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A Short Guide To Termite Mud Tubes

When talking about termites, one thing is undeniable - they are industrious insects. They are laser focused on growing their numbers, building up their colonies, and consuming wood. This makes them extremely efficient when it comes to damaging the home. They do have...

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Termite Species That Infest Homes

With over 2,000 known termite species in the world, only three main groups are a threat to homeowners in the US. These groups include the subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites. Let’s take a look at each of them, their characteristics and the threat that they...

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What Draws Termites To A Home?

One of the last things that you want to happen as a homeowner is a termite infestation. Termites are notorious for the amount of damage that they can cause to a building, so understanding what attracts termites is important. Let’s take a look at some of the things...

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Is Your Home At Risk If Your Neighbor Has Termites?

Termite infestations are notorious for how quietly they spread. It’s often very hard to detect a termite infestation early on, so homeowners will have to rely on other signals. One of these signals could be the presence of an infestation in one of your neighbors’...

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Understanding Termite Management Systems

A termite management system is a pest control tool designed to prevent termites from entering a building from the ground or through concealed pathways. These systems can consist of both chemical and physical products, and they can be installed either in the early...

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How Safe Are Termite Treatments?

Termite treatments are designed to keep your home safe or eradicate entire termites colonies. They are very effective at doing this, but many homeowners have some concerns regarding the safety of these treatments. In this article, we’re going to go over the most...

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Termite Activity Patterns

All termite colonies start after a termite swarm. Usually in spring, winged reproductive male and female termites leave the nest in giant swarms. The males and females will pair up, mate, lose their wings, and the female then goes on to start a new colony. Termites...

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How Termite Infestations Start

It is important to know how termite infestations start in order to keep them out of your home. Most termites build colonies in the ground, and from those colonies, they send out workers on scouting duties to find new sources of wood. These scouts may eventually reach...

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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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Red Flags That Could Indicate Termite Infestation

While pest professionals don’t recommend a homeowner inspect their home on their own, there are a few red flags that they should look out for that could signal the presence of an infestation.  With the help from experts at NPMA, Termite boys is sharing the top five...

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What Are Termite Infestation Probability Zones?

Termite Infestation Probability Zones, or TIP Zones, are used to showcase the risk of infestation across the United States and to determine various policies regarding mortgages and pest control requirements and recommendations. The US Forest Service developed the...

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Can You Get Rid Of Termites Using Borax?

Sodium borate, or borax, is a salt that is made from boric acid, and it is often used as a less toxic insecticide in pest control procedures. However, this is not the main application of this substance. It’s main application is in home or laundry cleaning. So can this...

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Will A Termite Bite You?

Termites are an insect species that feeds on cellulose found in wood and other materials. They live in colonies, either underground or inside the wood that they feed on. They rarely bite people, and their bites do not pose much of a risk. Their main danger comes from...

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Can You Protect Your Home From Termites Using Borates?

One of the treatments available to homeowners dealing with termites is the borate wood preservative. This preservative is absorbed by the wood and will protect it from termites. Let’s take a look at this treatment option, its benefits and its cons. How borates work...

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Know Your Termites: Drywood vs. Subterranean

Termites cause more damage than natural disasters. They cost homeowners about $5 billion a year in the United States alone. As with most pests, there is a vast array of termite species – around 2,750 worldwide and more than 45 different species in the U.S.  The two...

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Damage Comparison – Termites vs. Carpenter Ants

Termites and carpenter ants have a lot in common, both being wood-boring insects. Both can cause serious structural damage over time, and considering that around 90% of US homes are built with wood framing, controlling them needs to be a top priority. So let’s take a...

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