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Worker termites (nymphs), and are up to 3/8 inch long, wingless, white to grayish with white to yellowish-brown heads, and soldiers are similar but with large rectangular darker heads bearing well developed jaws (mandibles) used to defend the colony.
Termites are occasionally confused with winged ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): termites have body segments that are similar in width, hair-like (filiform) antennae and, when present, four wings of equal length; ants have narrow waists, elbowed antennae and forewings that are longer than hind wings.
Reproductive termites can develop from nymphs with wing pads (primary reproductives) as well as from false worker nymphs (secondary nymphoid repro- ductives or tertiary ergatoid reproductives) in the absence of primary reproductives due to the death of the queen or colony fractionation.
insects.tamu.edu /fieldguide/aimg26.html   (1120 words)

  Termite - MSN Encarta
Termites are known also as white ants, a misnomer based on superficial similarities in the appearance and habits of these two insect groups.
Termites are relatively primitive; they have thick waists and soft bodies and undergo incomplete metamorphosis (see Insect: Metamorphosis).
Termite kings and queens are longer-lived than other termites, and the queens are larger than other members of their colony.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761574832   (878 words)

 termite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Termites are easily distinguished from ants by comparison of the base of the abdomen, which is broadly joined to the thorax in termites; in ants, there is only a slender connection (petiole) joining these segments.
Termite colonies are composed of three castes; the reproductives (kings and queens), the soldiers, and the workers.
In some families of termites, no workers develop, and the nymphs perform worker functions, which include feeding the royal couple, the soldiers, and the very young nymphs; caring for the eggs; grooming the queen; constructing and repairing the nest; and foraging for food.
www.bartleby.com /65/te/termite.html   (778 words)

Termites that are going to become queens are fed special chemicals and food by the workers to make sure that they grow up with wings and the ability to mate and to lay eggs.
Second, because she is constantly cared for by worker termites, and often has a special chamber (the "queen cell") in the center of the nest where she can sit, which is kept at a constant temperature and humidity and away from danger.
Although termites are beneficial insects in nature by breaking down dead wood and returning nutrients to the soil, they cause nearly one billion dollars of damage to structures each year.
www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us /4th/kkhp/1insects/termite.html   (871 words)

 Termite Control
Termites — subterranean, drywood, and dampwood — infest different regions of the country, live in large colonies, and are the number one wood-destroying pest in the country.
Soil treatment for termite entails digging a six-inch by six-inch trench around the perimeter of the home, applying the solution to the soil, and allowing it to rest before replacing the excavated soil.
Once termites are detected in a station, the bait is switched with termiticide bait that they carry back and feed to the rest of the colony, eventually killing it off.
www.bobvila.com /HowTo_Library/Termite_Control--A2120.html   (892 words)

Termites are social insects that build large nests in soil or wood and can occasionally cause damage to wooden structures.
Termite colonies are formed when the winged reproductive forms leave their original nest and take a colonising flight.
Termites that nest in dry wood don't have such strong water requirements and may attack wooden structures that are not necessarily very damp.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/termites.htm   (1143 words)

 Termites: Subterranean Termite Information, Pictures, Wings
Termites have a strict caste system, which consists of worker termites, soldiers, winged reproductive termites, a queen termite, and a king termite.
The Queen termite creates the colony by laying eggs and tending to the colony until enough workers and nymphs are produced to care for the colony.
Termites have the ability to change from one caste type to another during their immature stages.
www.pestproducts.com /termites.htm   (812 words)

 Termite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Termites usually prefer to feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter or soil, and about 10% of the 4,000 odd species (about 2,600 taxonomically known) are economically important as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests.
Termites only superficially resemble ants; their "white ant" misnomer arises from their similar size and social habits.
Termites have biting mouthparts and their soft bodies are small, rarely over 1 cm in length.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Termite   (3129 words)

 termite.com > Termite Control > Pest Control > Termites
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life-cycle of subterranean termites - the termite colony - the
Termite Control Systems: firstly obtain a professional inspection to find or detect evidence of termites or their activity in a building; obtain several quotes for the installation of
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 Termite Home Page
Termites are "social insects", i.e., they live in a nest or colony which is typically found underground, often near a tree, stump, wood pile or other source of 'food'.
However, depending on the type of construction involved, it may be possible for termites to bypass this treatment and attack nearby untreated wood such as baseboard molding, trim, etc. Chemicals that are suitable for wood treatments are listed in the current edition of the NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual.
For example, routine home maintenance helps prevents moisture problems or other conditions that are conducive to termite activity in the area, i.e., if termites find such area, they are more likely to remain active or expand their activity in that area.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/ent/notes/Urban/termites   (5157 words)

