Tag: Subterranean Termite

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»

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»

ProBest protects an architectural legacy

April 14, 2019 By
During his 70-year career, innovative and influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures and furnishings in harmony with their surroundings. ProBest Pest Management, Gilbert, Ariz., currently services 24 of the 30 Frank Lloyd Wright structures in Scottsdale, Ariz. Owner Keith... Read more»
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Tools for termites

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

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»
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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»
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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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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»

Tips and Tricks: 7 Signs of Subterranean Termite Infestation

August 4, 2014 By
Mud shelter tubes or tunnels are the most common signs of subterranean termite infestation, but here are seven more factors to consider: damaged exterior wood that contains soil or termite carton material (mixture of soil, chewed wood and excrement) in... Read more»