Until recently, termites were classified as Isoptera, but are now known as Termitoidae, or part of the cockroach family. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, including wood, soil, rotting leaves, or animal defecation. Economically, these pests can be a great problem as they can cause serious structural damage to buildings, and tremendous damage to forests and crops. These pests, live in colonies which may house several hundred, to several million individual termites. Surviving with self organized systems of activity, they use swarm intelligence which exploits food services and environments unavailable to any single insect acting alone. A termite colony contains nymphs, workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes containing several egg laying queens.
The complete nest…
A Queen, at maturity has a large capacity to lay eggs. These queens can produce more than 2000 eggs a day as the body expands before mating, thus reducing her ability to move. The meeting begins with her secreting pheromones, which are useful in colony integration and these are thought to be spread through shared feeding. The king rose only slightly larger after initial mating continues today with a Queen for life. A Queen can live 45 years. These pests have developed greatly over the centuries, and we need to develop ways to prevent them from destroying our homes. The problem with them is that their damage is quite often concealed, so we cannot see the damage that they are doing to our homes and buildings. Once they are inside your home, they don’t limit themselves to wood, but also damage paper, cloth, and carpeting. Through pesticides, humans have caused a drastic population decline in these pests. There are many ways to treat these pests, and such treatments are:
· Termite resistant concrete, steel, or masonry foundations
· Barriers, such as poisoned soil, or poisoned plastics
· Chemically treated woods
· Woods naturally termite resistant
If termites have gotten into your home already, your first course of action is insecticides. Your first action is to call a professional team like Absolute Pest Management. Being your first line of defense, we can address the problem before they destroy your home. After that, we can assist you with steps on how to greatly decrease the options they have in getting into your home. But your first step is to give us a call, and you can do that by dialing 1-877-600-2263. Dispatching a technician immediately, we can rid your home of termites.