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Flying Ants vs. Termites, Termite or Ant? –

Posted: February 3, 2019 at 3:45 am

Differences Between Ants and Termites

For many homeowners, the first obvious sign of termite infestation is a swarm of flying insects. However, not all swarming insects are termites some are flying ants. Pest control experts are trained to distinguish between flying ants and termites based on a few physical characteristics.

Although ants and termites vary in many ways, it can be hard for people to distinguish between them at first glance. In order to identify either pest, it is crucial to know the differences between them.

Whats the Difference?

Flying ants have:

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Termites have straight antennae and wide bodies without pinched waists. They are characteristically black or dark brown. Swarmers, or flying termites, have clear front and back wings that are the same length. More about what a termite looks like.

In contrast, ants have elbowed antennae and pinched waists. Their bodies can be black, brown, or reddish. Flying ants have two pairs of brown-tinted wings that differ in size.

Both ants and termites live in large colonies with designated caste systems. Termites can be found in decaying trees, stumps, wood debris, lumber, and the wooden members of a structure. Some ants, like carpenter ants, also inhabit wood and the wooden parts of structures. Termites can cause serious structural damage since they eat the wood, while carpenter ants do not eat wood and thus generally do not cause structural damage.

The diets of these two pests differ, as ants are omnivores and termites feed on cellulose, which is a nutrient-rich material found in plants. Ants primarily eat nectar, seeds, other insects, and food debris found around and inside homes. On the other hand, termites consume mainly wood, paper, and other cellulose-based products.

Ants go through four stages of development: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Worker ants live for a few months, while queens can live for years. In contrast, the termite life cycle includes egg, nymph (larvae), and adult phases. Most termites survive for a couple years, while termite queens may live for decades.

Both types of pests have similar reproductive cycles. During warm months, fertile winged ants and termites fly from their nests to mate and establish new colonies. In ant species, the male partners typically die after mating with the females. After termites mate, both male and female partners live on and continue to expand their new colonies. Both ants and termites lose their wings after mating.


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Louis Farrakhan: Im Not An Anti-Semite. Im Anti-Termite …

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Editor’s Note: Don’t let the smiling face of this devil fool you. He is a hater. He’s said “Jews are my enemy” and “White folks are going down.”He’s called Trump supporters “racists.”Farrakhan has called for 10,000 volunteers to rise up and “stalk and kill” white people. He’s aligned with a religious/political ideology that is opposed to America, but he’ll tell you he’s just a sweet ole grandpa. Don’t believe it for a moment.

The mainstream left doesnt even attempt to hide its hate, intolerance and racism. These are indeed astonishing times we are living in. The very anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was at Aretha Franklins funeral, alongside Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton all of whom stood center stage. And now this. Twitter, of course, removes conservatives for the slightest infraction, real or trumped-up, but Farrakhan continues to spew his venom unhindered.

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering in Detroit on Sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, and used it as a platform to launch yet another attack on Jews, calling them termites.

Farrakhan posted clips of his speech to his Twitter account on Tuesday.

To the members of the Jewish community that dont like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet Im not mad at you, cause youre so stupid, Farrakhan said.

So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you know they do, call me an antisemite stop it! Im anti-termite! I dont know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.

Farrahkan also spoke out against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged fellow Democrats to condemn Farrakhans statements about Jews.

Farrakhans vile statements against Whites and Jews have been ignored by my fellow Democrats, Hikind said in a press release Wednesday. There is nothing subtle about this modern-day Goebbels hatred. This racist doesnt even hide behind an anti-Israel statement; he just publicly attacks Jews and the Jewish religion, and works to incite hatred and racism among his followers. Even worse, Democrats continue to give him a pass. Former President Bill Clinton sat next to him at Aretha Franklins funeral. It was appalling!

Earlier this year, photographs of Farrakhan meeting with then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 werereleased(see above) after being suppressed to prevent any damage to Obamas presidential ambitions.

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Termite Control South Africa –

Posted: February 2, 2019 at 3:41 am

Termites are often referred to as white ants as they resemble an ant. Unlike ants, termites cause extensive structural damage to properties if they are not controlled by qualified pest control specialists. They are white, as the name white ant implies, with soft bodies and hard powerful jaws which allow them to chew through all wooden materials. In Gauteng, our climate promotes termite infestation, thus, we have two prevalent termite species namely subterranean and harvester termites. Harvester termites attack lawns leaving behind round patches of stripped grass whereas subterranean termites attack all wood within structures.

