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

March 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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THREE WAYS HOMEOWNERS ARE INVITING TERMITES INTO THEIR HOME

March 11th, 2019

THREE WAYS HOMEOWNERS ARE INVITING TERMITES INTO THEIR HOME What attracts termites and prevention tips provided by Bug Busters USA This year, Bug Busters USA and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are working to spread public awareness about termites during Termite Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2019. With spring just around the corner, termites will begin swarming and could seek…

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A Georgia Family Bought A Home Containing Hidden Moldy Lumber That Attracted Termites, Resulting In Severe Structural Damage

March 6th, 2019

It is common knowledge that a home should be inspected for termites and other pest issues before being purchased. In some states, homes are legally required to undergo a termite inspection before being sold. In states where these inspections are not legally required, you can be sure that a lending agency won’t give out loans…

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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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An Invasive Drywood Termite Species May Make Its Way Into The USA

January 22nd, 2019

Most drywood termite species come from the Cryptotermes genus. This particular genus has been studied extensively and the drywood termites of this genus are the most economically significant of all drywood termites, as they are known for causing extensive damages to both crops and structures. So far, experts have documented a total of 69 Cryptotermes…

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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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Which Genus Of Subterranean Termite Is Most Abundant In The USA?

January 17th, 2019

There exists around three thousand documented termite species inhabiting the world today, and most of these species exist in the tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. Surprisingly, a very small percentage of these species are damaging to structures, but unfortunately, the relatively small amount of termites that dwell in the temperate United States…

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How Are Seemingly Identical Termites Distinguished As Separate Species?

January 14th, 2019

Up until recently, termites have compromised their very own insect order known as Isoptera. However, recent genetic studies have revealed that termites actually evolved from ancient wood-eating cockroaches. This makes the termite order, Isoptera, a suborder of the cockroach order, Blattodea. Considering the fact that this discovery was only made recently, it is not hard…

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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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Government Officials In Florida Are Giving Away Free Untreated Mulch That Is Likely Infested With Termites

December 21st, 2018

Considering that termites are universally known for consuming wood, it makes sense for people to be concerned about purchasing termite-contaminated mulch. In order to ensure that commercially available mulch is not contaminated with termites, regulations require suppliers to subject their mulch products to a decontamination process before being sold to distributors. In fact, it is…

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