At a glance, termites appear as semi-opaque, soft-bodied, socially adept, meticulous insects. They incessantly feast on semi-solid building materials, such as wood, graphite, clay, mixtures of asphalt and crushed gravel, sand, plaster or mortar. Termites exemplify a ravaging force of intrinsic qualities that purposely destroy everything in the path. Termites equal devastation.
The more you know about termites, the easier it will be to ascertain how they fit into the scheme of things on earth in lieu of their destructive affect on your home and community at large. Without a doubt, they are menacing insects, but they also serve the environment.
Termites Benefit the EnvironmentTypically conceived as destructive pests, termites hold integral attributes that benefit the environment. Consequently, prior to the implementing termite control techniques, you should probably evaluate the value these insects possess regarding the ecosystem.
The tunneling action imparts refinement of the ground soil because of exposure to air. The discharge and decomposition of termites waste product acts as soil fertilizer. This natural process improves soil quality. The soil enriched with minerals nurtures the foliage that sprout. As domesticated animals feed, they ingest the rich source of minerals that provides healthful nutrition.
Termites OrganizationTermites possess organizational traits resembling ants, specifically the male monarch, the female monarch, flightless infertile soldiers with large heads and powerful jaws conformed for defending the colony, and workers.
Termite colonies may incorporate limitless numbers who hunt for food and provisions. Termite female monarchs demonstrate the ability to produce an egg in increments of 15 seconds around the clock, and the queens live for about 15-25 years. A few queen termite species live up to 50 years.
Termites embark on their swarming ritual typically in the months of January in the southern provinces and in the northern region s of the USA between May and June. Termites encompass over 20,000 specific types of termites. The more common variety of termites living in the USA includes Subterranean termites, Drywood termites, Dampwood termites, and Formosan termites.
While each of these types of termites looks very similar, comparing different pictures of termites clearly show the differences between species. The easiest way to tell which termite species you are looking at is by look at the soldiers. Each type of termite soldier has distinct physical attributes that set them apart.
Termite DamageDisreputably, termites are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage in the USA yearly. With the exception of Alaska, termites overrun virtually millions of residential and business properties annually.
Techniques to entrap termites with bait and chemicals may not effectively eliminate termite settlements when separately applied. You will have greater success enlisting a joint advance particularly critical given the extent of the infestation.