Termite season has started in Austin, Texas. I found a good video from an house inspector about subterranean termites. Blue Planet Pest Control termite inspectors also actively help home owners, business owners and builders treate, pre-treat or inspect termites.
Subterranean termites are one the most destructive wood destroying insects in the United States. They cause billions of dollars of damage each year, more property damage than is caused by fire and windstorm combined.
In nature, subterranean termites are beneficial. They break down dead trees and other wood materials that would otherwise accumulate. The biomass of this breakdown process is recycled back to mother earth. You could visit this website to know more about tree removal.
Termites are not considered a pest until they attack and infest the wooden elements of our homes or businesses. Their presence is not always noticeable because they hide their activity behind wall boards, siding or wood trim. If you want the best pest and bug removal company, then contact Environmental Pest Control Inc.
Several species of termites are found in the United States; they live in every state except Alaska. The two major types of termites that can be found in Texas are the “Formosan Termite and the Subterranean Termite.” We are going to dedicate this video to the Subterranean Termite.
Understanding the Biology and Habits of termites is important, After a termite colony has matured, which normally occurs after 2 to 4 years, swarmers are produced. Swarming usually occurs from January through April, during the daylight hours, usually after a rain. Environmental factors such as heat, light and moisture trigger the emergence of swarmers.
Both male and female swarmers fly from the colony and travel varying distances. They are extremely weak fliers and wind currents usually carry those that travel any distance. Only a small percentage of swarmers survive to develop colonies; the majority fall prey to birds, toads, insects and other predators. Many also die from dehydration or injury.
Moisture is very important to the subterranean termite, which have very little resistance to dehydration. To survive, they must maintain contact with the soil which is their primary moisture source or other above-ground moisture sources, such as in structures with defective plumbing or guttering. If you have subterranean termits contact local plumbers near cumming ga to have them removed as soon as possible. Subterranean termites derive their nutrition from wood and other material containing cellulose. Wood, paper, cotton, cardboard, burlap or other plant products are often actively attacked and consumed by termites.
Termites foraging for food above ground protect themselves with shelter tubes, which are sometimes called mud tubes. Worker termites build these tubes from particles of soil and wood that are held together by salivary secretions and fecal matter. The tubes may be thinly constructed or large and thick-walled to accommodate larger numbers of termites to move between the colony and the food source. This construction material can also be found lining the galleries built in the wood being attacked and aids in identifying termite-damaged wood. Shelter tubes often are used to bridge masonry or other obstacles, allowing termites access to a food source (wood) above ground.
Thorough inspections can determine whether an infestations and wood damage is present, whether remedial control measures are needed, and what conducive conditions that are present that would encourage a termite infestation. Inspections should be performed by a licensed termite inspector well trained in construction elements and familiar with termite behavior and environmental requirements for termite survival. If you feel that you are in need of a quality inspection for wood destroying insects in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, call our office to speak with one of customer care coordinators today. If you live outside of our coverage area, you should be able to find a licensed termite inspector through the State Regulatory Body that regulates the Pest Control Operators in your area or state.
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