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The Signs of Termite Infestation

The termite: more than just an insect, this is a true pest – one whose thought instills terror in the hearts of many home-owners… most notably those whose homes are made essentially of wood. The real destructive power of termites derives from two essential aspects: their covert nature, and their...

White Ants

Have you ever seen white ants?  When people see ants they tend to not worry, but if you see a ‘white ant’ you should.  The true is, there are no white ants.  While ants come in various colors, white is not one of them.  What you are actually seeing are termites. Termites are often mistaken for...

Signs of Termites

Watching for signs of termites can keep your home from becoming a termite feasting ground.  All homeowners should be aware of the signs of termite infestation – the appearance of winged termites, mud tubes, and wood damage. The presence of any or all of these three indicators should be enough to raise...

What Do Termites Look Like?

Many homeowners fear the dreaded termite. For there are few more horrific thoughts than knowing that your house is being slowly eaten by tiny insects. While most people schedule routine exterminator visits to keep their home safe from termites, few people would actually be able to identify the bug if they...

Identifying Termite Species

Telling the difference between termite species can be very difficult.  Most termite workers look almost the same, making them almost useless for identification.  Termite queens and kings are almost impossible to find, so they are pretty much out for termite identification purposes. To really tell the...

Ants vs Termites

Ants vs Termites or Termites vs Ants, that is the question. There are similarities; there are differences. Let’s look at both. Both termites and ants are small with six legs, a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. There are tiny ants; there are tiny termites; there are big species of both. Both have queens who...