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Termite Spotlight

05-29-2019

Termite Spotlight

For Florida residents, termites are constantly in the news. A recent UF/IFAS study predicted that if Florida continued on the same trajectory it has since 1990, termites are on track to infest at least half of the structures in the area by 2040....

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Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

03-26-2019

Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

This month includes Termite Awareness Week so it's that time of year for South Florida homeowners to brush up on their knowledge of termites. According to the University of Florida's (UF) Institute of Agricultural Sciences Department, six invasive...

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New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

03-20-2019

New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

Known as the Magic City, Miami reigns as one of the most glamorous metropolitan areas in the country, with her tropical year-round climate, her famous beaches, her saucy culture mix, and her legendary waterfront. Miami's luxurious backdrop of...

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Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

10-18-2018

Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

On September 24, 2018, media outlets reported the discovery of the first known naturally-occurring all female termite colonies in remote coastal areas of southern Japan. Published in the journal, BMC Biology, University of Sydney's School of Life...

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Termite Spotlight: Drywood Termites in South Florida

06-25-2018

Termite Spotlight: Drywood Termites in South Florida

While invasive subterranean termites gain the attention of South Florida due to their quick ability to cause significant structural damage, the slower action of drywood termites can often go undetected within walls, floors and attic spaces,...

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Termites Weakening Trees as we Enter Hurricane Season

06-22-2018

Termites Weakening Trees as we Enter Hurricane Season

Asian subterranean termites are at it again. Last year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) published a study predicting that invasive Asian and Formosan subterranean termites were on track to threaten...

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Asian Termites are Killing South Florida\'s Pine Trees

05-29-2018

Asian Termites are Killing South Florida's Pine Trees

As if invasive Asian subterranean termites weren't causing enough harm to homes and businesses in South Florida with their super-sized colonies and voracious appetites, the Sun-Sentinel reported in an April 24 article that now these aggressive...

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Termite Spotlight: Subterranean Termites

05-07-2018

Termite Spotlight: Subterranean Termites

South Florida's unique tropical ecosystem supports more species of household pests than anywhere else. Most homeowners in South Florida know that they need to protect their most valuable investment from the heartache and financial headache of...

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Brace Yourself, Termite Season is Upon Us

03-13-2018

Brace Yourself, Termite Season is Upon Us

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the southeastern US is bracing for a heavy termite season, as the weather starts to get warmer and spring approaches. The pest control resource pointed to the southeast as a "particularly...

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Parent Termites Reproducing Millions More, Sibling Termites Take Care of Termite “Kids”

08-31-2017

Parent Termites Reproducing Millions More, Sibling Termites Take Care of Termite “Kids”

Large families have always been a favorite motif in Hollywood's pop cultural themes, witnessed by the popularity of movies, like Cheaper by the Dozen and countless TV sitcoms, including The Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough, as well as a current...

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