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Identifying Drywood Termites

An effective method for detecting the presence of drywood termites involves examining for what is known as “termite frass.” Termite frass consists of solid, often multi-colored excrement produced by these insects. It can resemble miniature mounds of soil and is typically found indoors, often against walls or on windowsills within your home.

 

If a colony is in the attic or ceiling of your home, the frass may fall onto the floor or carpet in the middle of the room below.

 

When a drywood termite colony matures, which takes three to five years, termites with wings may begin to appear.

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Drywood Termite Control methods

With recent advancements in termite control technology, fumigation is no longer the sole solution for eradicating termites from your residence. In cases where the termite infestation remains localized and relatively small, we proudly offer a convenient alternative known as our no-tent termite control option.

 

During a thorough inspection of your home, if we identify the presence of a drywood termite colony, our approach entails pinpointing specific areas of termite activity and applying our specialized treatment directly into the concealed termite galleries found within window frames, door frames, and the walls of your home. In addition, we employ a borate-based dust application in your attic.

 

Through the strategic injection of an expanding termiticide foam into these active zones, the applied product seamlessly infiltrates the active drywood termite galleries. As termites inadvertently come into contact with this treatment inside your walls, they unwittingly transfer the termiticide to the remainder of the colony, including the queen.

 

Not only does our no-tent method of termite control tend to be more cost-effective than traditional tent fumigation, but it also eliminates the need for your family or pets to vacate the premises for any duration. Furthermore, the extensive preparation typically required for termite tenting, such as food bagging and adjustments to screens and fences, is entirely unnecessary. Your convenience and peace of mind are paramount in our approach to termite management.

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Identifying Subterranean Termite

Subterranean termites often elude detection due to their subterranean lifestyle or their hidden presence within the wooden structures of your home. Their secretive nature means that they typically remain unseen.

 

However, a telltale sign of their presence becomes apparent during their annual flights, when winged termites emerge and sometimes find their way into your living space. Following these flights, it’s not uncommon to discover discarded termite wings in areas like windowsills, sinks, or bathtubs.

 

The appearance of winged termites or termite wings within your Florida residence or commercial establishment should prompt immediate action. We invite you to reach out to us promptly to arrange a complimentary termite inspection.

 

It’s essential to note that the presence of a termite swarm is indicative of a sizable and well-established colony lurking nearby, possibly already within your property. Typically, it takes a minimum of three years for termite colonies to mature to the point where they produce reproductive swarmers capable of taking flight. Your prompt response to this sign can help mitigate potential damage and safeguard your space.

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Subterranean Termite Biology

Subterranean termites are a type of termite that live in underground colonies and require contact with soil or moisture to survive. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including South Florida.

 

Subterranean termites are social insects that live in colonies, which can range from a few thousand individuals to several million. The colony is composed of different castes, including reproductives, soldiers, and workers.

 

Reproductives are the winged individuals that leave the colony to mate and establish new colonies. After mating, the female lays eggs and becomes the primary queen of the colony. In some species, there may be multiple queens.

 

Soldiers have large, strong mandibles that they use to defend the colony against predators, such as ants. They are also responsible for sealing off any openings in the soil or wood to protect the colony from air currents and desiccation.

Workers are the most numerous caste and are responsible for all aspects of colony maintenance, including nest building, foraging for food, and caring for the young. They have a specialized digestive system that allows them to break down cellulose, the main component of wood, and derive nutrition from it.

 

Subterranean termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures, and their presence should be taken seriously. They tunnel underground and often enter structures through small cracks and crevices in the foundation or other entry points. Once inside, they can cause significant damage to wooden structures, including homes and businesses.

 

Control measures for subterranean termites typically involve treating the soil around the foundation with termiticides or using bait stations to eliminate the colony. Preventative measures include maintaining good drainage around the foundation, avoiding contact between wood and soil, and sealing any cracks or openings in the foundation to prevent termite entry.

 

In South Florida, subterranean termites are a particularly prevalent pest due to the region’s warm and humid climate, sandy soils, and abundance of wooden structures. It is important for property owners in South Florida to be aware of the potential for subterranean termite infestations and to take steps to prevent and detect them early on.

 

 

Subterranean termites swarm in South Florida as part of their natural reproductive cycle. During the swarm, winged reproductive termites leave their established colonies in search of new sites to start their own colonies.

 

This typically occurs during the warm, humid months of late spring and early summer.South Florida provides an ideal habitat for subterranean termites, as the region’s warm and humid climate allows for year-round activity and proliferation. Additionally, the area’s sandy soils provide easy access for subterranean termites to travel and establish new colonies.

 

Subterranean termites are particularly damaging because they tunnel underground and often enter structures through small cracks and crevices in the foundation or other entry points. Once inside, they can cause significant damage to wooden structures, including homes and businesses.

It is important for property owners in South Florida to be aware of the potential for subterranean termite swarms and take steps to prevent infestations. This may include regular inspections of wooden structures, treating the soil around the foundation with termiticides, and sealing any cracks or openings in the foundation to prevent termite entry.

