The Four Types Of Termite Mud Tubes, And What Each Indicates About The Extent Of A Subterranean Termite Infestation
Eradicating insect pest infestations from homes is usually difficult, but in some cases, it can be even more difficult to detect insect pest infestations in homes. For example, German cockroaches maintain a daytime presence within obscured indoor areas, such as in...read more
Most insect pest infestations can only be successfully eradicated by properly licensed and trained pest control professionals who have acquired a great deal of knowledge in their field. This is especially the case when it comes to termites, as termites may be the most...read more
Are There Any Common Structural Woods That Are Naturally Resistant To Eastern Subterranean Termites?
It is generally assumed that termites will voraciously feed on all types of wood, and that there is no type of wood that termites will avoid consuming. This assumption seems reasonable, after all, if termite-resistant wood existed, then why would homebuilders ignore...read more
How Do Eastern Subterranean Termites Respond To Rising Water Levels During And After Major Storms In The Northeast?
The most destructive, widespread and economically costly termite species in the US is easily the eastern subterranean termite, which inhabits the entire eastern half of the US, as well as southeastern Canada. While the eastern subterranean termite’s habitat range is...read more
In the past people may have regarded termites as nothing more than undesirable pests. However, now we know that termites provide essential ecological services that humans could not live without. Therefore, while termites will always be structural pests, everyone in...read more
Numerous insect species in the northeast inflict damage to structural wood within homes and buildings. The most significant wood-damaging insect pests in the region include powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and termites. While the black carpenter ant species is...read more
Are Homes In The Northeast Vulnerable To Termite Infested Mulch And Lumber That Is Shipped Into The Region From Termite-Heavy Areas Of The US?
The eastern subterranean termite is well established in the northeast states from Delaware all the way up to southern Maine, and even into eastern Canada. At least 45 termite species have been documented in the United States, more than a third of which are known pests...read more
More than 2,000 termite species have been documented, and the majority of these species are not categorized as pests; instead, the majority of termite species reside in uninhabited humid tropical locations in South America, Africa, south Asia and Australia. Even in...read more
Since the 1950s, when the pest control industry took off in the United States, developing termite eradication methods has been a priority. Since day one, a few effective methods were used to eradicate termite infestations, but very few, or zero methods to prevent...read more
When people find themselves at the mercy of an in-home termite infestation, the main question on the minds of residents is often: “how did termites get into my house in the first place?” The answer to this question often depends on the species-type of the offending...read more
As temperatures continue to increase across the country and the ground becomes warmer, winged termites will emerge to launch an attack on vulnerable homes across the country. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because their constant gnawing can go unnoticed...read more
Invasive termites exist on all continents except for Antarctica. Although the invasive Formosan subterranean termite species causes serious economic damage in the United States, there are other regions that are even more burdened by invasive termite activity. During...read more
Can Eastern Subterranean Termites Infest Areas Of A Home That Are Impossible For Inspectors To Access?
The eastern subterranean termite causes more than one billion dollars in structural damages and control efforts each year in the United States alone, and their colonies are well established in the northeast. Workers of this species can forage long distances from their...read more
How Does The Expansion Of Urban And Suburban Areas In Massachusetts Increase Termite Activity And Population Size
Eastern subterranean termites are not considered year-round insect pests within Massachusetts, as the winter climate is not conducive to termite activity, but this does not mean that termites die-off during the winter season. The eastern subterranean termite’s...read more
Ants are common household pests in Massachusetts, but residents often have a hard time identifying which species is invading their home, as there exists a large amount of nuisance ant species in the state. Some of the most common nuisance ant species that invade homes...read more
Buying a home has always been considered the most fundamental aspect of achieving the “American dream”. Unfortunately, a voracious termite colony can leave this dream in literal ruins. In most cases today, a termiticide barrier is applied into the soil surrounding a...read more
Rowley Residents Fear That The Demolition Of A Termite-Infested Historical Structure Will Bring The Destructive Insects Into Their Own Homes
Eastern subterranean termites are abundant in Massachusetts, but infested houses in the state can almost always be treated before serious structural issues emerge. When homes in Massachusetts do suffer extensive termite damages, the reason is always due to several...read more
The eastern subterranean termite is only one of numerous subterranean termite species within the United States, but this species is the only one to dwell within Massachusetts. However, Massachusetts residents should still have regular termite inspections conducted on...read more
Many, if not most university and college dorm buildings in the northeast United States were constructed over a century ago. Therefore, it is not surprising to learn that many of these buildings have since developed structural issues that, in some cases, have required...read more