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Proper Termite inspection and identification is critical in preparing a service plan. Termites are small, white, tan, or black insects that may cause damage to wood in structures. They feed on the main component of wood. Cellulose.
Termites are social and can form large nests or colonies, consisting of different members. (Queen, Workers, and Soldiers) Physically the largest individual is the queen. Her function is to lay eggs, sometimes thousands in a single day. Other Cast Members can include individual colony defending soldiers. They protect the colony from other predators such as ants. However, the largest group of termites in a colony are the workers. They work round the clock, tending to the queen, fortifying the colony, or gathering food from your structure. (Wood-Cellulose)
Amazingly, subterranean termites are long-lived; queens may live for decades while workers may survive for 3-5 years.
Signs of termite infestation include swarming of winged forms in fall and spring and evidence of tunneling in wood. The common masticated wood shelter or mud tubes is a sure sign of subterranean termite presence in the interior or exterior of the structure. Subterranean Termites build shelter tubes to protect their bodies from the elements including air, light, sun, and predators.
Termites are sometimes confused with winged forms of ants, which also leave their underground nests in large numbers to establish new colonies and swarm in a manner similar to reproductive stages of termites. Sometimes flies – larvae (Maggots) can also be confused as termites.
Subterranean termites normally require moist environments. To satisfy this need, they usually nest in or near the soil and maintain some connection with the soil through tunnels in wood or through mud or shelter tubes they construct. These shelter tubes are made of soil with bits of wood, feces excrement, or other materials. If unattended, termites may cause unforeseen damage and repair costs. Most termite species swarm in spring, summer, or fall, although spring swarms are not uncommon for subterranean termites. New queens are winged during their early adult life but lose their wings after leaving their original colony. An infestation begins when a mated pair finds a suitable nesting site near or in wood and constructs a small chamber, which they enter and seal. Soon afterward, the female begins egg laying, and both the king and queen feed the young on predigested food until they are able to feed themselves.
Once workers and nymphs are produced, the queens are fed by the workers and cease feeding on wood. Termites go through incomplete metamorphosis with egg, nymph, and adult stages. Workers also feed other colony members. The soldier termites defend the colony against predators or threats.
TERMITE SERVICE PROTOCOL
Termite management requires special skills, including knowledge of building construction. An understanding of termite biology and identification assists proper treatment techniques. Dependable service techniques vary depending on the species causing an infestation. Multiple colonies of the same species of termite or more than one species of termite can infest a building. Any of these variables will influence your control approach. Use an integrated program to control subterranean termites. We believe that Termidor or other proven materials are the superior market product today to correct a subterranean termite problem.
TERMITE SERVICE PROTOCOL
Termite service requires special licensing, equipment, and skills, including knowledge of building construction. An understanding of termite biology and identification assists in proper treatment techniques.
Service techniques vary depending on the species causing an infestation. Multiple colonies of the same species of termite or more than one species of termite can infest a building. Mostly we find Subterranean Termites here in the Valley. We create an individual structure treatment plan that allows proper treatment. Most subterranean termite treatments consist of vertically or angle drilling (Stem Walls) concrete areas adjacent to exterior structure and garage or shop walls. Some interior drilling or foaming may be necessary as well. We apply the chosen termiticide Termidor through the drilled holes at the material rate and patch the holes with a concrete mix. The exterior soft areas where dirt, rock, grass, are adjacent to the stem wall are trenched and treated per the material label. Once the liquid has been absorbed into the soil we rake the dirt and landscape materials back into place attempting to restore the original appearance. Then Clean up follows after all, treatments. While Termidor is the most expensive material it is thought to be the most effective Subterranean termite treatment.