Termites

Termite management: Rely on education, training for revenue

February 2, 2018 By
The importance of termite management cannot be overstated. Read more»

4 key areas for termite management success

January 22, 2018 By
Avoid common mistakes to keep your reputation intact and ensure satisfied customers. Read more»

PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species

December 6, 2017 By
Carpenter ants top our State of the Industry lists this year. Read more»

How do termites invade structures?

August 17, 2017 By
Like any animal, subterranean termites must have food, water and shelter. They also try to take the easiest way to obtain all three items. Keep this in mind when inspecting for how and where these termites can invade a structure.... Read more»
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Proper termite identification is imperative

July 26, 2017 By
Termites have been swarming in some areas of the country since early spring. Depending on where you live and what species you have present in your area, these swarms may extend well into the summer. One of the questions I... Read more»
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Termites quickly sense environmental disturbance

July 19, 2017 By
Termites are able to detect the smallest amount of disturbance in their environment. In fact, it is not uncommon to place a log on the ground in a wooded area and have subterranean termites present within 24 hours. This behavior... Read more»
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Train technicians to recognize termite activity

July 12, 2017 By
Regardless of whether termite services function as a separate division within a pest management business, all technicians should receive regular, basic training about termite biology, behavior and control. Technicians who haven’t been trained how to recognize termite activity might be... Read more»
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Know your termite species

July 6, 2017 By
Not every termite is Reticulitermes flavipes. Be alert for signs of unexpected termites. We have dozens of termite species, but only a few are found damaging structures. It’s pretty easy to recognize termites, but telling one species from another at... Read more»

Termite inspectors are a house’s ‘doctor’

July 5, 2017 By
A good way to train new inspectors is to have them understand that they are the house’s “doctor.” Doctors use all the tools available to find the exact location of the problem. Their next step is to explain what was... Read more»
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Use silica dust for drywood termite prevention

June 28, 2017 By
Drywood termites commonly enter structures through attic or foundation vents, or under eaves or shingles. Unlike subterranean termites, they don’t require a connection to damp soil, so they don’t construct mud tubes over concrete. The appearance of tan to reddish-brown... Read more»
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