Tag: Termite Control
Spring Cleaning & Spring Pest-Proofing Go Hand-in-Hand
While spring cleaning is a great time for homeowners to de-clutter and spruce up the home, this seasonal tradition is a doubly beneficial time to tidy up in order to prevent undesirable, springtime pests such as ants, termites, mice, and fruit flies. To help the public maintain pest-free homes this spring, the National Pest Management…Read More
What is termite season?
While termites can cause damage or infest a home at any time of the year, they have specific swarming seasons when the odds of an infestation are higher. Most subterranean termite species will swarm in the spring and early summer months, particularly on days with warm weather after a rainfall. Drywood termites on the other…Read More
The Top Termite Species Found in The U.S.
Nobody wants to find out that their house or place of work is infested by termites. While we would all like to prevent all possibilities of an infestation, we must acknowledge that prevention starts with awareness. Termite infestations can be pretty varying in terms of the type of termite, the extent of damage, and eventually,…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
Don’t Let Termites in Trees Stump You
Hurricane Zeta blew into the South earlier this month, shredding homes and businesses with powerful winds and leaving about two million electricity customers without power. More than 200 downed trees were reported to the 911 call center in New Orleans from the hurricane, and many of those trees fell because they were termite infested and…Read More
Fun Facts About Termites
How much do you know about termites? You know enough to realize they cause Americans about $5 billion each year in damage repair from their destructive ways. And you might also know that if you see a mud tube on your wall that they probably put it there. But what don’t you know about them?…Read More
How Did The Highly Destructive And Invasive Formosan Subterranean Termite Become Established In Georgia
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…Read More
Which Genus Of Subterranean Termite Is Most Abundant In The USA?
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…Read More
Why Extremely Destructive “Super Termite” Hybrids May Soon Become Established In Georgia
Georgia is home to a relatively high number of both subterranean and drywood termite species that are known pests of woodwork. The most common and destructive termite pest species in Georgia is the native eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), followed by the dark southern subterranean termite (R. virginicus), and the light southern subterranean termite (R.…Read More
Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?
It is often said that termites eat wood, and while this is true, it does not mean that all sources of seasoned wood are vulnerable to termite damage. Most of the 3,000 termite species that have been documented worldwide consume cellulose from slowly decaying forms of fibrous plant matter, which is mostly wood. However, some…Read More