Termites live within the soil and need to maintain contact with the ground or other moisture source to survive.

The little white ants are not found out in the open, rather, the damage they cause is more easily traced.

Therefore, most clients contact pest control companies like ourselves for a professional opinion!

However, there are several tell tail signs which indicate the presence of termites, namely:

Termites feed on any wood product which contains cellulose including cupboards, skirtings, doors, frames, lawns and even your roof rafters. When feeding, termites eat from the inside out, leaving only a thin layer of timber or paint with NO structural integrity.

Swift termite control is extremely important as insurance companies usually do not cover the damage caused.

This is where we as the Pest Control Pros come in! Our pest control services extend to providing free quotations with recommendations and a termite control plan. Where a subterranean termite infestation is prevalent we would need to treat the nests. This is done by drilling through your foundations under the floor and injecting a termiticide to prevent future infestations. If harvester termites are found on your lawn, we use high pressure pumps to inject the nests with termiticide.

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Termite Treatment – North Jersey Termite

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 7:43 pm

There are several different termite treatment options available depending upon your termite situation.

Conventional termite treatment involves the use of liquid termiticides. We treat actively foraging termites using Termidor.

Termidor is EPA registered and approved and is applied at very low rates. Typically, the active ingredient (fipronil) is just 0.06% of the finished solution.

A Termidor termite treatment begins with trenching. 6 -to- 8 inch deep trenches are dug along the exterior foundation walls where termites are actively foraging. Next, we inject the trenches with Termidor until absorbed into the soil, we then back-fill each trench with un-treated soil. In certain instances when we are unable to trench because of obstructions such as roots or large rocks, we then treat the soil adjacent to the foundation by long rod, injecting Termidor at 6 -to- 12 intervals.

When it is not possible to trench because of concrete slabs, porches or blacktop surfaces, drilling is required. Slabs must be drilled vertically at 12 inch intervals and no more than 6 inches from the foundation. The soil below the slab must be treated from the bottom of the slab to the top of the footing. This method of drilling and treating is also used for dirt-filled porches and stress cracks sometimes found in slabs.

Once the concrete or black-top is drilled, an appropriate low pressure injection method [liquid or foam] is used to treat below the surface of the slab. Following the injection process, all drill holes are then neatly sealed.

When your home is treated with Termidor, a Treated Zone is established around the home. With a Termidor barrier in place, Termites cant smell it, see it, or feel it. Since they dont know its there, they forage freely in a treated area.

Once a termite has ingested or contacted Termidor treated material with its body, it becomes a carrier. Every other termite it contacts will be infectedwhich in turn infects every other termite it contacts. But Termidor termite treatment works slowly, letting termites contact many others before dying themselves. With Termidor there is no odor and no worry for people or pets.

In situations where the infested structure is within 50 feet of a well or 100 feet of a body of water, termite baits and wood treatment applications may be the only treatment options.

Adding foam enhances the coverage capabilities over conventional treatment methods. Generally, a combination of both foam and liquids are required on most treatments. The rapidly expanding action of Termidor foam helps penetrate into remote areas where conventional liquids will not go or reach. Foam is primarily injected under concrete slabs, behind brick or other veneers, into framed walls, hollow block voids and shallow crawl spaces.

Since gaps can occur under slabs when dirt settles, traditional liquids are not always able to provide complete coverage. Therefore, the soil not treated or the underside of the exposed slab provide pathways on which termites can travel.

By using Termidor foam, the foaming action of Termidor is able to carry the pesticide up and onto the bottom of the slab. Termidor foam also provides outstanding lateral coverage to the soil beneath.

This has proved to be invaluable for some homes where settling has occurred underneath the slab. Termidor foam does this by precisely targeting the potential problem area. In most cases foam treatments will provide outstanding coverage and produce results in a relatively short time frame.

BORA-CARE is a patented liquid formulation that protects structural wood from attacking wood destroying organisms. It contains disodium octaborate tetrahydrate also called DOT, a (borate compound) as the active ingredient and also contains glycol penetrants to help the active ingredient diffuse and permeate into the wood. BORA-CARE works by eliminating wood as a food source and or harborage for termites, carpenter ants, wood-destroying beetles and decay fungi.

