Tag: Eastern subterranean termite

West Indian drywood termites. PHOTO: NPMA

American Pest Control spots drywood termites rare to northeast Georgia

November 14, 2019 By
When technician Andy Deutsch spotted a drywood termite in the Five Points area of Athens, Ga., he knew he had encountered something different. Read more»
Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

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»
Eastern subterranean termite photo from istock.com/Michael Pettigrew

Eastern subterranean termite interviewed by PMP

July 25, 2016 By
An interview with an Eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thanks for joining me. I hope this interview isn’t too much for you after a full day of work. Eastern subterranean termite (EST): Oh, I’m always working.... Read more»
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Photo: NPMA

Eastern subterranean termite life cycle, unusual behaviors

June 1, 2016 By
(Reticulitermes flavipes) These pests are criminally cryptic and dastardly damaging. Description: Workers are less than 1/8th in. long, soft-bodied, and creamy-to-grayish white. They have round heads and are blind and wingless. Soldiers have a rectangular, yellowish-brown head, black mandibles and... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Understand termite species behavioral differences

May 11, 2016 By
Termite species can differ greatly in their foraging behavior, and understanding these behavioral differences is critical for controlling them. The Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, and the dark Southeastern termite, R. virginicus, have similar appearances. Their distribution overlaps, so proper... Read more»
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