Termite Control

Pressure Treated Wood vs Termites

wood tags

People think that pressure-treated wood is protected from termites and decay, so they can use it with abandon. While that might be true in the short term, even pressure-treated wood is susceptible to termites in the long term. Construction codes in the U.S. state that pressure-treated wood is considered to be “termite-resistant”, not “termite-proof”. Pressure-treated…

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Recognizing Termite Damage

Termite Facts

Wood that has been damaged by subterranean termites will have a honeycombed or layered appearance when broken open. Termites prefer to eat the softer spring wood, leaving the summer wood. Galleries in the wood usually run parallel to the grain. They are messy, containing a mixture of solid and digested wood, and soil. Gallery walls…

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Termite vs Ant

Termite vs Ant

Termites or Ants? Termite reproductive and other large ants, reproductive are very similar and difficult for the untrained to tell apart. Both are black with two pairs of wings. The three main visible differences are in wings, waist, and antennae. Ants have a larger front pair of wings with a second smaller pair beneath. Termites…

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The why of Termite Swarms

Termite Swarmer

  Why Do Termites Swarm? A reproductive swarm is one way that termites start new colonies. Budding or splitting a colony into smaller pieces is another way. In a mature termite colony, sexually mature winged reproductives (or alates) are produced. When the time is right (see below), these future queens and kings leave the colony,…

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