A BORA-CARE treatment is odorless, does not affect painting, staining or gluing and does not change the appearance of the wood. Most importantly, BORA-CARE treated wood is nontoxic to humans and animals.

BORA-CARE provides double protection by acting as both a contact poison and a repellent to termites. As a contact poison, it will kill termites that come in contact with treated wood. University studies show that BORA-CARE will provide 100 percent mortality to termites in just five days. This is an advantage, since termites are repelled or eliminated before wood damage occurs.

Wood Injection: BORA-CARE is the recommended treatment of choice for wood and wall void treatments. BORA-CARE can be applied as a surface spray on areas such as sills, rim-joists and sub-flooring. Additionally, localized infestations can be treated by drilling small holes into the wood. Holes are then injected with BORA-CARE, thus filling the termite tunnels inside the wood.

Wall Void Foam Injection: Another technique for applying BORA-CARE is foaming. In existing structures where construction is complete, wood can be treated without removing sheet rock or other wall covering by drilling small holes (at least one per void) and applying an expandable dry foam with the consistency of a shaving cream to the interior portions of a wall void. When we want to maximize horizontal coverage to specific areas, [e.g. on sill plates and around wall studs] a foam treatment both protects and provides the best coverage of imbedded termite infestations both on and inside the woods surface.

Click here to see how the Advance Termite Bait System works.

The Advance Termite Bait System utilizes the latest termite research and technology available. It features the ultra low disturbance station design that keeps termites feeding voraciously on the Puri-Cell bait matrix, which leads to colony elimination. The Advance Termite Bait System with its revolutionary dual stage station design is without question the best bait system to come along in the last 10 years as well as the system we recommend above all others!

Find out more about the Advance Termite Bait System

North Jersey Termite can provide the necessary documentation for your closing.

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Click here for a list of full-service Independent Contractors that have experience with termite damage repair and structural carpentry including sistering as well as replacement of sills, floor joists and main beams.

For a FREE EVALUATION of any TERMITE problem

Call North Jersey Termite at (973) 839-9004 or (201) 337-5009 or send an email to

A representative will schedule a comprehensive examination of your home or business. North Jersey Termite will do the following:

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Types of Termite Treatment | Massey Services, Inc.

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Choices in Termite Treatments for Your Home

Our termite treatments include three preventive techniques to protect your home from these destructive insects. The best termite treatment depends on factors that are unique to your home and current termite problem:

Already suffering from a termite infestation? This requires special care and treatment. Contact us right away. Well evaluate which of these termite treatments are appropriate for your situation.

For Drywood Termites, Old House Borers or Powder Post Beetles:

For Subterranean Termites:

We care about your property and your family so the selection of the right termite treatment takes into account many factors. A termite or wood destroying insect infestation is a serious problem. You can rely on the long-standing expertise in termite protection that you get from Massey Services.

If you suspect you have a termite or wood destroying insect infestation, contact us for a free termite inspection now. The sooner you get treatment, the less damage your home will sustain.

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Effective Termite Treatment | EarthRite Findlay, OH

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When termites feed on wood, they eat from the inside out, and the outer surface usually remains intact. This secretive nature makes it possible for termites to remain undetected for years. While damage to wood may not be readily apparent, there are other signs of a termite infestation that homeowners should know about.

Mud tubes on your homes foundation are a major clue that subterranean termites are present. These termites build tunnels out of mud to travel between their underground nests and their food sources. Piles of discarded insect wings, bubbling or uneven paint, or wood that sounds hollow when tapped on are some other signs to watch out for.

Drywood termites can be very hard to detect. Keep an eye out for small, round holes on the surface of wooden objects. You may also see piles of sawdust-like material around your home. This material is termite excrement.

Since these signs are easy to miss, its a good idea to have your home inspected by a professional. The National Pest Management Association recommends getting a termite inspection every one to three years.

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No-Tent Termite Treatments in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete …

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Complimentary Termite Inspections

Because there are several different species of termites present in Florida, professional termite inspections are important when choosing the best treatment plan.Here at Anti-Pesto, we offerfree initial termite inspections,during which one of our highly trained termite exterminators will visit your property to determine the extent of your infestation andprovide you with a detailed report of our findings. From here, we’ll create a recommended termite treatment plan based on the type of infestation you have!

