were given no choice but to consume just one variety of wood for 6 weeks, six of the woods--redwood, Brazilian jatoba, Peruvian walnut, Honduran mahogany, Alaska yellow cedar, and teak--showed some level of natural resistance and caused an average of better than 75 percent termite
A far better technique, the Sentricon [R] System, removes the underground termite
swarm and also it's an environment-friendly method.
This is termite
swarming season and termites
What's most interesting to entomologist Gregg Henderson of Louisiana State University is that Chouvenc and Su have declared human termite
science a 50-year failure at biological control, yet "show how simply and elegantly it is performed by the termites
Several methods have been developed and investigated for nondestructive detection of termite
The presence of mud tunnels indicates a widespread termite
presence," he said.
Bardunias & Su (2005) suggested that because natural termite
tunnel networks are excavated within a limited soil horizon, a planar arena might allow for a more natural tunnel expansion than a volume of soil that is deeper but with limited lateral distance.
have become a serious threat both to structures and living trees.
They are able to detect termite
foraging activity either through soil vibration or chemical cues.
Besides a boom in mosquitoes, expect to see more termites
, bees, spiders, cockroaches and ants.
Once the colony has been eliminated, the system remains in place to detect any further termite
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While watching a nature program on television, architect Mick Pearce found inspiration in the mound of the lowly termite
swarming season has arrived, and homeowners should use care to avoid being victimized by termites
- or by unscrupulous pest control companies.
More than 100 termite
experts ─ with a combined 2,000 years of experience ─ say these are the top 10 mistakes homeowners make when it comes to termites