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Swarming termites along the Coast – WXXV News 25

Posted: May 13, 2021 at 1:51 am

The large swarms of termites are back along South Mississippi and have residents bugging out.

Swarming season starts right before Mothers Day each year and this year is no different. This is the time of year when termites find new homes and start new colonies.

The type of termites that many are dealing with are known as Formosan termites. In the winter, the termites overpopulate and when May hits the termites colonize and so does population control.

Entomologist Bruno Milanese of Bay Pest Controls give News 25 more details on Formosan termites. These particular termites do not actually eat wood themselves, they are just reproductive, and they dont carry diseases and they dont bite but nobody really likes 100 termites landing on them in the evening time. They are attracted to light. So, if you turn off the lights on the exterior of the home, close the windows that will reduce it, that wont stop it. Majority of these will stay outside. They only fly for a short period of time. They lose their wings and then the male and females attempt to mate and then get back into to ground.

Milanese says you only need to be concerned about Formosan termites when there are hundreds inside of your home.

Janae Jordan is from Prichard,Alabama. Janae graduated from Troy University in 2020 with a Masters in Strategic Communications and in 2019 with a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism . While at Troy University she was an anchor, producer and reporter for the on campus news station. Janae was also a social media ambassador for the universitys social media pages and blog page. Janae worked as an Associate Producer in Mobile, Alabama before joining our news team. Janae is excited to meet new people, explore the area, and tell impactful stories.

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Sponsored | Ask David: Detecting termites in tri-cities homes, and more real estate advice – TheRecord.com

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Dear David,

Ive heard there are termites in some parts of the city. How do I find out where they are and protect myself? GNAWING FEAR

DEAR GNAWING: The mere mention of termites is enough to strike fear in the heart of any homeowner. These white, rice-sized insects turn wood into soil and reproduce at an alarming rate, which makes them pretty unwelcome house guests. The eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species in southern Ontario. Naturally occurring colonies are rare but are thought to have made their way into cities on infected cargo, such as firewood.

Termites live in large colonies, but because they dig and move frequently, they tend to go unnoticed until they do damage. Outdoors, they are easy to spot on affected mulch, tree stumps, scrap wood or wooden retaining walls. Once indoors, they are harder to locate.

Because termites can enter a home through hairline cracks in the foundation, initial signs of termite damage typically show up in the basement. Termites build shelter tubes to insulate their environment and retain moisture. In an infected home, these tubes may appear as discoloured streaks on walls and trim, patches of stained wood, or areas where paint is crackedand bubbled. If the insects have been active, it may be possible to locate hollow spots by knocking on the walls.

Though uncommon locally, termites are known to exist in parts of Fergus, Elora, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Affected areas in the tri-cities tend to be hyper-local and limited to specific streets.

Municipal governments have varying degrees of transparency when it comes to termite information. The City of Guelph posts management maps and neighbourhood updates on the Guelph.ca website. The City of Kitchener offers general information onlineand asks residents to call the building department (519-741-2312) with any concerns. Information is extremely limited on city websites in Waterloo and Cambridge.

If you hear rumours of termite activity in your neighbourhood, I recommend having your property professionally inspected. If termites are found, youll need to have them removed by a professional termite control company, hopefully before they do structural damage. This is not a job to tackle on your own.

PRO TIP: An experienced Realtor can share information about locations that have been affected by termites. If you happen to be buying in one of those areas, I recommend having a termite inspector look at the property before you make a firm offer. For added protection, your offer can request an acknowledgement from the seller or listing agent to confirm the property does not have a termite issue. #AskDavid #Advice

David Schooley is partnering with 570 News host Mike Farwell and the Farwell4Hire campaign in support of cystic fibrosis research. Now through May 30, David will donate $1,000 to Farwell4Hire for every home his clients buy or sell. To reach David, call or text 519-577-1212.

David Schooleyis an award-winning real estate Broker with RE/MAX Twin City in Kitchener. Recently dubbed the Michael Jordan of Real Estate, his keen understanding of the nuanced local market is built on 30 years of entrepreneurial success in Waterloo Region. Fervently dedicated to client success and community support, his "Stuff the Hummer" family events have raised over 200,000 emergency meals (and counting) for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

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Mayor – News – May 2021 – City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abatement T – City of New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito abatement tonight in the Upper 9thWard, Lower 9thWard, and Gentilly. In addition, areas bounded by St. Bernard Avenue, I-610, I-10, France Road, and Lakeshore Drive and bounded by Bullard Avenue, I-10, Crowder Boulevard, and Morrison Road. Treatments will be conducted by airplane or truck from 7:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., weather permitting. Routine surveillance has indicated an elevated number of mosquitoes in this area, triggering the treatments.

