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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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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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Why Experts Struggle To Maintain An Accurate Number Of Termite Pest Species Within Georgia?

July 24th, 2019

There exists much confusion concerning the termite species that have become established within Georgia. This is understandable for many reasons. First of all, subterranean termites dwell within a habitat that is located beneath the ground’s surface and within natural or structural wood sources. This makes termites extremely difficult to observe, and in the termite-friendly southeast,…

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Regularly Inspecting A Home For Sources Of Moisture-Retention Can Be Enough To Prevent Termite Infestations

July 19th, 2019

Some insect pest species are more difficult to eradicate from homes than others. In some infestation cases, pests may invade homes in order to gain easier access to food sources. Ants, peridomestic cockroach species, and flies often establish a lasting-indoor presence solely because the home’s occupants allow dirty dishes, discarded food items, and garbage waste…

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An Artist Illustrates How Termites Can Be Useful For Mining Operations

June 18th, 2019

As far as most people are concerned, there is nothing beneficial about termites. Very few people will claim to have an appreciation for termites. Of course, termites do perform essential ecological duties that help to maintain the proper balance of the ecosystem. As important as termites are for sustaining life on this planet, many people…

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How Did The Non-Native West Indian Drywood Termite Species Spread Into Georgia?

June 6th, 2019

The eastern subterranean termite is responsible for most of the structural damages inflicted by termites in the state of Georgia. Two other subterranean termite species, R. virginicus and R. hageni, follow the eastern subterranean termite in terms of total annual property damage resulting from termite attacks in the state. Both of these species are also…

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Are Pest Control Professionals Required To Inspect Certain Areas Of A Home For Termite Damage?

May 23rd, 2019

At the moment, termites are the most problematic insect pests in Georgia. This comes as no surprise, as this time of year sees the greatest size and frequency of termite swarms in the state. If you see what appear to be small flying ants near or within your home, and little dead bugs collecting in…

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

May 13th, 2019

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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