 SPCB - Frequently Asked Termite Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once the termites have been detected in the stations, the bait is changed to use a bait that has been treated with a termiticide which, when carried to the colony or nest and fed to other members of the colony, will kill the individuals that receive the bait.
If you have a health-related question concerning the termite measures to be used on your home, or that has already been applied to your home, you may obtain a copy of the chemical's package label from your pest control operator and take it to your family doctor for analysis.
Especially drywood termites that have no link to the outside and spend their entire lives indoors—in walls, in roofs, etc. The only way you can be sure you’re not sharing your home with termites is to have it inspected by a professional pest control operator (PCO).
www.spcb.state.tx.us /termite/TermiteQA.htm   (2318 words)

 Sourcebook: Non Toxic Termite Control
Non-toxic termite control is the use of termite prevention and control without chemical use.
A common tree in Austin known to resist termites is the familiar mountain cedar (actually a member of the juniper family).
Such scraps are invitations to termites to eat first the scrap and then move on to the main structure.
www.greenbuilder.com /sourcebook/termite.html   (2538 words)

 Termite Baits: A Guide for Homeowners
In nature, termites are very beneficial since they aid in the decomposition of organic matter and the return of nutrients to the soil.
Termites may be found in below ground stations at sub-freezing temperatures, but their feeding activity and effects of the bait are greatly reduced.
Termite control with the Sentricon System ® entails a 3-step process: (1) initial monitoring to pinpoint termite activity, (2) delivery of the bait, and (3) subsequent monitoring to provide ongoing protection of the structure.
www.uky.edu /Ag/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef639.htm   (3302 words)

 Cook's Termite and Pest Control, Inc.
In Ohio, the main termite is called subterranean because its main colony or nest is most commonly built in the ground.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Attorney General have ruled that all termite treatments must be in full compliance with the label direction as to the amount and concentration of termiticides used and specific required treatment methods.
Termite feeding and activity may be occurring in areas of the structure that are inaccessble (behind walls or under floors) and may not become visible until further feeding has occurred or walls are removed.
www.cooks-termite.com /AGframe.html   (1735 words)

 termite.com > TERMITE CONTROL > Building Protection > Termite Baits > Elimination
Termites are compelled to return every few days to their central colony nest in the ground to obtain moisture essential for their survival and to feed and groom the nymphs (young termites), the king, queen and other termites.
Whereas Termidor and Premise are non-repellant to the termites.
Termites tunneling in the outer parts of a Premise treated soil area (of low concentration) will not detect the Premise which adheres to their bodies and has a delayed lethal effect of several days - enough time to be transferred back to the central colony nest.
www.termite.com /termite-control.html   (2399 words)

 Termidor > AUSTRALIA > termites > termite.com.au
Termites tunneling in the outer reaches of a Termidor (lower concentration) treated soil area, cannot detect the Termidor chemical which readily sticks to the termites' body.
The "carrier" termites are able to readily spread the Termidor chemical to other termites during regular physical contact with other termites in the colony, particularly when working together in close proximity, grooming and feeding other termites, a regular function of their daily life.
Termites cannibalize or carry away dead termites killed by the Termidor on their bodies, further spreading Termidor's deadly effect to other termite colony members.
www.termite.com.au /termidor.html   (1642 words)

 Termite Control, HYG-2092-03
Subterranean termites may be detected by the sudden emergence of winged termites (alates or swarmers), or by the presence of mud tubes and wood damage.
Winged termites are attracted to light, and their shed wings in window sills, cobwebs, or on other surfaces often may be the only evidence that a swarm occurred indoors.
Termite baiting is a very complex subject that is discussed in detail in the OSU Extension Fact Sheet HYG-2092A-03, Termite Baits.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/2000/2092.html   (2579 words)