NOMTRCB urges residents of New Orleans to protect themselves from biting mosquitoes and West Nile virus by avoiding mosquito bites. These actions include limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, using EPA-approved insect repellents, reducing the number of mosquitoes around the home, and mosquito-proofing your home by maintaining screens on windows and doors. We are also urging people to empty water-filled containers around the home and yard to reduce potential mosquito breeding sites.

It is imperative for residents to remain vigilant in removing standing water by emptying containers. Water in containers that cannot be removed, such as bird baths, sugar kettles, pools, and ponds, should be changed weekly. At this time of the year, mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult within 7-10 days, highlighting the importance of checking your property for standing water on a weekly basis. Remove trash and clutter, including discarded tires, buckets, tarps and any other items that may collect water. Swimming pools and fountains should be operational and circulating. A mosquito can lay eggs and develop in a space as small as a bottle cap, so every container counts.

For additional information regarding West Nile virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.

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Rain and storms increase Wednesday – WDSU New Orleans

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Rain and storms increase Wednesday

Updated: 10:36 PM CDT May 10, 2021

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MARGARET: LOOK WHAT MARGARET JUST SENT ME. TERMITES. MAN, I HATE THOSE GUYS. THEY ARE JUST AWFUL ALL RIGHT. LET'S LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING. WHAT WE HAVE IS A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT'S IN THE AREA. THROUGH YET. IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME MOVING THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY. BUT YOU'LL NOTICE WE HAVE GOT SO FOR TOMORROW, THERE IS A LOW RISK OF SEVERE, REALLY JUST PART OF OUR VIEWING AREA. THEN YOU GO INTO WEDNESDAY, EARLY THURSDAY, AND THE ENTIRE AREA HAS THAT LOW RISK FOR SEVERE. MAINLY DAMAGING WINDS. OFF AND ON RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY. LOW RISK SEVERE. THURSDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70'S. OH, BY THE WAY, SOME PATCHY MORNING FOG TOMORROW. SUNDAY. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. BASICALLY FOUR AREAS OF RAIN MOVED THROUGH THE SOUTH SHORE AND LOOK AT THESE RAINFALL TOTALS. REALLY CLOSE TO 10 INCHES. A FLOOD ADVISORY. IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:30, BUT IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE THAT RAIN IS DIMINISHING. A FEW LITTLE SPRINKLES HERE. DOWNED BY GRAND ISLE. LOOK TO THE NORTH. TOGETHER, THESE STORMS BUT THEY MAY AS YOU GO INTO THE MORNING HOURS. THIS EVENING, WIDELY SCATTERED ACTIVITY. HERE WE ARE, 6:00 IN THE MORNING. THIS IS THE RAIN THAT I'M SEEING TO OUR NORTHWEST. LOOK. IT MOVES IN AND IT IS LOOKING FAIRLY INTENSE AT TIMES. WIDELY SCATTERED ACTIVITY NOONTIME TOMORROW AND THEN WE'RE BEGINNING TO SEE MORE RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AT 3:00. STRONGER STORMS UP HERE ON THE NORTH SHORE. MY BIGGER CONCERN IS WHAT'S HAPPENING INTO WEDNESDAY. SO HERE WE ARE LATE TUESDAY, RAIN INCREASING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. AND LOOK AT HOW YOU GOT A BIT OF A BOW THERE THAT IS INDICATING STRONG WINDS AND WE'RE GETTING SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN. AND IT KEEPS MOVING OVER THE SAME AREA. THIS IS 7:30 WEDNESDAY. LOOK TO THE WEST, YOU SEE MORE RAIN MOVING IN AT 9:30. 1:30, WE STILL HAVE RAIN IN THE AREA. I HOPE THIS SITUATION DOES NOT VERIFY. HERE IS THE BIGGER PICTURE. WE HAVE THAT FRONT THAT IS STALLED. IT IS GOING TO ACT AS A FOCUS FOR RAIN. THRUSS. COOLER AIR MOVES IN AS YOU GO INTO YOUR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. WE'LL HAVE SOME OFF AND ON CLOUDS FOR YOUR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. HOW MUCH RAIN? COULD HAVE AN INCH AND A HALF TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY, LOW TO THE MID 80'S. WE GOT SOME SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER ALL OF A THAT STORMY WEATHER. ALMOST A OND NOW IS 72. -- HAMMOND NOW IS 72. SLIDELL IS 73, FEELING LIKE 73. HOUMA IS 77. FEELING LIKE 78 DEGREES. AND TEMPERATURES ABOUT THE AREA IN THE LOW TO MID 70'S. LET'S GO INTO THE MORNING. THIS IS HAMMOND. I WANT YOU TO NOTICE HOW THE RAIN CHANCES UP AROUND 8:00, 10:00, NOONTIME OR SO. COVINGTON IS THE SAME THING. AS YOU LOOK AT SLIDELL FROM 8:00, 10 UNTIL NOONTIME WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE LOW 80'S, BUT ON THE SOUTH SHORE, BELLE CHASSE WITH A LOWER CHANGS OF RAIN. HERE IS YOUR FORECAST. SCATTERED ACTIVITY TOMORROW. TOMORROW NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY HIGH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND THAT LOW RISK SEVERE, M