For both our Subterranean Termite Treatmentand Drywood Termite Treatmentprograms, we will:

Here at Anti-Pesto, we utilizethe most advanced techniques, systems, andproducts available to keep your home protected fromtermites. To treat Subterranean colonies, we use Termidor or Altriset, conventional liquid treatments known for their remarkably low toxicities and reliable effects. After treatment, well position you for 24/7, long-term protection against future risk with theinstallation of our border alert termite monitoring/bait system. Locatedat your property, this system means youll never have to worry about termites again! The best part? This planstart at only $29/month!

One of the most common ways to rid a structure ofdrywoodtermites is through tent fumigation, also knowas”tenting.” Although this method is very common, ithas many drawbacks. These include:

Here at Anti-Pesto, we offer a “no tent” option to getting rid of drywood termites in homes. We utilize Bora Care, with the active ingredient of Boric acid, which safely and effectively destroys termite colonies. Thisodorless, low-toxic solutiontakes a little longer than tenting treatments, but is a permanent solution todrywoodtermite infestations. That’s because, unlike tenting, Bora Care has a residual effect that keeps it working.Plus,Bora Care is green, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment, your children, or your pets during the process! Other advantages include:

What’s more, we alsooffer no interest financing for up to 36 months. We understand a termite problem can be expensive, so we do everything we can to help ease the cost. Give our office a call today at 727-524-6333 to see if you qualify!

The evolution of our termite treatments has positioned us to offer you exceedingly secure results that eliminate established colonies and provide long-lasting residual protection. Focusing on the exterior of your home, we make sure your termite protection plan is as non-disruptive to your family as possible. Every termite treatment is backed by our one-year warranty. If you see signs, well return free of charge.

As a locally-owned and operated company here in Florida, we take pride in offering the best termite services to our neighbors in the community.We are proud to provideservice to the greatTampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Riverview, Largo, & Brandon. To see if we service your specific town, check out service area map or give us a call today at 727-524-6333!

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Termite Treatment Services in San Jose and Bay Area by Planet …

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Planet Orange offers a range of treatment options to fit any termite problem. We are most widely known to be the pioneers of the XT-2000 Orange Oil process in Northern California’s Bay Area, but we offer a full range of options and each individual property requires a customized termite treatment plan to ensure the best result. We offer services throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterey and everything in between!

Termite Treatments are completed by state-licensed termite technicians. These individuals have passed the state examination and are licensed as “Registered Applicators” for Termites and General Pests. This means they have passed the required tests to assess their ability to complete termite treatments. Planet Orange then passes these technicians through a certification program to become a Planet Orange Certified technician. Our training program includes both classroom and field-based training to expose our team to the widest possible range of scenarios to help them rehearse situations they will most likely encounter in the field. All Planet Orange technicians complete training and then are placed onto a termite crew with an experienced senior member of the team. This ensures the proper oversight and continued education for at least the first 6 months with the company.

A termite treatment can be very different from property to property. There are many different ways to treat each type of termite and this is the reason to ensure an experienced and licensed Termite Inspector has documented accurate findings into the report. The termite crew will work from this report and treat each item, to ensure a successful eradication of termites. The crew will be responsible for the correct and accurate product-preparation, in addition to the application of such products. Your crew will also have local knowledge to the geography, given that they have treated thousands of homes all over the bay area. A home in Santa Cruz may have very different characteristics and infestations than a home in Concord or Fremont.

Subterranean termites live in the soil and travel to the wood of a property through mud tubes that they build to protect themselves. This creates a basic tunnel between the soil and the home. These tunnels will get more elaborate with time and it is critical to remove these tunnels during treatment, as they may give the mistaken impression that the termites are still active at a later date, if not removed at the time of the termite treatment. The crews job in this instance will be to knock-down and destroy any tubes that they can access. In addition, to treat the infestation, they will have to create a barrier around the perimeter of the building, which ensures that any termites currently feeding off of the structure will come into contact with the selected product. This is achieved by laying a diluted product into the soil around a structure or by injecting the product into drill holes beneath the concrete perimeter. The goal is to ensure a complete and uninterrupted perimeter around the property to ensure that any current or future termite infestation is quickly eliminated. The technicians will fill any drill holes with mortar after the treatment. Many of the products we use will continue to protect a home from subterranean termites for 5 to 10 years, if the treatment provided a complete perimeter that ensures ongoing protection.

