Asian Subterranean Termite Distibution
Asian subterranean termite (Coptotermes gestroi) is also known as super termites and can cause considerable damage to your home. They are a persistent problem in Florida and cause damage worth millions of dollars. The current article provides details about the distribution and damage caused by Asian subterranean termites.
The Asian subterranean termite is endemic to South-East Asia. However, due to human activities, the Asian subterranean termites have spread to different parts of the world which are far off from their place of native origin. It reached the Marquesas Island in 1932, Mauritius in 1936, and Barbados in 1957. It then spread to other Caribbean islands. Asian subterranean termites have also been located in South Mexico.
The first instance of it being reported in mainland US was in 1996, when it was found in a storefront and church in Miami, Florida. There were many further discoveries made of these termites in Florida. It was found in some boats of the Florida coast and it was believed that they came to Florida through these boats only. The Asian subterranean termites became established in natural woodlands in the Caribbean. In Florida, they seem to thrive more on manmade structures, trees located close to them, and in boats. Asian subterranean termites thrive in tropical climate and the climate of Florida is just perfect for them to flourish. This is a key reason why they have thrived and infested homes and other buildings in large parts of Florida and have become a threat to most house owners.
The Asian subterranean termites can cause severe damage to your home and its belongings. They can quickly consume your wooden items, cardboard, paper, fabric, and even disintegrate concrete. They can easily drill holes through rubber, plastic, and Styrofoam while they search for food. They live in underground colonies and enter the foundation of your home through cracks, expansion joints, conduits, etc. If left uncontrolled and untreated, these Asian subterranean termites can cause extensive damage to your house and even compromise its structural integrity.
Considering the nature and extent of damage which these termites can cause, it is important to get your house treated for termite extermination at the earliest. You can consider hiring Toro Pest which is a highly reputed termite extermination company in Florida. They provide you a free assessment of the termite infestation status and are also SENTRICON certified agency. The SENTRICON system is the most effective solution for termite extermination as it targets the termite colony and its queen also which ensures complete termite extermination.
Worried About Termite Damage? You Should be.
Usually you don’t see termites or the damages they cause until it’s too late. In fact, the annual cost of termite damage to buildings in the US is more than $5 billion- greater than that of fires, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.
The Sentricon System starts protecting your property the minute it is installed. Termites are attracted to the bait and once consumed, lose the ability to eat, breed and survive. The end result is the complete elimination of the colony, including the queen!
- Stations are installed in the ground around the perimeter of your structure.
Once in the ground, there is only a service cover visible; the stations require a special key to open them. Because of our Always Active™ technology, the Recruit HD termite bait will begin to work right away.
- Termites Eat the Bait and Share with the complete Colony
Termites prefer the bait used in Dow AgroSciences®Sentricon®Termite Baiting System stations 10 times more than wood. Noviflumuron, the active ingredient, is shared within the colony.
- Your Property is Protected from Termites 24/7 – 365
By keeping Dow AgroSciences®Sentricon® Termite Baiting System stations in place around the perimeter of your property, your property will have ongoing protection from any current or future termite infestations.
The Benefits of Sentricon® Termite Baiting Systems:
- Environmentally responsible. Has little or no impact on human health, low toxicity to birds, fish, and plants; and little potential for groundwater contamination.
- Once installed, it creates a barrier around your property so that termites take the bait back to their colony and keep them away from your structure.
- Eliminates entire termite colonies, including the queen.
- The Latest technology in Termite Colony Elimination.
- There no drilling into slab and no trenches.
- Total peace of mind with year around termite protection.
- TORO’s Board Certified Entomologist Certified Trained Technicians which specialize in Termite Baiting Technology will provide you with the results you can count on.
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