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A Termite-Control Twofer: How Baiting One Colony of Formosan Subterranean Termites Can Knock Out the Colony … – Entomology Today

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

A new study shows that a colony of Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) wiped out with insecticide bait is likely to be invaded by a a neighboring colony, which is then also exposed to the bait. (Photo credit: Scott Bauer, bugwood.org) By John P. Roche Termites pose huge economic costs because they consume wood in buildings. Continue reading

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Tiptoeing termites bang their heads to mimic ant footsteps – New Scientist

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 8:43 am

Treading carefully Sebastian Oberst/University of Technology Sydney By Alice Klein It pays to tread lightly. Termites have evolved super-soft footsteps and sharp hearing to evade their noisy enemies. Continue reading

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What is the similarity between humans and termites? – The Hindu

Posted: February 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

The Hindu What is the similarity between humans and termites ? The Hindu A new paper shows that the ancient ancestors of termites found in northern Australia crossed vast distances over oceans, and then followed an evolutionary path similar to humans, migrating from tree-tops to the ground. Mounds sometimes reaching as high .. Continue reading

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Stopping the Conehead Termite Invasion – PCT – Pest Control … – PCT Magazine

Posted: February 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

The conehead termite, which differs from its subterranean relatives with its super-fast reproductive rate, is an aggressive forager known to venture several hundred feet away from the colony to establish satellite nests. Classic television aficionados will remember the zany 1970s Saturday Night Live skit with Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman as the Coneheads, an alien family from the fictional planet Remulak who are stranded on Earth Continue reading

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How termite settlers arrived to help shape the Australian Outback – New Atlas

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Like many great architects of the human world, the critters that have helped shape Australia’s arid Outback are descended from immigrants. In a new paper, researchers reveal that the Nasutitermes triodiae, or “cathedral termites” as they are more commonly known, are not indigenous to the landscape. Continue reading

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Area-Wide Termite Control – PCT Magazine

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Research on Formosan subterranean termites in New Orleans finds that in areas with many termite colonies, elimination of one colony may result in the re-invasion by a neighboring colony. This begs the question: Is it ever possible to maintain a termite-free area? Continue reading

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How Do Floods Affect Termite Treatments? – PCT Magazine

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A long-time pest management professional and industry consultant examines how termite customers can be impacted by floods or moving water. Kenneth Schulze | Thinkstock.com I often receive calls and emails from pest management professionals who are in affected areas about flooding from hurricanes and unusual weather conditions. Continue reading

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Mosquitoes, other insects showing up earlier than usual during warm weather – myfox8.com

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

myfox8.com Mosquitoes, other insects showing up earlier than usual during warm weather myfox8.com Warm winter weather has certain insects popping-up earlier than usual. Continue reading

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How cathedral termites got to Australia to build their ‘sky-scrapers … – Science Daily

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Science Daily How cathedral termites got to Australia to build their 'sky-scrapers … Science Daily They build among the tallest non-human structures (proportionately speaking) in the world and now a pioneering study has found the termites that live in … New paper traces the history of termites — and it's surprisingly similar .. Continue reading

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PPMA Calls for Participation in Termite Awareness Week – PCT Magazine

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Termite Awareness Week is March 12-18. Continue reading

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