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The Most And Least Effective Types Of Subterranean Termite Barriers

January 20th, 2020

The southeastern Gulf Coast states see the greatest amount of termite-related property damage of all regions in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that the wet and humid climate in the southeast allows subterranean termite workers to both forage and consume wood at relatively rapid rates. Also, subterranean termite colonies mature…

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Everything Georgia Homeowners Need To Know About The Common Southeastern Drywood Termite

December 18th, 2019

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…

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Why Georgia Homes Become More Vulnerable To Termite Infestations Following Bouts Of Rainfall During The Fall Season

December 2nd, 2019

It is well known that subterranean termites require high-moisture conditions within their soil habitat in order to survive, so it may not come as a surprise to learn that rainfall stimulates foraging activity among workers. This means that worker termites travel more rapidly over longer distances in response to water saturation in soil. This response…

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Can Subterranean Termites, And Termite Swarms Pose A Threat To Homes In Georgia During The Winter Season?

November 13th, 2019

The southeast US is the most termite-heavy region of the United States, and this is largely due to the hospitable subtropical climate in the region. The humid and relatively mild winter temperatures in Georgia allow termites to remain active pests all year round in the state. The eastern subterranean termite is the most frequently encountered…

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A Renowned Scientist Draws Attention To An Amazing Termite Mound On Twitter

November 4th, 2019

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…

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Why Are Drywood Termite Infestations Particularly Difficult To Control

October 3rd, 2019

Termite pest activity is heavy in Georgia due to the relatively high number of both native and non-native termite species that inhabit the state. Multiple subterranean and drywood termite species regularly infest houses and other structures in all areas of Georgia, but subterranean termites are by far the most destructive. The native eastern subterranean termite…

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Should Residents Of Georgia Be Worried About The Invasive Formosan Subterranean Termite?

September 18th, 2019

Formosan Subterranean termites were accidentally transported to the United States during the 1960s or possibly as early as the 1940s. Formosan termite colonies were first discovered in the US near a shipping port in southeast Texas, and since then, these most destructive of wood-eating pests have managed to establish a seemingly permanent habitat that spans…

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Which Structural Lumber Treatments Effectively Prevent Drywood Termite Attacks

September 12th, 2019

Several drywood termite species, both native and invasive, inhabit the state of Georgia where they frequently establish infestations within homes. Subterranean termites leave several signs of their presence within a home, namely mud tubes on foundations. Mud tubes are often conspicuous and they alert homeowners of an infestation before subterranean termites inflict serious damage to…

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How Did The Highly Destructive And Invasive Formosan Subterranean Termite Become Established In Georgia

September 5th, 2019

There is no way to know for sure how non-native Formosan subterranean termites (FST) arrived in the United States, but most experts believe that the termite pests were first brought into Texas on military vessels that departed from southeast Asia shortly after World War II ended in 1945. However, Formosan subterranean termites were not documented…

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How To Keep Crawl Spaces Dry In Order To Prevent Termite Infestations

August 22nd, 2019

Termites infest homes in all states within the contiguous US, but the amount of termite activity, as well as the number of termite species is particularly high in the southeast US. This is because the humid subtropical climate in the southeast provides termites with ideal living conditions, and the relatively mild winter temperatures in the…

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