7 Signs Your Property Has Termite Damage Termites are one of the most dreaded pests in New York. In fact, termites cause around five billion dollars worth of damages in the US annually. This is because we often don’t even come to know that we have a termite infestation till it is too late. From sagging floors to damaged ceilings and ruined foundations to hollowed out furniture, termites can be quite a nuisance to property owners in Manhattan. Though prevention is … [Read more...] about 7 Signs Your Property Has Termite Damage
No single pest should trigger a quicker “mayday” reflex upon being found than termites. They don’t spread disease, they aren’t aggressive, they don’t bite, and they don’t remotely care about humans in their vicinity. What they do care about are 1) breeding and 2) eating. That’s it. The problem is, they breed all the time, and their favorite food might be located inside the bones of your home. As you know, termites eat wood. That’s not quite right, though: termites DEVOUR wood, and if they … [Read more...] about Termites: Most Important Thing To Do if Found
Suffolk Termites - Master Builders Termites are some of the most prolific builders on Earth. Several of them could fit on your fingernail, but together they can build structures up to 17 feet high. Yet in a colony of a million termites, there’s no one master termite that directs all the others. So how do Suffolk termites accomplish what they do—how do they coordinate these massive construction projects? That’s the question Dr. Scott Turner has studied for the past 26 years. An animal … [Read more...] about Suffolk Termites Are Master Builders
Could Nassau Termites Eat Your Life Savings? Keeping your money in a safe place isn’t just about keeping it safe from people who might try to steal it; pests can be equally destructive to your savings. A Chinese man living in the province of Foshan had stored 80 thousand yuan—his life savings—in a shed behind his house. (He was wary of storing the money in a bank.) His name was Feng, he was in his 60s, and he earned this money the hard way: working as a fisherman. It took him years to earn those … [Read more...] about Could Nassau Termites Eat Your Life Savings?
New York Termites Causing Global Warming? New York termites are the worst type of pests, undermining the foundations of the great things we’ve built in this city. No surprises there. But what you may find surprising is the role that termites play in global warming: A recent study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that termites may play a far bigger role in global warming than we previously thought. Behind wetlands, termites are the second biggest source of natural methane … [Read more...] about New York Termites Causing Global Warming?
The Pest Control Horror Story of the Week: Welcome to Termite Town! Termite Town: As Dusty walked down the creaky wooden stairs into the couple’s basement he was immediately assaulted with a dank smell of musty old newspapers and paint-thinner. That can’t be a good sign, he thought to himself. It was the type of old-fashioned, unfinished basement that was the setting of at least a dozen horror movies over the last decade. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon were newlyweds who had just moved into this … [Read more...] about Termite Town: A Pest Control Horror Story
Termite problems in the home are most serious. Termites are very old-fashioned—they still have kings, queens, and a caste system for different types of workers and soldiers. The queen can live up to 45 years, and will sometimes find herself ruling over millions of loyal subjects. Notable events in her rule will include overseeing the construction of an elaborate termite nest out of dirt and wood, repelling ant armies, and wreaking havoc on hapless home and business owners. Down with the … [Read more...] about Termite Problems: Avoid These Mighty ’Mites