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How to Get Rid of Termites

How to Get Rid of Termites How to Get Rid Of Termites One nightmare of many a homeowner is discovering that his or her house is overrun by termites. Having termites is like having a million little home invaders that eat you out of house and home. If left untreated, termites can make a house completely unsalvageable. If you think you might have termites, you will want to know how to get rid of them. There are several ways of figuring out how to get rid of termites depending upon the type of infestation and how intense the...

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DIY Termite Treatment

DIY Termite Treatment DIY Termite Treatment Just muttering the word “termites” to a homeowner will likely cause them to pull their hair. Termites are one of the most devastating disasters that can happen to a house. The worst thing about termites is that they can be in your home eating away at your most expensive possession for years before you know. By the time you realize that you have a problem the damage may be so extensive that the cost to repair it is astronomical. On top of the looming repairs you first...

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Termite Dust

Termite Dust If you’ve found a termite infestation and you’ve decided that the best course of action is for you to exterminate them yourself, you may be confused about how to go about doing that. We carry a variety of types of termite treatments to fit the right type for your specific infestation. What is Termite Dust Termite dust is best used when termites are mainly infesting the areas of a building that are difficult to access. For instance, the crawl spaces of a house or the attic are not places...

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Termite Damage

Termite Damage Do You Have Termite Damage? Termites are one of the worst pests you can get in your home. They can literally destroy your home to a point where nobody can any longer inhabit the house. Termites not only eat wood and will consume houses primarily made of wood, they can also chew through plaster and many other materials. Sometimes people have no idea that their house has an infestation of termites until the termites have so ravished the house that costly repairs are needed. With a little...

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DIY Pest Control

DIY Pest Control DIY PEST CONTROL If you’ve discovered that your home is infested with termites you are likely concerned if not panicked about what to do to get rid of them. Termites are not easy critters to eradicate. That is why many people turn to professionals to take care of a termite problem. However, professionals are expensive and hiring one can be a hassle. Additionally when you hire someone else you give them some of the power over your home. Be your own pest removal expert and exterminate those...

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Termite Pictures

Termite Pictures Termites: A Visual Guide Termite Pictures The United States is home to about 50 species of termite, which is quite a low number when one considers that South America has 400 and Africa has at least 1,000 different species. There are three main types of termites: dampwood, drywood, and subterranean, examples of which are below. Termite Pictures Dampwood TermitesPacific Dampwood Termite Scientific name: Zootermopsis angusticollis Quick facts:Found in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho,...

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How to Kill Pests

How to Kill Pests How to Kill Pests Upon discovering that you have an infestation problem, you will likely immediately take action to rid yourself of it, but those little critters can be stubborn in both refusing to leave the premises and refusing to die. If you have unfortunately found yourself to be losing a war against an animal you could squish with a baby’s flip-flop, know that there is hope. If you do not know how to kill pests at all or if you have hit a wall in your campaign to take back your house,...

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Termite Queen

Termite Queen Meet the Termite Queen. Termites are members of the order Isoptera, in which there are five distinct, or major families; Rhinotermitidae, Termopsidae, Kalotermitidae, Termitidae, and Hodotermitidae. Each has distinct traits and several species are able to reside in different habitats. Rhinotermitidae encompass subterranean termite species that are commonly known for infecting homes. Termopsidae tend to make their homes in rotten wood, either found in nature or sometimes in homes. Kalotermitidae...

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Baby Termites

Baby Termites The interesting life cycle of the termite There are over 2,000 different species of termites on the planet and each can have lengthy lifespans that can last years or even decades. They form many unique and interesting types of nests and play an important role in their native ecosystems. They help break down decaying trees in forests and can even contribute to nutrients in the soil if they are the subterranean types. Many animals, and in some areas humans, use them as a primary or secondary food...

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Flying Termites

Flying Termites The Scourge of the Sky: Flying Termites One of the first signs that a home might have a termite problem is the presence of flying termites, which present a very noticeable public showing by appearing in large swarms around the infested area. Flying termites should be considered a fairly ominous sign, as they indicate the existence of an established and mature colony; in fact, most colonies will not produce a swarm until they are four or five years old. Flying Termites or Flying Ant? Termites...

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