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Are Termites Attracted To Watered Lawns? Do Termites Only Feed On Moist Sources Of Structural Wood?

May 31st, 2019

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…

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Do Termites Ever Resort To Cannibalism?

February 15th, 2019

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…

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The Economic Cost Of Termite Damage Is High In Northern US Regions Where Residents Assume Termites Are Not Active

February 11th, 2019

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…

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Researchers Use Termites To Create The Biofuel Of The Future

January 8th, 2019

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…

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Why Are Eastern Subterranean Termites So Widely Distributed Within North America?

December 17th, 2018

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,…

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Why Does The United States Contain An Unusually High Number Of Invasive Termites?

December 12th, 2018

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…

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Termite Infestations Linked With Common Construction Material

November 8th, 2018

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…

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Hurricane Irma Brought Termites Into One Of Florida’s Oldest Historical Homes

September 17th, 2018

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…

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Termite Species That Have Been Found Mysteriously Outside Of Their Habitat Range

September 5th, 2018

Humans may be situated at the highest level of the food chain, but when it comes to sheer numbers, insects dominate the earth. Insects are the most species-rich animals in the world. So far, nearly one million different insect species have been documented by scientists. Amazingly, this seemingly high number does not come close to…

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A Small Fortune Of Termite-Damaged Currency Was Replaced By A Bank After It Was Found In A Garbage Can

August 3rd, 2018

It is not uncommon for senior citizens to store their money away within their own secret stashes. It seems odd to younger people that the elderly would forgo the service and security that a person gets by dealing with a bank. However, our grandparents lived during a time when the the Federal Government did not…

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