Tag: drywood termites


Tools for termites

March 24, 2019 By
Product manufacturers share what’s new, what’s coming, and their forecasts for 2019-2025. Read more»

Orkin releases Top 50 Termite Cities list

March 5, 2019 By
Orkin released its first-ever Top 50 Termite Cities list. Miami, Fla., tops the list, followed by Los Angeles, Calif., in second place. Tampa, Fla.; New York, N.Y.; and New Orleans, La., round out the Top 5, respectively. The list is... 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»
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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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Experts share unusual WDI, WDO encounters

March 14, 2017 By
What unusual wood-destroying insect/organism (WDI/WDO) situation have you encountered? Two Pest Management Professional contributors weigh in: “In 1967, we worked on a Formosan termite problem in New Orleans, before we, as an industry, knew what we were dealing with in subterranean... Read more»
Wegner: Formosan-Subterranean-Termite

PMP survey shows solid WDI revenue in 2017

March 1, 2017 By
PMP’s annual reader survey for termites and wood-destroying insects finds an optimistic industry, ready for action. Termites may be tiny, but they cause billions of dollars in damage to wood structures every year. Detection by pest management professionals (PMPs) is... Read more»

5 ways to improve termite management revenue

February 16, 2017 By
When opportunity knocks for this service segment, be sure to open the door. In a slightly different way than general pest control does, termite management services seem to be capable of giving pest management professionals (PMPs) big-ticket revenue … and... Read more»
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Chalk Talk: 10 Tips for Better Termite Management

February 3, 2016 By
  The secret to profitability lies in avoiding retreats at every turn. Occasionally, a subterranean termite job is done correctly. Label directions were followed and there’s no obvious reason why the job should fail — but it did. Why? Here’s... Read more»
Save time and money by correctly performing an inspection for drywood termites.

Callback Cures: Three Tips for Improved Drywood Inspections

October 29, 2015 By
Your ability to correctly perform an inspection for drywood termites (Cryptotermes and Incisitermes spp.) can save you time and a lot of money. However, termites are cryptic and structures aren’t see-through. This is especially true for drywood termite colonies that... Read more»


October 22, 2014 By
When spiders crawl, Temprid SC offers a flexible label that allows indoor and outdoor use. It combines the fast-acting, broad-spectrum control of beta-cyfluthrin with the systemic residual control of imidacloprid to provide premium performance and efficacy. It also fights several... Read more»