Eastern Subterranean Termite
Reticulitermes flavipes, commonly known as Eastern Subterranean Termite, is classified as pest, invasive and widespread species. They are commonly found in the North America. A mature colony of Eastern Subterranean Termite consists of 5,000 to 5 million termites, and its queen produce 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per day. It means that their population increases in large numbers every day.
Appearance of Eastern Subterranean Termite
They appear like a subterranean termite with little variations. They have 6 legs, an antenna, 1/8 inches long and their color varies. They can be creamy and brown/black. There are three forms of Eastern Subterranean Termite. They are a. worker b. soldier and c. reproductive. Eastern Subterranean Termite is recognized by their color, which is brown/orange. Their wings are covered in hair.
Distribution of Eastern Subterranean Termite
This species has been said to originate in the southeastern states of USA. This species is present throughout United States of America. It occurs in northern and southern America states, including Texas, Florida. They are also found as far as Southern Ontario. It is very widespread in Florida and Texas, and its damage affects homeowners greatly there. In 2006, it was also reported in Oregon. This Eastern Subterranean Termite is also found in France, Germany (Europe), Bahamas, Uruguay, Chile (South America).
Damage Caused by Eastern Subterranean Termite
Following are damages caused by Eastern Subterranean Termite:
1. They are the most destructive insect pests, present throughout United States of America. They consume wood at rapid rate than their relatives. They eat up 400 grams of wood per days.
2. Eastern Subterranean Termite causes billions of damage to the houses, cables, plastic, mortar, rubber, soft metal and creosote. They also attack 50 plant species, cotton, and paper.
3. Eastern Subterranean Termite can be controlled prior and after the infestation. There are many preventive measures that should be taken by homeowners. Most of the houses get infested because these species are very smart and destructive. They are social insects, and they work like a team. Every member of the termite community is given a task, and they fulfill it with determination. So, after infestation, they are hard to control.
4. An entire structure of a house can be harmed and damaged by them completely within six months of the infestation.
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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