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Formosan Subterranean Termite

Formosan Subterranean Termite

Formosan Subterranean Termite is a species that has been transported worldwide. Its native region is China. It travelled to Formosa, Japan etc. Formosan Subterranean Termites are found in massive numbers in southern states of America, and South Florida is badly affected.

Appearance of Formosan Subterranean Termite

The Formosan Subterranean Termite looks like subterranean termite. Their color ranges from creamy white to brown or black. They have 6 legs. Their size is 1/8 inch long, and increases. They have antennas. They can be long, oval and narrow in shape. The Formosan subterranean termite is recognized by its head, which is like a teardrop and its orange-brown color. There are three forms of this species. They are a. worker, b. soldier and c. alates (swarmer). The wings of this species are covered in hair.

Distribution of Formosan Subterranean Termite

This invasive species was first transported to Japan in the 1700s. Then, it reached other parts of the world through travellers and ships. In 1950s, it was spotted in South Africa, and by 1960s, it was reported in the southern states of America where they are widespread. They are found in southern states of USA. They will be restricted to southern states because eggs will not hatch below 68 F. South Florida is extremely exposed to them.

Damage done by Formosan Subterranean Termite

Following are damages caused by them:

  1. Formosan Termites are called super-termites because they are very aggressive and destructive in nature than their relatives.
  2. One colony of subterranean termite consist of few thousands termites, but one single colony of Formosan termite consist of millions of termites. Therefore, a single native of subterranean termite does not cause damage as much as single Formosan termite does.
  3. They damage woods in southern states of America, causing $2 Billion damage annually.
  4. A Formosan colony eats up 13 ounces of wood a day.
  5. They have the potential to harm the structure within three months.
  6. This specie is difficult to control once they have infested structure of a home.
  7. They can also cause damage to telephone wires, underground cables and electricity wires, cause connection problems and power outage problems.

    Formosan Subterranean Termite

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 Solution?

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! Formosan Subterranean Termite

  • 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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Formosan Subterranean Termite

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Broward County: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood Florida, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lazy Lake, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors .

Palm Beach County: West Palm Beach , Boca Raton , Boynton Beach , Delray Beach , Greenacres , Jupiter , Lake Worth , Palm Beach Gardens , Royal Palm Beach and Wellington .

Monroe County: Key Largo , Islamorada , Marathon and Key West.

Ants: Acrobat Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant, Argentine Ant, Big-headed Ant, Carpenter Ant, Citronella Ant, Crazy Ant, Field Ant, Fire Ant, Ghost Ant, Harvester Ant, Little Black Ant, Moisture Ant, Odorous House Ant, Pavement Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Texas Leaf Cutter Ant, Thief Ant, Velvety Tree Ant and White-footed Ant.

Bitings Insects: Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Cat Flea, House Mosquito, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Pubic Lice and Thrips

Mosquitoes: Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes-Aegypti Mosquito and Culex Mosquito.

Cockroaches: American Cockroach, Asian Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach, Cuban Cockroach, Florida Woods Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Smoky Brown Cockroach, Surinam Cockroach and Woods Cockroach.

Flies: Blow Fly and Bottle Fly, Cluster Fly, Crane Fly, Face Fly, Flesh Fly, Fruit Fly, Fungus Gnat, House Fly, Drain Fly and Phorid Fly.

Rodents: Deer Mouse, House Mouse, Norway Rat, Pack Rat, Roof Rat, Vole and White-footed Mouse.

Spiders: Black Widow Spider , Brown Recluse Spider, Cellar Spider, Crab Spider, Domestic House Spider, Funnelweb Spider, Garden Spider, Ground Spider, Hobo Spider, House Spider, Jumping Spider, Spiny-backed Orb Weaver Spider, Tarantula, Wolf Spider and Yellow Sac Spider.

Stinging Pests: Africanized Honeybee, American Dog Tick, Bald-faced Hornet, Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Bird Mite, Deer Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Bumblebee, Carpenter Bee, Cat Flea, European Hornet, Fire Ant, Honeybee, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Lone Star Tick, Paper Wasp, Scorpion, Soft Tick, Thrips and Yellow Jacket.

Termites: Dampwood Termite, Drywood Termite, Formosan Subterranean Termite and Subterranean Termite.

Ticks and Mites: American Dog Tick, Bird Mite, Black-legged Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Clover Mite, Lone Star Tick and Soft Tick.

Other Pests: American Spider Beetle, Bean Weevil, Cigarette Beetle, Cowpea Weevil, Dried Fruit Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Foreign Grain Beetles, Indian Meal Moth, Larder Beetle, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Red or Confused Flour Beetle, Rice & Granary Weevils, Sawtoothed & Merchant, Grain Beetles, Shiny Spider Beetle, Cabinet Beetles, Centipedes & Millipedes, Chinch Bugs and Earwigs.

Formosan Subterranean Termite

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