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Termites Not Particular on Types of Houses They’ll Devour

Although the Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed and couldn’t blow down a brick house in the nursery rhyme doesn’t mean termites can’t gobble up a perfectly good brick or other abode. Termites are known as wood-destroying insects, prone to tunneling through the support or...

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Chew on This: Termite Q & A

There are two types of homes in Massachusetts: those that have termites and those that will have them. Your home is your biggest single investment, so protecting it should be a top priority. Termites cost Boston homeowners hundreds of millions of dollars each year....

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SURPRISE! More Than Wood on a Termite’s Menu

Termites are known for their destructive habits when it comes to wood, causing billions of dollars in property damage for homeowners each year. But is there anything else they will eat? Or won’t? To illustrate the point, the Professional Pest Management Alliance...

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On The Fly: Are They Termites or Ants?

What has four wings, antennae and can fly? If you said termites or flying ants, you’d be right. But beyond that, there are many differences between them – and as a homeowner, you should know there’s more than meets the eye. Both flying ants (also called carpenter...

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Buying or Selling a Home with Termites

You did it. You found your dream home! It’s got a great layout, great backyard and, oh yeah, it’s got termites. Deal breaker? Not necessarily. Weigh the options. One major factor that can help you determine whether to move forward with the purchase is exactly where...

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Termite Colonies Feature A Caste of Thousands

Termites live and function in a colony filled with hundreds, thousands or even millions of its brothers and sisters. Within this large extended family are various groups with different functional roles, called a caste. It allows them to work together for the purpose...

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TERMITES – Let’s Talk Treatment

The mud tubes are visible, the swarmers have shed their wings, the damage is done. You have termites. But what happens now? Let’s start with the basics…. Types There are more than 2,000 different species worldwide, with more than 40 of those living in the US., and...

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Which Termite Species Infest Homes In Massachusetts?

The current number of termite species in the world varies depending on the particular source referenced, but the most up-to-date figures state that around 3,000 termite species have been documented worldwide. The United States is home to only 50 documented termite...

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Can Termites & Ants Help Us Learn How to Fight Disease?

Termites rarely get sick, despite living in moist, underground environments and in close contact with thousands of fellow colony members – conditions that are ideal for disease development. They have evolved multiple strategies to protect their colony from disease,...

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6 Tips To Spot A Termite Infestation

Here are a few clues that termites may be present in a home: Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped Darkening or blistering of wood structures Cracked or bubbling paint Small...

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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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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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