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Termites Destroyed Highly Valuable Items

Unfortunately we live in a world where our homes are in near constant danger of sustaining termite damage. Even if you do not own your own home, some of your tax dollars are spent repairing termite damages on public property. This is no small amount of money either,... read more

Termite Mound Art Is A Phenomenon

Not long ago a news report out of Australia described how one couple decorated a termite mound to look like a popular emoji. Those who are familiar with this story likely consider the couple’s mound art to be an example of a highly unusual form of artistic expression.... read more

The Amazon Rainforest Is Full Of Undiscovered Termite Species

Even if geography has never been your strong point academically, you likely know that the Amazon rainforest covers a vast expanse of territory in South America. Termites are certainly problematic in the United States, but termites, taken as a whole, generally prefer... read more

Can Extreme Summer Heat Kill Off Termite Colonies?

Termites, like all cold blooded creatures, cannot survive within environments where temperatures fluctuate dramatically between extreme cold and extreme heat. The majority of termite species must remain within conditions as warm as 75 to 95 degrees fahrenheit in order... read more

The Relationship Between Termites And Dinosaurs

Most people do not know how long insects have been on the planet, and few would believe that insects have been inhabiting earth for nearly one half of a billion years. Most experts believe that insects have been around for 400 million years, which, believe it or not,... read more

How Termites Are Responsible For A Wildfire

In the southwest United States, brushfires, bushfires and even full blown forest fires are, sadly, a common occurrence. It is perhaps not surprising that brushfires are also common in Australia’s dry forested regions. However, in America, there has yet to be one... read more

Missionaries Are Helping To Rebuild Termite Damaged Homes

The hurricanes that ravaged the Gulf Coast last fall caused extensive structural damages that are still being restored. Given the tremendous destructive power of the hurricanes last fall, you would probably be hard pressed to imagine the damages as being any worse.... read more

Tips for Selecting a Termite Control Company

What should you ask your Termite Control Company?  What chemicals do you use and are they safe for my family? Knowing the risks associated with the pesticides that are going to be sprayed is very important, as is being aware of the quantity the contractor intends to... read more

An Invasive Termite Led To Massive Destruction In The US

The state of Florida is well populated with insect pests. These high populations of insect pests come as a result of Florida’s environmental conditions, which are ideal for many insect species. Florida’s high humidity and abundant vegetation allow termite species to... read more

The Mysterious Termite Species That Is Killing

There are very few regions of the US that rarely see termite infestations, and this is why having regular termite inspections conducted on your property is important for nearly all Americans. The stress that goes along with termite infestations has prompted many... read more

The Exotic Kangaroo Island Is A Hotbed Of Insect Diversity

These days animal rights activists often go to extremes in order to demonstrate their love of animals. The PETA advertisements in magazines that feature celebrities are a perfect example of how serious some people are about the sanctity of animal rights. The... read more

Top 10 Termite Prevention Tips

Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive. Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and exterior AC units. Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles. Replace weather stripping and loose mortar around basement foundation and... read more

5 Tips to Avoid Termite Infestations!

Firewood & Woodpiles Many homeowners keep firewood stacked against their home or on the stoop for easy access. However, doing so can draw termites toward the home and provide a point of entry. The NPMA recommends keeping firewood and woodpiles at least 20 feet... read more

Termite Inspections Should Not Be Avoided

Even though the month of June is not yet half over, this summer is already looking like it belongs to termites. Termite swarms and termite-damaged homes are being reported in just about every region in the southern half of the US. As usual, the Gulf Coast states are... read more