 Termite Inspection | Termite Problems
Termites are one of the most common pest control problems and cost homeowners billions of dollars in damage each year.
Termites also eat wood from the inside out, making their activity detectable only by professional termite inspection.
Termite treatment is a fixed cost, but the longer you delay treatment, the more damage termites will do.
www.servicemagic.com /article.show.Termite-Problems.8571.html   (467 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
TERMITE, common name for numerous species of social insects, comprising the order Isoptera, that can damage wooden structures such as furniture or houses.
Termites are relatively primitive; they have thick waists and soft bodies and undergo incomplete metamorphosis.
Because most worker termites cannot live without moisture, the termitaries should be exposed to dry air.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/termite.html   (886 words)

 Termite Inspection and Treatment by Orkin
Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and infestations can go undiscovered until serious damage is done.
Because homeowners insurance typically does not cover termite damage, termite detection and continued treatment are the best ways to exterminate these pests and truly protect your investment in your property.
Termite swarms occur in mature colonies when winged termites (swarming reproductives) leave to start new colonies.
www.orkin.com /termitecontrol/the_termite_threat.aspx   (211 words)

 D&S Termite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Termites can be found in almost every state as well as Mexico and parts of Canada.
These termites construct mud tubes that are used to explore for food and connect their underground nest to that food source.
Professional termite inspectors are trained to locate specific areas in homes where a termite attack is most likely to occur.
www.d-and-s-termite.com /termites-learn.html   (493 words)

 - Termidor Sydney - Termidor Brisbane - Termite Control Brisbane
With Termidor termites can forage through treated areas and be unaware that they are contacting the termiticide and will gather it on their bodies and transfer it when they return to the colony.
Termites tunnelling in the outer reaches of a Termidor (lower concentration) treated soil area, cannot detect the chemical which readily sticks to the termites' body.
Termites who contact Termidor transfer it to every other termite they in turn contact in a unique process called the “Transfer Effect.” And because it is engineered to be slow-acting, termites have ample time to spread it throughout their entire termite colony.
www.bestpest.com.au /pest-control/termidor-termite-control.html   (2768 words)

 termite bait
Termite detector stations are specifically engineered to encourage termite feeding and to establish a feeding connection with the termite colony.
After the worker termites have begun feeding and a solid connection is established through the worker termites with the termite colony, a toxic substance is placed inside or next to the station that the termites will transition to.
Termites are cold blooded (poikilothermic) animals, low temperatures can substantially reduce or stop their activity close to the earths surface during certain periods of time during the year.
www.epestsupply.com /termite_baiting.htm   (3006 words)

Subterranean termite species that are the most common are the Eastern subterranean termite, Arid Land subterranean termite and the western subterranean termite.
Drywood termites require a different treatment than subterranean termites, so it is important if you live in these areas to determine what species you have.
Subterranean termite swarmers are solid fl, drywood swarmers are solid red, while carpenter ants are usually red and fl or dark brown.
www.epestsupply.com /termite_identification.htm   (1075 words)

 Termite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Termite damage is sometimes located in wood adjacent to heaters or fireplaces.
Perhaps, the soil in these areas remains at higher temperatures during the winter, or the drainage around fireplaces is poor and the soil remains moist for long periods.
Termites often attack wood that is touching or close to soil.
www.ext.vt.edu /departments/entomology/factsheets/eastterm.html   (235 words)

 Termites and Termite Damage in a Home or Building
Regardless of the level of termite activity in your area, it is essential to check for evidence of a termite infestation, as well as any structural damage caused by termites.
Under conditions favorable to termites, a termite colony of 60,000 workers can consume a one-foot length of two by four in as little as four months.
Termites have two pairs of wings that are of almost equal length.
www.heimer.com /information/termites.html   (1318 words)

Termite swarmer wings are translucent and are about 50% LONGER than their body.
However, eradication of the subterranean termites is usually easier and less expensive than treatment of the drywood termite.
As with the subterranean termite swarmer, their appearance can cause panic but they are harmless to you.
www.partnerspc.com /Termite.htm   (524 words)

 termite.com.au > KORDON > Termite Barrier > Installation Manual
We consider Kordon to be the leading termite barrier system for the home builder to comply with local Council requirements for termite protection to be installed during construction of a building to prevent termite access therein to protect structural timbers from termite infestation.
The Kordon termite barrier system is universally accepted by Local Councils and meets the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and AS3660.1 the Termite Protection Standard for New Buildings.
If for example, the termites entering the lower reaches of a wall cavity from minute gaps in brickwork or in ground footings, and attempt to go around or through the Kordon barrier in the wall cavity, those termites that come close to the deltamethrin webbing edging will be repelled.
www.termite.com.au /kordon.html   (889 words)

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