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Termite Mounds Algorithm

Termites can build extremely complex structures, and researchers started wondering if they could replicate the blueprints of termite colonies using mathematical algorithms. Researchers were particularly interested in termite mounds, which are perhaps the greatest...

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How Researchers Are Rethinking The Evolution Of Termites

Termites are both important ecologically and harmful to human settlements. As such, they have been a subject of study for many years. In a new breakthrough study, a research team of evolutionary biologists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, have...

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Subterranean Termites Can Live In Your Home For Years

Termites are part of an ancient group of insects that has been around for over 120 million years. During this period, they have been pretty successful at entering new environments and muscling out any competition that comes in their way. They are social insects that...

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Most Forms Of Termite Damage Occur Within A Home

Termites are common structural pests that exist within all regions of the United States, besides Alaska. Although each state contains termite life, no states see a greater abundance and diversity of termite species than Gulf Coast states. While not everyone in the US...

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Natural DIY Methods To Eliminate Termites

Termites will devastate any building that they infest. Once inside wood, they do not take long to chew through it and use it to grow their numbers. One of the ways to deal with this issue before it causes too much damage is to have regular termite inspections and...

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Do Termites Eat Clothes?

Termites do not take long to find a home and infest the wood inside it. However, termites are not just a threat to your furniture and wooden pillars. They will also take great joy in tearing up your clothes. What draws termites to clothes There are thousands of...

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Differences Between Drywood And Subterranean Termites

There are about 2750 termite species worldwide, but only a few of them are considered pests in the US. The two most common termite pest species in the US are the drywood and subterranean termites. So what is the difference between these two? Drywood termites Drywood...

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Subterranean Termites FAQ

The home is perhaps the biggest financial investment that anyone will make during their lifetime, and as such, it’s important to keep it well protected. From detecting an infestation to getting it under control, our customers have asked us quite a few questions, and...

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How To Budget For Termite Treatments

Termite treatments are a necessary expense from time to time for most homeowners, and in comparison to the damage that an uncontrolled infestation can do, the price is quite accessible. The cost of the treatment will depend on the size of the infestation, the area...

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Does Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

You pay for homeowner’s or renter’s insurance  to guard against any unexpected  and hefty bills. It gives you some peace of mind and helps you sleep at night. But what if while you’re sleeping, a colony of termites are not sleeping and eating away at your humble abode...

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Is Your Office Building Safe from Termites?

Finding termites at your workplace is something that you might imagine very little or imagine not at all. Because usually, offices are built around an area with high-traffic and a parking lot that does not have much vegetation or grass around it. But you must not be...

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Subterranean Termite Populations

Subterranean termite infestations can be very damaging to the home. The termites will build tunnels from the ground to the wooden structures of the building, and they will begin to consume the wood. As the colony feeds, it grows, and as it grows, it does more damage,...

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How Subterranean Termites Farm Beneficial Bacteria

Subterranean termites do not have the best built-in immune system, so they have to make their own antibiotics. How, you ask? By recycling their own fecal matter. And the antibiotics generated in this way make termites immune to natural pest control methods. However,...

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Termite Warranty or Not To Warranty?

Termites are found in more than 5 million homes on average each year in the United States, and it is estimated that termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year. Since insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, you, the homeowner, are on the hook for the...

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Termite Trivia: Seven Truths to Amaze Your Friends

Termites.  Here’s what we know about them: they are destructive, damaging, drywood, dampwood & subterranean decomposers. But what don’t you know about them? Don’t rush to Google it! Here are some interesting fun facts to memorize and recite at your next gathering....

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