Termites

Optimal conditions for termite behavior

September 28, 2019 By
For subterranean termites, the probability can be explained in a linear fashion: Y = x1 + x2 + x3 where Y= feeding and damage, x1 = wood decay, x2 = moisture content, and x3 = environmental conditions at the infestation... Read more»

Beware: Termiticide treatment zone disruptions

September 26, 2019 By
Flooding and other effects from significant storms can disrupt termiticide treatment zones. If the termiticide layer is disturbed, the treatment zone may not be effective and the termiticide may need to be reapplied. The key factor that determines whether a... Read more»

Foaming for termites

September 24, 2019 By
Foaming is a great technique that can enhance termite control services. Foam provides more thorough treatment coverage, and can position active ingredients in hard-to-reach areas such as dirt-filled porches and stoops, voids under slabs, slab penetrations, expansion joints, pipe chases,... Read more»
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7 steps for preconstruction liquid subterranean termite wood treatment

August 14, 2019 By
To ensure an even, consistent and successful preconstruction liquid subterranean termite wood treatment, follow these tips. Read more»

Termite infestations: Identification then management

August 7, 2019 By
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE shares details about identifying termite infestations correctly in order to make an effective management plan Read more»

Getting aggressive with an aerial colony

July 28, 2019 By
Carmen Clark, southern Alabama branch manager for Fairhope, Ala.-based Havard Pest Control, has more than a decade of experience in termite control. But as many pest management professionals (PMPs) can attest, he’s never too experienced to learn something new —... Read more»

2 termite control solutions to consider incorporating

July 26, 2019 By
Steve Goscinsky shares some termite control solutions that are often overlooked but might be worth incorporating into your treatments. Read more»
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Termites serve as inspiration for building HVAC

July 16, 2019 By
Termites might have the answer to better-designed HVAC systems and building ventilation, according to a new study. Read more»
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USFS Termiticide Report: Hurricane Michael ravages Florida test site

The U.S. Forest Service provides its termiticide testing report for 2018, despite the damage caused by the October 2018 hurricane. Read more»

Watching the pest lineups change over time

June 17, 2019 By
The PMP team is in a reflective mood this issue, with “A Look Back” examining exactly when ants overtook termites as the top pest in modern memory for the pest control industry. Spoiler alert: We pinpoint it to 1998, for... Read more»
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