Tag: subterranean termites

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Joining forces to ensure protection from termites

April 2, 2019 By
Spray foam insulation is a popular option for homeowners who want to reduce heat loss and lower utility bills, but it can mask termite activity. Read more»
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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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Video shows subterranean termite’s damage to a house

March 27, 2018 By
The video represents an analogy of damage the Formosan subterranean termite can have to a structure. Read more»
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13 techniques for tweaking termite baiting

February 22, 2018 By
As with any relatively new control technique, one learns how to improve upon it over time and trial. Read more»
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2017 PMP Hall of Fame Inductee: Chuck Steinmetz, a company builder

October 16, 2017 By
Even at age 77, Chuck Steinmetz still maintains the enthusiasm that enabled him to climb the ladder of success in the pest management industry. Read more»
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Sell your business when the time is right

September 25, 2017 By
Knowing when it’s time to sell your company depends on many factors; here’s why one PMP struck a deal. Thirty-two years after starting his pest management company, Gary Maschmidt knew it was time to sell Gary’s Quality Pest Control. “I... Read more»
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How do termites invade structures?

August 17, 2017 By
Like any animal, subterranean termites must have food, water and shelter. They also try to take the easiest way to obtain all three items. Keep this in mind when inspecting for how and where these termites can invade a structure.... 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»
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Termite tubes: Photo roundup from PMPs

February 23, 2017 By
It’s not every day that a termite inspector sees an active mud tube at an account. And it’s certainly not every day that he or she sees one built like these. If you’ve got a photo to share, please send... Read more»
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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»