Rain and storms increase Wednesday

Updated: 10:36 PM CDT May 10, 2021

Morning lows will be in the upper 60s to low to mid 70s. Some widely scattered rain and storms possible overnight. Some patchy fog is possible. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid 80s. A cold front moves our way Wednesday with a higher rain chance and the potential for locally heavy rain. There is also a low risk severe. Expect gusty winds in storms along with the potential for hail. Cold front moves through Wednesday with highs Wednesday and Thursday in the 70s! Weather improves Thursday into the weekend with a gradual warming trend.

Morning lows will be in the upper 60s to low to mid 70s. Some widely scattered rain and storms possible overnight. Some patchy fog is possible. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid 80s. A cold front moves our way Wednesday with a higher rain chance and the potential for locally heavy rain. There is also a low risk severe. Expect gusty winds in storms along with the potential for hail. Cold front moves through Wednesday with highs Wednesday and Thursday in the 70s! Weather improves Thursday into the weekend with a gradual warming trend.

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Community demands answers as to why ceilings are leaking at the newly-renovated South Oak Cliff H.S. – WFAA.com

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The school reopened in January 2020 with $52 million top-to-bottom renovations. But now the community is asking for answers as to why the ceilings are leaking.

DALLAS As days of rain have soaked North Texas, the newly renovated South Oak Cliff High School is dealing with leaking ceilings and pipes.

In the school's reopening in January 2020, students marveled at the $52 million top-to-bottom renovations at the school. But now the community is asking for answers as to why the new campus has leaks and they want the issues fixed. Pictures and videos shared with WFAA showed leaking ceiling tiles inside the school this week, several of which were stained or missing. There were trash cans collecting water in some areas. Staff and students are having to relocate to different areas of the building.

"Weather has a way of revealing weak points, and thats what this rain is doing right now," said Rev. Horace Bradshaw, who is also president of the South Oak Cliff Alumni Bear Cave. "The same conditions that we had before the renovations are still going on."

These parts of the building are under warranty and the contractor will repair it, said district spokesperson Robyn Harris. The district is holding them accountable for deficiencies. The rain has caused delays but repairs are ongoing.

Harris said the district is removing an old condensing water pipe from an old cooling tower that was penetrating the roof. The district is building a cap to seal the roof penetration.

"The drain for the cooling tower clogged causing leaks in the cafeteria. We have unclogged the drain and repaired the affected area," Harris said. "We are also having the cooling tower and the condenser loop chemically treated so that no clogging can occur."

Dallas ISD says representatives have been proactively meeting with campus staff and the community about the issues.

When we pay for a job, we expect for it done right. Im going to stand with my community," said Board Member Maxie Johnson. "Im going to continue being a strong advocate for equity, and whatever the community decides to do, I will be standing with my community."

The school had maintenance issues three months after it was unveiled to the public. There was a leak that caused sewage to spill out on the campus.

