Subterranean Termite


<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-101" title="Subterranean Termite" src="/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/sub_termite official source.jpg” alt=”Subterranean Termite” width=”140″ height=”138″ />Physical Characteristics

The Subterranean termite swarmer is about 3/8″ long including wings. The body is dark brown to black in color.

The Subterranean termite soldier is about 3/8″ long with mandibles; the mandibles lack teeth.

Behavior

The Subterranean termite swarms during daylight and occurs during springtime. Colonies are located underground, usually below the frost line and above the water table and rock formations. The Subterranean termite builds mud tubes to travel through areas of adverse conditions and will run from the colony and the food source.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Treatment

Soil treatment with long residual insecticides to provide a chemical barrier is the most commonly used control or prevention method for subterranean termites.


Drywood Termite


Drywood TermitePhysical Characteristics

The Drywood termite swarmer ranges from 7/16″ to 1/2″ long including wings. The head and pronotum are orange brown, abdomen is dark brown and wings have a smokey tinge.

The Drywood termite soldier ranges from 5/16″ to 5/8″ or 1/2″, are reddish brown in color with mandibles, and the number of teeth on the mandibles are an uneven amount.

Behavior

The Drywood termite will colonize in attics where temperatures may exceed 131° F. Here they locate their colonies in wood with more favorable temperatures, such as celling joists that have their bottom sides cooled by the A/C below.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Signs of Infestation

Drywood termites eat across the natural grain, eating both spring and summer wood. The Drywood termite will make chambers connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as if finely sanded. When conditions are dry, the Drywood termite will accumulate at the bottom of each chamber with their own fecal pellets to seal it off.

Treatment

Drywood termites are usually controlled by whole house fumigation or localized treatment.


Dampwood Termite


Dampwood TermitePhysical Characteristics

The Dampwood termite swarmer ranges from 3/4″ to 1″ long including wings. The swarmer is light to dark brown in color with a yellow to reddish tinge with dark brown wings.

Behavior

As their name implies, dampwood termites locate their colonies in damp, decaying wood, typically found in old trees, stumps and logs and are known for attacking utility poles, pilings and fence posts.

Signs of Infestation

Dampwood termites eat across the natural grain, eating both spring and summer wood. The Dampwood termite will make chambers connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as if finely sanded. When conditions are dry, the Dampwood termite will accumulate at the bottom of each chamber with their own fecal pellets to seal it off.

Treatment

Soil treatment with long residual insecticides to provide a chemical barrier is the most commonly used control or prevention method for dampwood termites.