Latest Termites Articles

Termite Biodiesel Fuels

Biodiesel fuels is an emerging technology which some hope will eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Something found in the hindguts of a termite might help to revolutionize this industry into termite biodiesel fuels.

Termite Wood

I frequently receive questions about termite wood damage and which lumber products are the best termite resistant woods. Here are the answers, but please don't ask me where all this wood can be purchased. That's a question for your lumber yard dealer.

Termite Protection

***image2***Termite protection is a subjective term used by many pest management firms. Before signing an agreement you need to clearly understand what the pest control company means by œprotection and what their warranty covers. Buyer beware!

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites don't require a moisture source, so the homeowner does not usually know they are there doing their damage unless they swarm. It requires a pest control professional to do the inspection.

Termite Barrier

Liquid termite barrier treatments work great, but what happens if the soil is too wet to accept the chemical? Know the label rules so you can be sure you are getting what you paid for.

Do It Yourself Termite Control

Treating houses that have become infested with termites takes patience and persistence. You should make sure that any pest control company you hire is as determined as you are to treat your termite problem until it is solved. Or, you can try do-it-yourself termite control techniques.

Water Well Contamination

When treating the soil for termites you must make considerations if water wells are nearby. Termiticides are not supposed to move (translocate), but water well contamination is a distinct possibility.

African Termite Mounds

Africa is home to the largest structures ever built relative to the size of the builder. Termite mounds found in Africa can rise to heights of over thirty feet. In comparison, man would have to erect a building 2,743 feet high. The current tallest building is being built in Dubai and will rise to a mere 1,922 feet.

Termite Resistant Wood

Learn the kind of lumber that is rated the most termite resistant wood. What kind of wood was used in the construction of your home?

Termite Prevention In Log Homes

Hansel and Gretel dreamed of dwelling in a gingerbread house where they could take a tasty bite out of the walls whenever they were hungry. Termites might dream of living in a log cabin for the same reason. Learn about termite prevention in log homes here.

Signs of Termites

The signs of termites usually include massive swarms of flying termites, mud tunnels or damaged wood.

Termite Damage

One in thirty homes becomes infested with termites each year. Subterranean termites can easily tunnel into support posts or floor joints that are in contact with the soil. Here's how to detect termite damage and when you need to make repairs.

Formosan Termite

Formosan termites are sometimes called œthe super termite because they build larger colonies and do more damage than other species of termites found in the US.

Termite Treatments

***image3***There are numerous types of termite treatment options available to consumers including conventional liquid treatments, baits, gels, heat treatments and more. So, how do you decide what's best?

Termite Inspection Tools

***image3***Home inspections for real estate transactions provide only a best-guess report as to whether termites are present. There are new termite inspection tools that can tell you what is hiding behind walls and ceilings.

Termite Inspections

***image2***Whether you are the buyer or seller of a home it is a foregone conclusion that you will have a home inspector check your property for the presence of termites. That termite inspection is supposed to give some warranty that the property is, in fact, free of active termites. The fact is, no one call tell you for sure if termites are or are not present.

Flying Ants vs Termites

***image4***Knowing the difference between flying ants vs termites can save you a lot of money. Treatments for flying ants usually costs considerably less money than a termite treatment.

Termite Swarms

***image2***Termite swarms happen so fast and the number of swarming termites is so great that it is an experience you are unlikely to forget.

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