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5 Geographical Regions in the USA Where Termites Thrive

Monday, 19. May 2014 5:39

Termites are eusocial insects that feed on dead plant material such as wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. These are found in tropical and sub-tropical area; so these regions need more termite killer projects and termite treatment procedures. Termite colonies can mature from hundreds to several million individuals. The activity level of a termite and active species vary from region to region.

Some well-known species of termites are damp wood, dry wood, Formosan and subterranean termites. Each of them is found in specific regions of the United States of America. This is because they thrive in regions that offer the right balance of moisture such as dry or damp and appropriate temperature such as above or below freezing point for colonies to thrive. Following is the classification of termites according to the regions where they thrive in USA to aid in your termite control plan.

    Dry wood termites characteristically cannot survive below freezing point so they live in southern states and adjoining areas. These areas do not reach freezing temperatures during the winter.
    Subterranean termites sustain a wider range of temperatures. So they are found every state except Alaska.
    Formosan termites are also prevalent in the southern United States; provinces include Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
    Damp wood termites are located in Southwest parts on the Pacific coast, and also in central and southern Florida. These termites do not infest building structures.

Hopefully the above information will be useful for you during a termite treatment process. Like the post? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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How Furniture gets Destroyed by Termite Attacks?

Wednesday, 12. February 2014 5:11

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Termites travel from one parent to another and destroy everything that comes in their way. They can cut through surfaces as hard as wood. There is a specific species of termites called dry wood termite that attacks wooden furniture. These termites get into low moisture areas, nest in it and start breeding in large numbers. The worst part about termite infestation is that these insects do not restrict  the attack to one furniture piece; they happily spread their ruinous attacks by cutting through all the wooden furniture that comes in their way and even then keep venturing out into newer wooden pastures! Nothing gets spared by a termite attack, be it a wooden roof, floor board, furniture, photo frame, clock or cutlery. Below enlisted are a warning signs of termite infestation for homeowners. [...]

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Can You Make an All-Natural DIY Termite Spray?

Wednesday, 12. February 2014 4:39

Termites ControlThere are several organic pest control preparations that are as effective against termites as any other chemicals or pesticides. Since of all the termites, only subterranean termites cause a major part of the wood infestations all over the world, terminating them from a home is not that difficult. Some natural termite treatment methods are as follows: [...]

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