The new campus's features included new classrooms, competition gyms, weight rooms, two courtyard additions, an amphitheater, learning stairs, a contemporary chandelier at the main entrance, a dance hall and a new cafeteria.

The previous campus also had issues. Students at the time shared videos on social media of rodents inside the school, termites, flooding, mold and drinking fountains covered with bags after water contamination concerns were revealed.

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The Paradigm Shift of the ADL – The Jewish Voice

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Its time for Jews who are truly concerned for the survival of American Jewry and Israel to finally take a deep breath and stop signing donation checks to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). That former, vital and fearless Jewish defense group, now under the leadership of former President Obama aide, Jonathan Greenblatt has shamelessly joined other such worthless groups as HIAS, J Street, Truah, Jewish Voices for Peace and The National Council of Jewish Women, who still badger and beg their Jewish benefactors for cash while serving the interests of anti-Jewish causes and movements. We must consider these organizations traif.

But lets for the time, focus on the giant ADL and Jonathan Greenblatt its leader, a true Leftist who, in a pro-BDS interview on February 1, 2019 with the LA Times, stated: There are many people who get caught up in the BDS movement who are not anti-Semitic at all and who see it as a form of social protest. Really? Name one. And just how can calling for the isolation and destruction of the Jewish State of Israel through BDS be viewed as speaking out for racial justice? And exactly, who is in need of justice and who is denying it? Was he implying and standing firm with HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority in their claims that Israel persecutes their people? Ask the next ADL speaker when one comes begging in your community.

The ADL also has patently and vigorously ignored the threats, vilifying words and actual physical attacks on Jews by blacks, their leaders and street thugs. After rightfully condemning black Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who defamed and accused Jews of buying our governments foreign policies and that we have dual loyalty, Greenblatt crawled back to make nice to this Jew hater, proclaiming that Omar gave an honest apology and is committed to a more just world. And after another congressman of color, Hank Johnson (D-GA) referred to Jews as termites, the weak-kneed Greenblatt accepted the racists worthless apology, thusly: We appreciated @RepHankJohnsons clarification here. The ADL never did ask this Black congressman if he understood that termites are routinely killed with gases and poisons? We do.

And then the ADL along with 600 other brain dead Jewish groups signed a full page ad in the NYT in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement that calls Israel a genocidal state, that supports the BDS movement that calls for our cops to be attacked and killed in the streets. How is that congruent with supporting Jewish values and lives? The ad (again ADL supported) reads: We speak with one voice when we say, unequivocallyBlack Lives Matter.

We dont have a crystal ball as where the ADL will stand with Bidens new approach to renegotiating the Iran Deal. But when some Jewish Congressmen supported the original proposal and were rightfully verbally rebuked for doing so, the group coddled one of them, Jerrold Nadler, by stating that he suffered, obscene and offensive comments. Well, Mr. Greenspan, Congressman Nadler, in his very secure position and in supporting controversial and dangerous to Israel treaties and presidents, should have grown a thick skin long ago.

In conclusion, erase the ADL from your charitable donation list. Support others such as the publication you reading right now, The Jewish Voice as we serve as an indispensable megaphone for the undiluted truth about Israel. Its time to clean house.

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Orkin ranks Alabama city in the top 50 for termites – AL.com

Posted: April 30, 2021 at 1:50 am

Alabamas port city, known for many things like Mardi Gras, cruises and the annual Moon Pie drop, is also known for something less exciting this year: termites.

Pest control company Orkin ranked Mobile as number 34 in the country for having the most termites. Believe it or not, the city faired better this year than last year, when they were ranked number 23.

Mobile is the only city in Alabama to make the list, according to the website, but joins many others in the South on the list. Miami takes the top spot for termites for the third year in a row.

Orkin created the list by determining which cities had the most first-time residential and commercial termite treatments from Feb. 1, 2020 until Jan. 31, 2021. According to Orkin, termites and termite damage was more widespread last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people were spending time at home.

Unusual weather events, like record-breaking storms and hurricanes also helped in termite growth, as moisture is what they thrive on.

Weather conditions directly impact termite swarms, Glen Ramsey, Orkin entomologist, says. Termites swarm when they are looking for moisture and food, and with fewer dead trees to invade in urban areas, termites will move to residential areas for food and moisture.

