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‘Super’ Termite Hybrid in making

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The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in South Florida.  Read more.. 

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The First non-Pesticide Termite Control Available in Texas – Particle Barrier

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Blue Planet Pest Control is introducing non-Chemical Termite Control to Austin.  This natural method of termite control has been used in Hawaii and Australia for decades.  After researching and testing by University of Texas A&M, we now provide limited life … read more »

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Termite Termite Please Go Away – Natural Methods of Getting Rid of Termite in Furniture

Mother nature gives purpose of living for each living creature. Termites are no exception. Termites may be considered as beneficial insect in nature. They help eliminate fallen branches, break down wood debris to convert it to soil. Contrarily, they are … read more »

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Subterranean Termites Inspection

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 … read more »

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Night Time Swarmers – Formosan Termites

We don’t see many Formosan subterranean termites in Austin, Texas, but they still exist in Texas.  The Formosan subterranean termite acquired its name because it was first described in Taiwan (as known as Formosa) in the early 20th century.  Since 1960s … read more »

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Safety Tips around Bees, Wasps or Hornets

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I was helping my 6 year old son do his home work. One of the assignments is to discuss the safety tips when being near bees. Bees help cross-pollinate in spring time. We don’t want to disturb them, nor being … read more »

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Does Frigid Weather Kill Insect Pests?

Does Frigid Weather Kill Insect Pests? NO! Fridged weather Does Not Reduce Pest Population Some Insect Species hibernate. Others Thrive Indoors with Us. The bone-chilling weather around the northeast and much of the nation does not mean that insect pests … read more »

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Are your Pest Control Operators licensed and certified?

Chapter 1951 of the Texas Occupations Code (known as the Structural Pest Control Act) requires that all businesses and personnel who engage in the practice of pest control be licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture through its Structural Pest … read more »

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Termites are often called white ants

Termites are often called white ants, but they are only distantly related to the ants. Termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals.   The mature termite colony has three castes: a) reproductive (king and queen), … read more »

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