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THE TERMITE

白蚁

Posted July 18, 2013, 3:07:00 PM    ∙    By System Admin    ∙    0 Comment    ∙    11487 Views
HEALTH THREAT
Minimal to none.
PROPERTY THREAT: Minimal to none.
Protect Your Biggest Investment-Your Home
Signs of a termite infestation usually do not occur until the infestation has reached a severe level. To minimize damage, make sure to call us for a free inspection and estimate when you notice any of the following warning signs:

Termite Warning Signs

  • A short lived swarm of winged insects in your home or originating from soil near your home
  • Cracked or bubbling paint
  • Termite droppings
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces
  • Discarded termite wings, similar to clear fish scales
  • Sagging walls, similar to one might see from water damage

What Attracts Termites

  • Moisture
  • Water leakage from faulty sprinklers
  • Leaks in plumbing or roofs
  • Condensation beneath your house
  • Poor drainage
  • Food Source
  • Wood house framing
  • Debris in crawl spaces
  • Firewood piles
  • Wet wood
  • Temperature: Controlled temperatures from heating and air conditioning systems create a comfortable environment for termites and rodents to thrive all year round.
  • Access Points: Cracks and holes provide termites and all other pests their own personal entryway into your home. Termites and pests can also be delivered right to your home through packages packaging and furniture.

MOST COMMON TYPES OF TERMITES

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are the biggest insect threat to wood in the United States, causing more property damage than fires and windstorms combined. These termites feed on wood and items containing cellulose such as paper, fiberboard, and even certain fabrics made from cotton or plant fibers. Subterranean termites are named for their need for moisture and are often found in moist soil or wet wood.

Formosan Subterranean Termites

Formosan termites are the worst of the subterranean termite family. Formosan termites differ from regular subterranean termites by their noticeably larger size. These pests not only eat wood, but can chew through electrical cords, causing blackouts.

Traits of a Subterranean and Formosan Termite

  • Length: Subterranean termites are 1/4-inch long, Formosan subterranean Termites are larger
  • Color: Both are light-colored
  • Wings: wingless or have very short, nonfunctional wings.
  • Head: elongated

Drywood Termites

Unlike subterranean termites who need moisture, Drywood termite thrive in dry areas, specifically inside wood above ground level. Popular places to find Drywood termites include fences, utility posts, furniture, moldings and door and window frames. While Drywood termites are not as destructive as subterranean termites, they can be easily transported in wooden articles and start infestations anywhere.

Warning sign of a Drywood Termite infestation

  • Fecal pellets
  • Shape: Distinct ridged shape
  • Size: 1/25 inch long, similar to the size of a grain of table salt

Traits of a Drywood Termite

  • Length: Larger than subterranean termites, up to one-half inch long
  • Color: Light-colored
  • Wings: Wingless, or have very short, nonfunctional wings
  • Heads: Elongated
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白蚁侵扰的迹象通常不会发生直到为患已经达到了严重的程度。为了尽量减少损失,当您发现下列任何警告标志,致电我们有关免费检查和评估:

白蚁警告标志

  • 短命的有翅昆虫群体在你的家中或始发于你家附近的土壤
  • 开裂或起泡的油漆
  • 白蚁的排泄物
  • 敲击时,木材听起来像空心
  • 泥管在外墙,木梁或在狹小空隙
  • 脫落的白蚁翅膀, 类似透明的鳞鱼
  • 下垂的墙壁,类似看到水害

是什么吸引白蚁

  • 湿气
  • 故障喷头的漏水
  • 在管道或屋顶的漏水
  • 你的房子底下凝聚
  • 排水不良
  • 食物源
  • 木制房屋结构
  • 碎石在管道空间
  • 木柴堆
  • 湿木
  • 温度:在暖气和空调系统控制温度下创造一个舒适的环境,使白蚁和啮齿动物全年成长。
  • 进入点:裂缝和孔洞提供白蚁和所有其他害虫自己的个人入口进入你的家。白蚁和害虫也可以通过封装的包裹和家具一起運送到您的家

最常见的类型

地下白蚁

地下白蚁是在美国昆虫最大的木材威胁,造成的财产损失超过火灾和风暴的结合。这些白蚁吃木头和含纤维素的物品如纸,纤维板,和甚至从棉花或植物纤维制成的某些织物。被命名地下白蚁因为它们的需要的水分,并且经常在潮湿的土壤或潮湿的木头找到。

台灣乳白蟻

台湾乳白蚁是最坏的地下白蚁家族。台湾白蚁不同于正常地下白蚁是它们明显更大尺寸的差异。这些害虫不仅食木头,但可以咀嚼电线,造成停电。

地下白蚁和台灣乳白蟻的特性

  • 长度:地下白蚁是4英寸长,台湾地下白蚁较大
  • 颜色:两者都是浅色
  • 翅膀:无翅或很短的,无功能的翅膀
  • 头部:伸長

干木白蚁

有别于地下白蚁需要水分,干木白蚁茁壮成长在干燥地区,特别是地面以上的木质里面。热门地点找到干木白蚁包括围栏,電線,家具,装饰线条和门框和窗框。虽然干木白蚁不是破坏性的如地下白蚁,它们可以很容易地在木制品运送任何地方开始侵扰。

干木白蚁侵染警告标志

  • 粪便颗粒
  • 形状:鲜明的脊形状
  • 大小:1/25英寸长,类似食盐的颗粒大小

干木白蚁的特性:

  • 长度:比地下白蚁较大,高达二分之一英寸长
  • 颜色:浅色
  • 翅膀:无翅或很短的,无功能的翅膀
  • 头部:伸長
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