With that in mind, its no surprise that Mobile ended up on the list, due to the impacts of Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Zeta in the area.

Heres the top 10 cities with the most termites, according to Orkins list:

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Detecting termites, other wood-destroying insects | News, Sports, Jobs – Warren Tribune Chronicle

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As the temperatures increase and rain clouds are replaced with sunshine and a nice breeze, more people may be spending extra time outside and away from home. While you are out for a walk or going for a picnic in the park, there may be creepy crawlies that are moving in. Wood-destroying insects such as termites, carpenter ants, bees and powderpost beetles are not only annoying, but they also are a threat to your home. Here is what to look for and what do if you spot any unwelcomed insects around your home.

TERMITES

There are several types of termites, and the most common species in Ohio is the subterranean termite. They are around 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long and can be easily identified by their dark brown, large, protruding mandibles and light-colored bodies. According to Houselogic, termites enjoy soft, damaged and layered wood that touches the ground. Termites really like dead tree stumps and can invade those easily.

You can confirm an infestation from termite corpses and broken wings that look like fish scales throughout the interior and exterior of your property. These are often the collection of deceased swarmers, or reproductive termites that recently gathered in that area. If you notice a gritty, gray-brown film on the surface of damaged material or if a screwdriver can easily pierce the surface of the wood, you most likely have an infestation on your hands.

CARPENTER ANTS

Similar in size to termites, carpenter ants also range from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in length and can be red, black or brown. Carpenter ant workers have large mandibles, while swarmer ants have wings. They are best identified by their large, reddish-brown heads and black abdomens.

The best way to identify an infestation is from a combination of the worker and swarmer ants. If you spot a few in your area, check around to see if you can locate the colony. As they bore into wood to build their nests, you may find a pile of wood shavings and fecal matter nearby. Damp and decayed wood is often the most suitable place for carpenter ants. It is a good idea to keep an eye on wood structures that are aged or exposed to high humidity.

POWDERPOST BEETLES

Powderpost beetles are approximately 5/16 of an inch long. They are brown or black in color and can be identified by their head disappearing when looked at from above. These small bugs have a set of wings with two antennae at the top of their head and a smaller set of mandibles compared to their aforementioned wood-boring counterparts.

Powderpost beetles lay their eggs in cracks, crevices and pores of wood structures as a sustainable food source for their larvae. To spot an infestation, you may notice grass deposits in addition to pinhead sized holes that serve as an exit for adult beetles. Anobiid powderpost beetles attack soft wood such as spruce and pine whereas lyctid beetles prefer hard wood such as oak, ash and hickory species.

If you think you have an infestation, the best thing to do is call a pest control specialist. In addition to treatment, the specialist can tell you if the insects have caused structural damage. You may need to contact a structural contractor to make repairs even after the property has been treated. It is always a good idea to keep all records of any wood-destroying insect damage, treatment or repairs for when you are ready to sell your home. A wood-destroying insect inspection is a common choice for buyers and with proper records you may be able to skip a second round of treatment. Your Realtor can recommend pest control specialists or structural contractors.

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Termite Infestation Is Increasing, Protection Is Improving Building-Products – Building-Products.com

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During the early 1970s in suburban Chicago, homeowners were introduced to Wolmanized pressure treated wood during a test market to see if do-it-yourselfers would be interested in building their own decks. Thus began the outdoor living revolution.

Since then, dealers and retailers alike have stocked aisles with pressure treated wood that DIYers and contractors have used to adorn backyards with preserved wood decks, retaining walls, furniture, raised bed gardens, and other projects limited only by their imaginations. The momentum has carried for decades and, although there are other products on the market, treated wood is still the first choice of contractors and builders. Because of its natural beauty (it doesnt just look like wood, it is wood) and its long-term protection against the natural enemies of wood.

Without that protection, wood will fall prey to the destructive little termite, which causes millions of dollars in damages to homes each year. Wreaking destruction for more than 100 million years, termites inhabit all land masses on Earth, except Antarctica, with colonies ranging in size from a few hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million pests. Their queens have the longest lifespan of any other insect in the worldup to 30-50 years.

