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Organizations Representing The Spray Foam And Pest Control Industries Are Working Together To Prevent Termite Infestations Within Homes

February 12th, 2019

You may recall seeing online articles last summer that described how spray foam insulation can make termite-detection more difficult for professional pest controllers. This blog also described how the popularity of spray foam is making the lives of pest controllers and inspectors more difficult. Officials with popular pest control organizations and their publications, such as…

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Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence

January 29th, 2019

Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence There is no doubt that we humans appreciate selfless behavior when it is coming from others. However, it is hard to deny that selfish behavior often wins out over altruistic behavior in our own everyday lives. For example, if a fire starts inside of a building, you…

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The Unusually Abundant Amount Of Feces Produced By This Termite Species Can Be A Slipping Hazard To Humans

January 18th, 2019

In the United States, and most other countries in the world, subterranean termites inflict far more damage to manmade structures than both drywood and dampwood termite species. But one particular drywood termite species, Cryptotermes brevis, is the most frequently introduced termite species in the world. In other words, no other termite species has traveled to…

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How Can Termites Defend Against Ant Invasions?

December 11th, 2018

How Can Termites Defend Against Ant Invasions? Many people assume that termites and ants are mortal enemies. It may be true that ants and termites are not on the best of terms. And it is not at all uncommon for ants to kill termites. However, ants and termites are not necessarily engaged in an eternal…

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The Snakes That Decapitate Termites

March 15th, 2018

The Snakes That Decapitate Termites Termites are talented insects as they are capable of creating state of the art nesting mounds. However, individual termites are generally not the most aggressive of insects, and since termites are relatively small insects, they are forced to endure heavy predation. Several ant species are well known for being termite…

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A Community Fundraiser May Save A Disabled Couple’s Termite Damaged Home

March 7th, 2018

A Community Fundraiser May Save A Disabled Couple’s Termite Damaged Home Imagine that you are sitting in your home one evening while watching television only to become startled by an extremely loud boom that sounds like a car crashing into your living room. Only the boom-like sound is not a runaway car, but the sound…

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An Elementary School Is Falling Apart Due To An Extensive Termite Infestation

March 2nd, 2018

An Elementary School Is Falling Apart Due To An Extensive Termite Infestation There are very few types of man-made structures that are immune to termite infestations and termite-induced structural damages. Even buildings that are constructed from bricks or steel can see termite infestations. Basically any structure that contains cellulose-rich wood can fall victim to termite…

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Termites Can Be Eradicated With The Cashew Nuts?

February 19th, 2018

Termites Can Be Eradicated With The Cashew Nuts? New methods of termite control are constantly being explored and developed by experts all over the world. The continuous effort to find novel ways of killing termites is likely appreciated by everyone who has fallen victim to a termite infestation in the past. At the moment, the…

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Termites Are Considered A Gift From Nature In Some Regions

February 1st, 2018

Termites Are Considered A Gift From Nature In Some Regions Anthropologists are aware that many different cultures around the world treat particular insect species with reverence. It is becoming common knowledge that insects are consumed by most people in the world. Insects are consumed by many citizens living within highly populated countries like China, India…

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