Termites

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Overcome termite control challenges

January 8, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional‘s columnists and editorial board members what they thought the most challenging aspect of termite control is and how they work to overcome it. Here are some of their responses — including a few extra that... Read more»
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Schedule termite inspections 24/7, online

December 27, 2018 By
Homeowners, business owners and real estate agents seeking termite inspectors typically want immediate results. That’s why one family-owned pest management company created and launched TermitePro.us, a website that lets customers schedule termite inspections online. “We saw this as a basic... Read more»
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Wegner: Formosan-Subterranean-Termite

Formosans found in La Mesa

August 13, 2018 By
Mike Edelen, a wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspector at Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. in San Diego, Calif., recently discovered a new colony of Formosan subterranean termites in La Mesa, half a mile from the original 1992... Read more»
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Learn about termites’ behavior

August 11, 2018 By
We continue to find out more about termites’ secret, underground behavior. A recent University of Florida survey discovered that worker-caste Formosan subterranean termites have a strong urge to return to their central nest when it’s time to molt. Termite colonies... Read more»

Overcoming foundation inspections hindered by mulch

August 9, 2018 By
Dr. Nicky Gallagher with Syngenta Professional Pest Management reveals how to prevent mulch from hindering termite inspections. Read more»
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How to apply termiticides during construction

August 8, 2018 By
Dr. Charles Silcox with AMVAC explains why applying termiticide applications during all construction phases is so important. Read more»
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Apply proactive, pre-construction termite applications

August 7, 2018 By
Mel Whitson with Zoëcon Professional Products discusses a preventive, pre-construction treatment for destructive termites. Read more»
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Properly preserve and protect wood to prevent termites

August 6, 2018 By
Dr. Reid Ipser with Nisus Corp. explains the importance of properly preserving wood to prevent termite intrusion and associated decay. Read more»
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Determine termite species before treatment

August 3, 2018 By
Step one when treating termites is to determine the species, since treatments can be different. Read more»
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Inspect for conducive conditions

August 2, 2018 By
Proper inspection is key to solving and/or preventing termite issues. Read more»