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2014-12-11 23:10:06

With its living termite colony, Termitat aims to bring a museum quality living exhibit to a desktop or bookshelf near you. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December

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2014-05-21 10:23:41

A large international team of researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the Nevada dampwood termite genome, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

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

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:

2013-05-24 23:34:57

Each year termites cause approximately $5 billion dollars of damage to residential structures in the U.S.

2012-08-05 23:00:48

Three termite industry tips to help save homeowners big money! Source: Mike Allen, Author of "Termite Answers" Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2012

Older Termites Pack An Explosive Punch
2012-07-27 06:16:40

Just like wine and scotch, a species of termite has been found to just get better with age, except instead of developing tasty tannins, they develop a bitter way of inflicting pain on their enemies.


Latest Termites Reference Libraries

Darwin Termite, Mastotermes darwiniensis
2013-08-13 11:55:09

The Darwin termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis), also known as the giant northern termite, is a species of termite that can only be found in northern areas of Australia. This species is the only member of its genus and the only living member of the family Mastotermitidae. It does not typically occur in large groups, but if food, water, and space are adequate, populations can number in the millions. This typically occurs in areas where natural conditions have been altered including near piles of...

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...

Yellow-necked Drywood Termite, Kalotermes flavicollis
2013-08-13 11:49:00

The yellow-necked drywood termite (Kalotermes flavicollis) is a species of termite that can be found in Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Slovenia, North Africa, and the Near East. It prefers to reside in Mediterranean habitats, especially in warm coastal areas. This species is xylophagous, consuming mainly wood, so it creates nests in trees, roots, and human structures. The yellow-necked drywood termite can reach an average length of up to .39 inches and the majority of the body is light...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

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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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