species. Subterranean termites are appropriately named, as they dwell beneath the ground surface where they feed on cellulose contained within decaying and usually fibrous forms of plant matter, such as twigs and dead tree roots. Subterranean termites often venture above ground when they…Read More
A Renowned Scientist Draws Attention To An Amazing Termite Mound On Twitter
A Renowned Scientist Draws Attention To An Amazing Termite Mound On Twitter Termites are not the most interesting of animals as far as most people are concerned. This is largely due to how tiny termites are in body size. We humans only seem to notice termites when they are chewing away at expensive houses or…Read More
Are Termites Attracted To Watered Lawns? Do Termites Only Feed On Moist Sources Of Structural Wood?
It is well known that termites are the most destructive insect pests to structural wood. The annual cost of termite prevention and eradication treatments exceed 2 billion dollars in the United States alone, and this figure does not include termite damage-repair costs. When the annual cost of termite damage-repairs are taken into account, this figure…Read More
Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism?
Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism? Cannibalism is a well known aspect of insect and arachnid life. Many insects are genetically geared towards cannibalism, while many others are just too lazy to find other sources of food. Cannibalism is not a bad idea for insects and spiders since nutrients are plentiful in members of the…Read More
The Economic Cost Of Termite Damage Is High In Northern US Regions Where Residents Assume Termites Are Not Active
It is well known that termite activity is high in relatively warm southern regions of the United States. However, many people living in the north assume that their homes are immune to termite attacks. This assumption is based on the widespread belief that termites cannot survive in the cold northern US climate, but this assumption…Read More
Researchers Use Termites To Create The Biofuel Of The Future
Researchers Use Termites To Create The Biofuel Of The Future Many modern thinkers believe that an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of fuel must be developed and utilized if humanity wishes to have a future on this planet. The current use of coal and oil will not suffice as long-term energy sources, and these energy…Read More
Why Are Eastern Subterranean Termites So Widely Distributed Within North America?
There exists around 45 documented termite species inhabiting the United States. Most of these species are native to North America, but several non-native species have established an invasive presence within the US as well. Although the two most destructive termite species in the world, Formosan and Asian subterranean termites, have become established in the US,…Read More
Why Does The United States Contain An Unusually High Number Of Invasive Termites?
Within the last century, six non-native termites have established an invasive presence within the state of Florida. This makes the state of Florida home to the greatest number of invasive termites when compared to all other US states, followed closely by Hawaii with five invasive termite species established. The manner in which these non-native termites…Read More
Termite Infestations Linked With Common Construction Material
When cavity insulation is needed within homes, consumers have traditionally relied on fiberglass batt or loose fill products. However, for the past twenty years, a plethora of alternative insulation products have been introduced. Spray foam insulation eventually replaced fiberglass products as the leading type of cavity insulation within homes. It is also becoming more common…Read More
Hurricane Irma Brought Termites Into One Of Florida’s Oldest Historical Homes
Florida may be a popular vacation spot due to its tropical climate and picturesque beaches, but the state is also well known for its high termite population. Among the 21 different termite species that are established in the state, six are invasive. No other state contains a greater number of invasive termites than Florida. In…Read More