5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up

 

Pest Control Links Round-Up
Pest Control Links Round-Up

One Bald Face You Don’t Want at Your BBQ

Bald Face Hornets are notorious for ruining summer barbeques, and such was the case at a neighborhood Memorial Day BBQ recently in Columbus, OH. Read all about it, and what can be done to prevent/remove these hornets and their paper nests. More..

Debunking Home Pest Control Myths

Here are three common pest control misconceptions, debunked by a pest control professional. More…

What Works & What Doesn’t When It Comes To Mosquito Pest Control

Mosquito season is in full swing, and all of us are clamoring for the best mosquito control methods and products as to not contract the deadly West Nile Virus. What works? What doesn’t? More…

When Ants Come Marching In

Ants first send out scouts, looking for discarded food, soda, etc around your home. Once found, the rest of the colony will invade. They are very persistent pests, and will keep coming to your home or yard as long as there is a reason too. More…

Bionic Rats?

Did you know rats have pretty remarkable senses which make them almost seem bionic?! Check out these remarkable rodent traits. More…

 

Pest Of the Week: Cryptotermes Drywood Termites

 

Drywood Termite Droppings
Drywood Termite Droppings

Drywood termites are often times referred to as furniture termites because they frequently gorge on wood or timber furniture. After doing so, it is common for homeowners to see small piles of termite droppings (fecal matter). The wood that these termites attack has to have less than 12 percent moisture content. In this perfect Drywood termite environment, huge numbers of termites chew across the wood grain, constructing elaborate tunnels, and chambers in which they live.

Colonies of Drywood Termites are fewer in numbers then other species of termites, with one colony reaching about 1000 strong. Since colonies are fewer in number, it is common to see multiple colonies in one large piece of dry timber.

Cryptotermes Drywood Termites are common throughout all of the Southern United States, but are most prevalent in dry desert areas of the Southwest. Drywood termite infestations need to be addressed with professional termite control, as they can be very damaging to a home or property.