Subterranean termites are very common in the San Francisco bay area and colonies can grow very large and cause damage very quickly.

Drywood termites do not travel from soil to wood and instead solely live in wood members of a structure. They feed continuously and are far more difficult to treat, as they do not travel on a predictable path from soil to wood. When attempting to treat drywood termites, a qualified inspector is essential. Drywood termites can multiply without detection by a homeowner and an inspector with the tenacity and the experience is needed to completely understand the structural elements of a building and the behavior of the drywood termite.

Once identified, the inspector will mark the infested areas (normally with chalk) as a way to indicate to the termite technicians where the termites are contained. Although they typically spread slowly, it is important to surround the infestation and treat to the extremes of the infestation to ensure a 100% kill. To do this takes teamwork between inspectors and technicians and a consistent treatment methodology acquired through training and certification.

Most local termite treatments for drywood termites involve injecting a product into the infested areas. This is done by drilling a small hole into the wood and then injecting the product into the hole, allowing the product to spread throughout the wood members and saturate the termite colony. A properly trained and qualified crew will know how much product to use and where to apply for the best effect.

Drywood termites are very common in coastal areas, especially with mild climates, such as the one we have in the Silicon Valley. They will be commonly found from cities like Monterey, all the way into Marin County and beyond.

Most drywood termite treatments are centered around wood areas that are accessible from the exterior of the structure (as this is how they initially entered the structure). Drywood termites can enter extremely small gaps and so around window frames and roof eaves are a favorite entry point. Once in the wood, they can typically spread unchecked by homeowners, as the crawl space and attic are not often checked. It is important to make sure the treatment is thorough and uses sufficient product to ensure a complete eradication of all termites. If some are left untreated, this can sometimes lead to the survival of a colony. In the event a colony survives, the problem has simply been slowed and not fully treated. For this reason, Planet Orange offers a complimentary checkup for all customers, following treatment to ensure that every termite has been eliminated. In the unlikely event that termite activity is noted after a treatment, the team will treat an additional area, as needed. These additional check-ups are typically completed on the anniversary of the initial treatment.

In summary, the termite treatment with Planet Orange will typically be a low-stress ordeal. We strive to offer customers convenience and flexibility and back up every treatment with a warranty to provide peace-of-mind for the future.

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Termite Treatment – Phoenix, AZ | Blue Sky Pest Control

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We understand that having your home or property treated for termites is nearly as unnerving as finding out you have termites: Will the treatment work? What is the best treatment approach for my situation? Who will be in my house? What products will be used? Will the process damage my home, concrete foundation, tile, patio or walls?

At Blue Sky Pest Control, we pride ourselves on providing superior customer service and hire only the most experienced and reputable service technicians to ensure your termite treatment is as thorough, effective, and painless as possible.

Each of our termite technicians has passed comprehensive background checks and drug tests and has received extensive training in the most effective termite-control techniques. Our termite technicians also:

Blue Sky Pest Control designs its service routes to allow our termite specialists plenty of time to perform comprehensive treatments that have been customized for each individual property. We also provide incentives to our team members when they meet our high quality standards.

Blue Sky Pest Controls trained and experienced technicians perform liquid treatments, which are done by trenching around the foundation of a home and where there is hardscape (concrete, tile etc) we drill and then treat under the foundation with a special piece of equipment and then patch the drill hole using patch that has been closely matched with the foundation, stamped concrete or tile color. Liquid treatments are the most common treatment and they are the most effective type of termite control in the Phoenix area.

We use Termidor, which is a non-repellent product that is very effective at eliminating subterranean termites. Termidor is an advanced non-repellent, meaning it is an undetectable liquid that termites cannot see, smell or taste. Because termites dont know Termidor is there, they dont know to avoid it, so the termites touch it and spread it throughout the colony, completely unaware that doing so will generally eliminate the entire colony over a 30 to 60 day period.

At Blue Sky Pest Control, we fully guarantee all of our services, including termite treatment. Most of our termite treatments come with a treatment warranty. Under these warranties, Blue Sky will come back and provide additional treatment if you see evidence of new termite activity within the warranty period.

In addition to guaranteeing our services, Blue Sky Pest Control is known for its high-quality work and superior customer service.

We have received several awards, certifications and honors, including:

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