CONSUMER INFORMATION ON DRYWOOD TERMITES
- Drywood (non-subterranean) termites as well as subterranean termites occur in Florida.
- Drywood termites infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil. The subterranean species must nest in the soil or near a water source in order to survive.
- Signs of infestations by drywood termites and control measures differ drastically from those for subterranean termites.
- Drywood termites occur in small colonies in isolated wood pieces. Multiple colonies can infest a structure simultaneously
- Drywood termites remain hidden within the wood or other material on which they feed, so they seldom seen. Fecal pellets are ejected periodically, while swarmers fly from colonized wood in late spring and summer.
- Galleries or tunnels in the wood made by drywood termites cut across the grain of the wood and destroy both soft spring wood and the harder summer growth. Galleries made by the subterranean species follow the grain of the wood and the soft spring wood is attacked first. Signs of infestation include: Winged insects emerging in evenings and night attracted to lights or TV. Discarded wings accumulating around window sills or in spider webs Wooden pellets (much smaller that rice grains) accumulating on floors or under furniture. These pellets are cream to reddish-brown or black. The color of the pellets is not related to the color of the wood. The pellets are about 1mm long and distinctively six-sided, making them easily distinguishable from other wood-destroying organisms. Pellets usually fall into piles as the termites push them out of the infested wood. A sign of advanced infestation is surface blisters. These termites sometimes tunnel close to the surface giving the wood a blistered appearance. Infestations may be detected by tapping the wood every few inches with the handle of a screwdriver. Damaged wood sounds hollow - a papery rustling sound indicates tunnels just beneath the surface.
TERMITICIDE AND WOOD DECAY PROTECTANT
- KILLS AND PREVENTS RE-ENTRY OF TERMITES AND ANTS
- WOOD DRYING AGENT
- PERMANENT TREATMENT
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- TERMITICIDE AND WOOD DECAY PROTECTION.
- Total penetration of wood, stone and concrete is achieved while delivering a lethal dose of specially modified cedar oil to the termite or ant species harboring in or below the material surface. The proper use of our product will result in the killing and evacuation of termites attacking wooden structures below or above ground level. Total penetration of our organic treatment into the wood will eliminate the wood eating insect forever. Treatment results mirror early stages of organically induced petrified wood, an off-limit area for all insects. The absence of moisture is the absence of both fungal and insect issues.