Termites cause nearly $40 billion in damage globally each year and destroy parts of more than 600,000 homes annually in the United States alone. How much wood a single colony destroys principally depends on the type of termite , the type and condition.
By Richard Levine Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) and Asian subterranean termites (Coptotermes gestroi) are the most damaging pest species in the world. Both are highly invasive and have spread throughout many areas of the .
An average termite is only a centimetre long, yet these tiny subterranean insects have foiled humans for centuries. "With the Formosan subterranean termites ... Due to the termites' diet, their faecal material consists mostly of partially digested wood.
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A breed of "super- termite " which is one is the most destructive insect in the world causing billion of pounds of damage a year could invade Europe - because of climate change. The Formosan termite has never been eradicated from any place where it has .
A Formosan termite task force created last summer supports the trapping system because Formosan termites colonies can grow up to 10 times the size of a typical subterranean termite colony. The sheer size of a Formosan colony means it can wreak more.
But they weren't the average termites. They were Formosan subterranean termites that have been eating away at the building for some time with colonies in four of the Cummer's oak trees. George Richardson, who works for Peninsular Pest Control, is very .
There are two species of termite in Japan: the native subterranean termite (Reticulitermes speratus) that can be found throughout the country apart from northern Hokkaido, and the Formosan subterranean ... Here are some tips on the prevention and.
One expert said Tuesday that Baton Rouge could soon see its heaviest infestation ever. Monday's muggy conditions followed a weekend of heavy New Orleans rains, which are ideal for the moisture-loving Formosan subterranean termites , widely considered .
There are about 3,000 described termite species, and they have historically been separated into two major groups: lower termites and higher termites . Lower termites are phylogenetically basal and possess protozoa for wood digestions, like their.
Homeowner insurance policies, which cover acts of God such as hurricanes and floods, typically exclude termite damage. Here are some tips to help ... they're consuming. Formosan termites, a super-sized and more aggressive version of subterranean, are.