Drywood Termites

If you’re concerned that your home is infested by drywood termites then the best way to confirm your suspicions is to look for their fecal pellets. This is because drywood termites have a very distinctive fecal matter called “frass.” They are at least 1mm long hexagonal shaped pellets that can be found at the base… Continue reading Drywood Termites

Flying Termites

Most people refer to termites as silent destroyers because they are known to secretly hide and thrive in your home without any signs of damage. The termites are known to feed on cellulose based plant materials. Termites can infest any home provided they can find something to feed on. This is why it is very… Continue reading Flying Termites

The Different Types of Termites

Termites are commonly known as ‘silent destroyers’ as they have the capacity to destroy your basement, yard or furniture, and pretty much anything made of wood of plant cellulose without any immediate signs of damage. Proper identification of various termites is crucial for effective pest control in homes. The nesting behavior and moisture requirement of… Continue reading The Different Types of Termites

Termite Identification

Termites are eurosocial insects that live in colonies and often number several hundreds or millions at a given time. Their colonies are decentralized but well organized. Activity is guided by swarm intelligence that exploits sources of food and environments unavailable to an insect acting alone. A termite colony comprises of workers, alates (winged male and… Continue reading Termite Identification

DIY Termite Control Options

Termites can be dangerous, especially when they invade your house. They eat plant cellulose or plant fibers. They are classified according to their feeding behavior and the general groupings include soil-feeding, subterranean, dry-wood, grass-eating and damp-wood species. The dry-wood and subterranean species are largely responsible for the destruction of man-made structures. You should treat them… Continue reading DIY Termite Control Options

How To Kill Termites Naturally – 4 Effective Methods

In nature, termites are considered environmentally beneficial as they help to clear out fallen trees and rotten stumps. However, termites can be quite destructive when they start attacking your home and can cause massive damage if their progress remains unchecked. As such, it is of the utmost importance that any homeowner be able to identify… Continue reading How To Kill Termites Naturally – 4 Effective Methods

How To Kill Drywood Termites

Drywood termites can be very destructive to any wooden structure. From the name itself, they are species of termites that are highly adaptable to dry areas. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites don’t need to have contact with soil to nest underground nor do they need moisture. They directly infest dry woods and create tunnels and… Continue reading How To Kill Drywood Termites

How To Kill Flying Termites

Flying termites are just common termites that are in their winged life stage. This phase is part of their reproduction cycle. While they are breeding adults at this stage and don’t cause significant damage themselves, they create thousands of termite wood-chewing offspring. Flying termites seek new locations for their colonies. It you find winged termites… Continue reading How To Kill Flying Termites