 

If a swarm is detected, it is recommended to contact a professional pest control company to assess the situation and determine the best course of action to prevent further infestation. Early detection and treatment are crucial in minimizing the damage and potential costs associated with a subterranean termite infestation.

The origin of subterranean termites is not precisely known, but they are believed to have originated in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, South America, and Asia. Subterranean termites are estimated to have been on Earth for over 50 million years.

 

Subterranean termites have evolved to live in soil and require moisture for survival. They are able to extract moisture from the soil and use it to maintain their colony and to break down and digest cellulose, the primary component of wood. Subterranean termites have developed a symbiotic relationship with protozoa that live in their digestive system and assist in breaking down cellulose.

 

Subterranean termites have been spread around the world through human activities such as trade and transport of wooden objects, including furniture and shipping crates. They are now found in many parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

In the United States, subterranean termites are found in most states, but are most prevalent in the southeastern states, including Florida. The warm, humid climate of Florida provides an ideal environment for subterranean termites to thrive and proliferate.

 

Subterranean termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures, and their presence should be taken seriously. It is important to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of infestation and to have regular inspections to detect and treat any infestations early on.

 

Control measures may include treating the soil around the foundation with termiticides, using bait stations to eliminate the colony, and sealing any cracks or openings in the foundation to prevent termite entry.

 

Drywood Termite Biology

Drywood termites (family Kalotermitidae) are a type of termite that live in dry wood and do not require contact with soil or moisture to survive. They are found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including in the southern United States.

 

Drywood termites are social insects that live in colonies, which typically consist of several thousand individuals. The colony is composed of different castes, including reproductives, soldiers, and workers.

 

Reproductives are the winged individuals that leave the colony to mate and establish new colonies. After mating, the female lays eggs and becomes the primary queen of the colony. In some species, there may be multiple queens.

 

Soldiers have large, strong mandibles that they use to defend the colony against predators, such as ants. They are also responsible for sealing off any openings in the wood to protect the colony from air currents and desiccation.

 

Workers are the most numerous caste and are responsible for all aspects of colony maintenance, including nest building, foraging for food, and caring for the young. They have a specialized digestive system that allows them to break down cellulose, the main component of wood, and derive nutrition from it.

 

Drywood termites are known for their ability to cause significant damage to wooden structures. They excavate galleries in the wood, which weakens its structural integrity and can lead to collapse. They also produce pellets of fecal matter, which can be a tell-tale sign of their presence.

 

Control measures for drywood termites typically involve fumigation or heat treatments to eliminate the colony. Preventative measures include using treated wood and maintaining good ventilation in wooden structures to reduce the likelihood of infestation.

 

Drywood termites swarm in South Florida as part of their natural reproductive cycle. During the swarm, winged reproductive termites leave their established colonies in search of new sites to start their own colonies. This typically occurs during the warm, humid months of late spring and early summer.

 

South Florida provides an ideal habitat for drywood termites, as the region’s warm and humid climate allows for year-round activity and proliferation. Additionally, the area’s abundance of wooden structures, including homes and businesses, provide ample food sources for drywood termites to feed on and establish their colonies.

 

It is important for property owners in South Florida to be aware of the potential for drywood termite swarms and take steps to prevent infestations. This may include regular inspections of wooden structures, treating wood with pesticides or sealants, and maintaining good ventilation to reduce moisture levels.

 

If a swarm is detected, it is recommended to contact a professional pest control company to assess the situation and determine the best course of action to prevent further infestation. Early detection and treatment are crucial in minimizing the damage and potential costs associated with a drywood termite infestation.

 

Drywood termites are believed to have originated in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and South America. Fossil evidence suggests that drywood termites have been present on Earth for over 100 million years.

 

Drywood termites are adapted to live in relatively dry environments and do not require contact with soil or moisture to survive. They are able to extract moisture from the wood they consume and have evolved mechanisms to prevent water loss through their exoskeleton and digestive system.

 

Drywood termites have been spread around the world through human activities such as trade and transport of wooden objects, including furniture and shipping crates. They are now found in many parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

In the United States, drywood termites are commonly found in the coastal regions of California, Florida, and Texas, as well as in Hawaii. They are also present in other warm, dry regions of the country, such as Arizona and New Mexico.

 

Drywood termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures, and their presence should be taken seriously. It is important to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of infestation and to have regular inspections to detect and treat any infestations early on.

 

Sentricon® is a patented eco-friendly termite control system that will eliminate entire subterranean termite colonies.

 

Termite Swarms are ongoing. They continue to destroy 24 hours per day, 7 days a week  In fact the average American will suffer $9000 in damages before they realize that they have a termite problem. Regardless of whether your home is infested with Drywood or Subterranean termites,  Pest Busterzz has treatments protocols for fast & efficient eradication.

 

Sentricon® System includes Always Active technology for long term protection

 

Sentricon® stations with Recruit® HD termite bait are positioned in high-traffic termite areas to bait termites

 

Termites consume the bait faster than they do wood, helping to accelerate the elimination process

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