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2014-03-21 08:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March 25 marks the start of the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association's (PaPMA) annual Termite Awareness Week to promote education and public vigilance against termites. Often called "silent destroyers," termites can live in your home undetected without causing any immediate signs of damage. Termites feed on cellulose, a plant-based material found in wood and many other materials used in home-building. Subterranean termites form colonies...

2013-07-03 23:18:05

Termites Refuse to Eat NyloDeck Composite Decking Material Covington, GA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Great news for NyloDeck owners; bad news for termites: Given the choice to eat NyloDeck or face starvation, termites chose hunger during a recent study performed by the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The four-week testing proved that NyloDeck – a next-generation composite decking material – is resistant to termites, particularly damage caused by the...

2012-10-29 07:26:58

VISTA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today that the Company's flag ship product Eco Red Shield has been approved for use in Hawaii by the Department of Planning and Permitting Building Division, City and County of Honolulu. The basis of approval for use is in conjunction with the ICC-ES Engineering Services Report (ESR-3255) currently in effect. Hawaii approval MM2012-0060 will remain in effect for three years and...

2011-04-14 14:12:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts at Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest control company with branches throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, warn that recent weather conditions are creating the "perfect storm" for spring termite activity. Western Pest Services has already seen increased termite activity compared to this time last year. "The harsh winter in the northern U.S., followed by warm, wet spring temperatures, provide conditions that...

2011-04-06 14:24:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Termites love wood, so discovering a bait they love even more has pest control experts across the country excited. In side-by-side tests where termites could choose between wood or the new revolutionary bait, termites readily preferred the bait. Surprisingly, termites like the bait even more if it ages, cracks or gets moldy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/CG77927-a) (Photo:...

2011-01-17 06:35:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, business owners and homeowners pay out billions of dollars for damages caused by termites. By noticing signs of an infestation, people can contact commercial and residential termite control professionals before the problem gets out of hand. Though it can be difficult to notice an infestation, it is not impossible if looking for the right termite evidence. There are various types of these pests in different areas of the country. Each...

2010-03-01 08:16:00

LAFAYETTE, La., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The blue house under construction was quite a sight in the Louisiana city of Lafayette, named for the French military hero who fought the British in the Revolutionary War. These days the war is against the legendary Formosan termite, which eats away at homes' foundations, especially in Southeastern U.S. where humidity and moisture are breeding grounds for the destructive pest. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100301/LA62130) For Robley...

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2008-10-15 08:50:00

Three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, people still speculate over causes of the destruction of the city's floodwall system. A new article in the fall issue of American Entomologist (Vol. 54, No. 3) suggests that Formosan subterranean termites played a large role. Author Gregg Henderson, a professor at the Louisiana State University AgCenter, discovered Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) in the floodwall seams in August, 2000 "“ five...

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2006-03-09 08:54:46

Texas termite experts are urging homeowners to be watchful when buying mulch and other wood products for their spring gardens to prevent the spread of the voracious Formosan termite. Roger Gold, an entomologist with the Texas Cooperative Extension in College Station, said Texas officials are concerned about the movement of wood products within the state and from across state lines. Formosan termites, which can cause damage more rapidly than other species because of large colonies, have been...

2006-03-04 23:15:00

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - An emptied New Orleans is seeing the return of one long-time resident it could do without: the termite. Scientists had predicted the dirty salt water that flooded New Orleans in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina would spell the demise of the voracious Formosan subterranean termites that have plagued the city for more than 50 years. But Formosans, unlike native termites, can establish colonies in trees or buildings and probably fled to higher ground...


Latest Formosan subterranean termite Reference Libraries

Western Drywood Termite, Incisitermes minor
2013-08-13 11:52:27

The western drywood termite (Incisitermes minor) is a species of termite that is can be found in western areas of North America. Its native range includes northern areas of Mexico and western areas of the United States, but it has also been found in eastern areas of the United States, Japan, China, and Hawaii. This species prefers to reside in Mediterranean climates that are arid, although it will live in other climates, and can often be found in California oak woodlands in many types of...

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2005-07-13 17:42:36

A termite (also known as a white ant) is any member of the order Isoptera. This is a group of social insects that eat wood and other cellulose-rich vegetable matter. Most termite species are tropical or subtropical, but a few live in temperate regions. They are of great biological and economic interest. Termites are soft-bodied, of moderate to small size, and have biting mouthparts. They live in dark nests and tunnels, except when the winged alates emerge to leave their parent colony. The...

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