Category Archives for Termites

Dampwood Termites – Appearance & Treatment

​​Dampwood Termites

There are around 45 different species of termite in the United States. Most of these will not cause homeowners any problems. There is one species, however, which is infamous for causing widespread and expensive damage to property—dampwood termites.

In this article, we look more closely at this species. We’ll also examine how best to identify, treat, and prevent a dampwood termite infestation.

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Bugs That Look Like Termites

Insects & Bugs That Look Like Termites

There are around 2,000 termite species in the world and some of them can cause quite a lot of damage. If we see bugs in our home that we think might be termites, this doesn’t necessarily have to be a cause for panic.

It can be easy to confuse them with other bugs, especially certain types of ants. There are insects which actually behave like termites as well. In order to know what you are dealing with, let's take a look at some other insects which look very similar to termites.

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Termite Swarms – When Do They Happen & How To Treat

​Swarming Termites

Swarming termites in your home could indicate an infestation. Knowing about the habits of these pests can help you eradicate them.

In this article, you will learn what a termite swarm is and why these insects swarm. I will also cover the swarming patterns of specific termite species, including when they swarm.

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How Big Are Termites? – Size Guide

​​How Big Are Termites?

Termites can be a major problem when it comes to your home or property. Despite this well-known fact, some people have problems actually identifying termites. Many people think that all termites’ sizes are the same. Making this mistake means we might place the blame for an infestation on some other troublesome pest.

This can be a major error, since termites are one of the peskiest insects on the planet when it comes to property damage. Because of this, learning how to deal with them properly is useful. With that in mind, this article will talk about termite sizes, from egg to adult.

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Termite Swarmers – Appearance, Behaviour & Treatment

​​What Are Termite Swarmers?

Termite swarmers are termites that can start new colonies of their own. The presence of termite swarmers indoors is almost always a sign of an infestation.

This article will explain more about termite swarmers, including how to get rid of them. I will also detail how to prevent them from reappearing in your home.

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Do Termites Bite People?

​​Do Termites Bite?

As if having a pest in your home—actively destroying the structure, I might add—isn’t enough to be concerned about. You also need to worry about whether or not termite bites from these pests will do physical harm to you or your pets.

We all know bug bites can be annoying and uncomfortable. Some of them can be downright dangerous. If you’re dealing with a termite problem, you should know exactly what you’re facing if you are bitten.

Have you ever found yourself thinking you might have been bitten by a termite? Have you wondered if termites are even capable of biting? If you have, you don’t need to wonder any longer. By the time you’ve finished this article, you’ll know more about termite bites than you ever thought you’d need to know.

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Drywood Termites – Appearance & Treatment

How To Get Rid Of Drywood Termites

Drywood termites can cause structural damage to wooden buildings and eat away at wooden furniture. It could be quite some time before you even know there are there, and by then the damage has already been done. Therefore, getting rid of drywood termites as quickly as possible is paramount.

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Termite Larvae & Baby Termites – Complete Guide

​​Termite Larvae ​(Baby Termites)

Termite larvae are, as you would expect, young termites. In this article, you will learn all you need to know about the earliest stages of a termite’s life after hatching.

I will detail what termite larvae look like and where you can find them. You will also discover how to kill termite larvae in the event of an infestation.

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Termite Droppings (Frass) – Appearance & Treatment

Termite Frass / Droppings - Complete Guide

Finding termite poop is usually a clear indication that these destructive pests are in the vicinity. In this article, you will discover how to identify termite droppings and where you are likely to find them.

I will also detail if finding termite feces indicates a possible infestation. Finally, you will learn how to clean up termite poop so let’s get down to business.

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Termite Queen – Role & Importance

​​Queen Termites - Complete Guide

A termite queen is probably the most important member of the termite colony. What do termite queens look like and how long do they live for? Read on to find out.

I will cover the reproductive habits of termite queen and her role in the colony. Finally, I will detail how you can find and kill termite queens.

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