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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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Are Termites Ant Food?

Black ants love termites! They view the soft, fleshy bodies of termites as tasty treats packed with protein. The short answer of whether termites are eaten by ants is yes. There are six species of ants that will actively hunt termites and eat them. One such species is...

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Choosing a Leader, Termite-Style

2020 is the year of many memorable things, not the least of which was a presidential election. Termites choose their leaders, too, though not with mail-in ballots or voting machines. These wood-eating insects live in colonies ruled by a single king and queen who do...

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Pandemic Pest Prevention

The coronavirus pandemic has plagued many industries by causing a downturn in business. For some, the effect is the opposite. Think Plexiglas manufacturers and medical mask makers. Another industry that’s seeing an uptick (no pun intended) in business is the pest...

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Termites: Builders For The Future

When it comes to building design, architects get their inspiration in lots of different ways, each with a different approach. Most of them develop a couple of successful designs and then tend to repeat them with slight changes. Some are influenced by art such as...

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Termite Communication: Can You Smell Me Now?

Thousands, sometimes millions, of termites make up a colony, yet they cohesively work together and are productive. They are very social insects, but most in the caste are blind. Without visual signals, termite communication is achieved predominantly through chemical...

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How You’re Unwillingly Attracting Termites

While no one wants to encourage their appearance, it’s easy to attract termites into your home unknowingly. We all fear the types of damage they can do once they get inside – nearly $5 billion each year in property damage nationwide.  But what is it that attracts them...

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Recovering After Termite Damage

It happened. You discovered a termite infestation in your home. Sadly, it’s an inevitable reality for many homeowners, as termites are responsible for more than $5 billion in damage in the US each year, according to the National Pest Management Association – an...

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Are Termites Feasting on My Firewood?

Winter and fireplaces go hand in hand. Nothing beats the coziness of a warm fire, a snuggly afghan and a cup of cocoa. And with families already nestled together indoors, this could be a common occurrence this season. But as you gather and stack your firewood to use...

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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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