The number of invasive termite species that destroy wood used in infrastructure increased to 28 in 2017 (up from 17 in 1969), according to the scientific journal Ecology and Evolution. Probably the most common, the subterranean termite, can inhabit large colonies that eat about a pound of wood per day. That may not seem like a lot, but the problem occurs over time as the termites remain hidden where they attack. So days, weeks or even years pass with a colony of small insects eating away at a deck or home. By the time the termites are finally discovered, severe damage could be present. Yearly, damage impacts over 600,000 homes and causes $5 billion in damage and repairs just in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Lonza has been innovating products to protect wood from its natural enemiesincluding termite, mold and fungal decayfor nearly a century. And since there seems to be no end to an insect that has been eating its way through wood and wood structures for 100 million years, we will continue our research and development, says Scott Skinner, wood specialties business development manager for Lonza Wood Protection.

Innovation is necessary since global climate change could cause termites to show up where they had not been an issue before. According to predictions most of North America will become warmer and many parts will become wetter during the next 100 years. The annual mean temperature in North America from the Gulf of Mexico to Canadas Hudson Bay is expected to increase several degrees in the next century. Areas farther north are expected to warm even more and have higher precipitation than in the past.

Warmer temperatures and wetter than normal conditions give the termite the environment it needs to spread and become even more of a threat in North America, says Scott. In areas where termites may have only been a passing thought to homeowners, the need to protect home and property is becoming a greater concern. And, the places where termites are highly prevalent like the Southeastern and Northwestern areas of the U.S., have already seen a rise in the need to have added protection for all wood structures.

With readily accessible facts and figures as well as educational materials, homeowners are joining builders and contractors in the understanding that protecting their build inside and out is just as important as the beauty finishing touches add. The industry is answering that understanding by developing and improving products that also protect the inside of the home from termite invasion.

Preserved wood is no longer just reserved for outdoor projects. And, termite protection for the home no longer just means ground treatments and reaction to attack after the damage is done. Homes built today can benefit from proactive treatment of the framing from slab (or basement) to roof trusses that are installed during construction. There are successful products on the market today designed specifically to protect the homes structure from termite invasion.

So, why not protect your home from the inside out? adds Scott. Treatments such as Lonzas FrameGuard and Permatek are factory applied to lumber, plywood, and engineered wood products used in structural framing. They protect the walls, floors, and roof assemblies within the house from termites as well as mold and fungal decay.

The preservatives designed specifically to protect the home are applied using a spray or dip treatment and add little cost to the home while offering contractors the opportunity to provide peace of mind to the eventual homeowner.

With the rise of termite infestations and the value structural protection will add to a home, builders will seek treated framing for more and more projects, Scott says. Soon the protecting your whole house revolution will rival the outdoor living craze that started in the 1970s as an experiment. Homeowners will continued to enjoy their treated wood outdoor spaces that they now see as necessary while knowing their home is protected from the inside out.

Most know termites are very destructive and their damage is very costly, so shielding against the insects is an even greater necessity. Offering a shield from the beginning of the build, whether an outdoor living space or the framing behind a homes walls, is the best solution. That protection should include wood preserved to protect against termite attack. Divert (or deter) the 100-million-year-old insects before taking up residence in a structure made from long-lasting treated wood.

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Mayor – News – April 2021 – The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abateme – City of New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conductadult mosquito abatement tonight in all of Algiers. Treatments will be conducted by truck and airplane from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

NOMTRCB urges residents of New Orleans to protect themselves from biting mosquitoes and West Nile virus by avoiding mosquito bites. These actions include limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, using EPA-approved insect repellents, reducing the number of mosquitoes around the home, and mosquito-proofing your home by maintaining screens on windows and doors. We are also urging people to empty water-filled containers around the home and yard to reduce potential mosquito breeding sites.

It is imperative for residents to remain vigilant in removing standing water by emptying containers. Water in containers that cannot be removed, such as bird baths, sugar kettles, pools, and ponds, should be changed weekly. Remove trash and clutter, including discarded tires, buckets, tarps and any other items that may collect water. Swimming pools and fountains should be operational and circulating. A mosquito can lay eggs and develop in a space as small as a bottle cap, so every container counts.

For additional information regarding West Nile virus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.

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Tires are easily filled with rainwater and can collect leaves and litter which provides ideal breeding sites for mosquito larvae. Eliminating scrap tire dumps will eliminate a prolific mosquito habitat.

Residents are encouraged to report mosquito-related issues to 311 and to stay connected with NOMTRCB on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @nolamosquito.

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