Tag: drywood termite

Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

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»

Termite jobs: Follow these guidelines for success

May 24, 2017 By
The key to success in any termite job is to follow these principles: Choose appropriate products and follow label directions to the letter. Keep up-to-date with your state regulations. Follow personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Carry a spill kit, and... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Termites, Tips and Tricks
Photo: Pest and Diseases Image Library

How to train technicians for termite inspections

May 17, 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»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Tips & Tricks: Treatment Options for Drywood Termites

November 10, 2015 By
Drywood termites usually are found in the humid coastal and subtropical regions of the U.S. But several species are found in the desert southwest, and they appear to be spreading. Tent fumigation is a standard treatment choice for drywood control.... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , and posted in Drywood Termites, Termites, Tips and Tricks
Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

Most Wanted: Distinguished Termites

October 17, 2014 By
Species: subterranean termite (Reticulitermes spp.) Distribution: many areas of U.S. Environment: found in soil, moist areas Behavior: constructs shelter tubes, without fecal pellets Description: workers and soldiers are about 0.25 in.; alates are about 0.5 in. Species: Formosan termite (Coptotermes... Read more»