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

August 17th, 2020

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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Why Extremely Destructive “Super Termite” Hybrids May Soon Become Established In Georgia

August 5th, 2020

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.…

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Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?

June 17th, 2020

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…

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Which Termite Pest Species Are Responsible For The Majority Of Termite Infestations In Georgia Homes

June 5th, 2020

Termites are the most destructive, and therefore, the most economically costly pests of homes and buildings in the US. Around 3,000 termite species have been documented worldwide, and each species belongs to one of three groups. These three groups are known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites, and several species of each are known for…

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As Many As One In Five Homes In Georgia Will Be Attacked By Termites

May 8th, 2020

Georgia is home to several termite pest species including the highly destructive Formosan subterranean termite. Luckily, the invasive Formosan subterranean termite species is not nearly as abundant within Georgia as it is within nearby Gulf Coast states, particularly within Louisiana and Florida; instead, it is the native eastern subterranean termite that causes the greatest amount…

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The Three Ways In Which Subterranean Termites Disperse Into New Habitats

March 19th, 2020

Georgia is home to several termite species that are destructive pests of finished lumber within homes, and the state is located in the most termite-heavy region in the country. Multiple species of subterranean and drywood termite pests infest homes throughout Georgia all year round, but subterranean termites are by far the most economically significant house…

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How To Easily Determine If A Home’s Crawl Space Foundation Invites Subterranean Termites

February 28th, 2020

Crawl space homes are abundant in Georgia, and they remain popular for a variety of reasons. Crawl space homes allow plumbing and other utilities to be accessed with relative ease, and they can be inspected more thoroughly than basement and concrete slab homes. However, crawl space foundations trap moisture, and this is especially true in…

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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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