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After surveying the area and assessing the damage, Pest Control Plus works immediately to provide you with defence tactics – our action plan is in action before the termites can even know it. Pest Control Plus supplies a specific treatment plan for your home, including various methods and techniques to rid and protect you from future infestation attacks. Your home or building is a truly valued investment, and Pest Control Plus will ensure that these termites will not cause further damage. With documentation, an inspection report, and specified information to spread knowledge and awareness, Pest Control Plus provides you with a solution that helps you from A-Z. The Pest Control Plus team knows exactly what prescription to deliver that will provide you with relief from these invasive pests. If you think you may be having problems with termites, contact us today to set up a consultation and inspection.
Termites are social insects which reside in large colonies. There are three casts: the reproductive, the workers, and the soldiers. The winged reproductive termites each have a pair of equally-sized long wings that are attached to the last two thoracic segments. The winged reproductive termites are dark brown to almost black and about 3/8 inch long. The soldiers are wingless with white bodies and rectangular yellow-brown heads which are two times longer than their width.
Subterranean termite colonies are usually located in the soil, from which the workers build mud tubes to structural wood where they then feed. Subterranean termite colonies are always connected to the soil and/or close to a moisture source.
A mature queen produces 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year. A termite queen may live for up to 30 years, and workers as long as five years.
Subterranean termite colonies are established by winged reproductive termites, which usually appear in the spring. Both the male and female reproductive termites feed on wood, tend to the eggs, and build the initial nest. The presence of swarmers is a good sign and insinuation that a well-established colony is in the structure and/or its immediate vicinity.
For effective termite control, it is important to begin with a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the infestation, the points of entry into the structure, moisture problems and other contributing factors. The next step is to be presented with the development of a plan for control. Since termite control is extremely difficult, it is necessary to contact a pest control company to eliminate this problem.