Formosan Termites

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      Termite-Formosan Termites

      Cimex lectularius

      Identification of Swarmers:

      Formosan termites swarm in huge numbers in late spring or summer; usually following a warm rainy day. They prefer to swarm in times of high humidity in the evening hours from dusk to midnight. The swarmers are attracted to lights and are about 1/25'', including wings. Their body color is pale yellowish brown. A fontanelle (frontal gland pore) is present.

      The swarmers have four wings of equal size with dark hard veins in the front portion of the front wing. The wings are a translucent, slightly milky color and covered with tiny hairs.

      Identification of Soldiers:

      The armoured head of the soldier is rounded tapering toward the front. A fontanelle (frontal gland pore) is present on the soldier's forehead. They have large mandibles relative to their body, which is flat and narrower than the head. When disturbed the Formosan soldier termite may emit a white sticky latex substance from its fontanelle - a defensive measure to ensnare their enemies, primarily ants.

      Manufacturer Recommended Products And Treatment For Formosan Termites Control

      Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of

      Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

      Conducive Condition Recommendation
      1 Tree branches on house Keep tree branches away from house to reduce pest access
      2 Firewood next to foundation Keep firewood away from house to reduce pest harborage
      3 Debris on crawlspace/next to foundation Remove wood debris to reduce termite ha rborage area
      4 Excessive plant cover, stump, etc. Providing spacing between plant cover and structure
      5 Soil above the foundation Ii ne Keep soil below top of foundation to reduce harbo rage areas
      6 Wood-to-ground contact Keep soil from touching wood to eliminate termite access
      7 Debris on roof/full gutter Keep gutter & roof free of debris to reduce insect harborage
      8 Standi ng water near/under structure Eli minate standing water to reduce pest harbo rage
      9 Mo isture problem under structure Increase ventilation to reduce pest harbo rage area
      10 Openi ngs at plumbi ng & electronics Seal opening to reduce pest access
      11 Excessive gaps at windows/doors Seal gaps to reduce pest access
      12 Lea ky plumb ing fixtures Repair to reduce moisture for pests
      13 Keep garbage cans covered Covered to reduce attraction of insects of vertebrate pests
      14 Mo isture damage wood Repair rotten or damaged wood to reduce insect harborage
      15 Grocery bags stored improperly Seal paper sacks in containers to reduce i nsect ha rborage areas
      16 Pet food unsealed or left out Keep pet food in sealed containers and unavailable to pests
      17 Excessive storage conditions Keep storage areas uncluttered and manageable
      18 Debris below kick plates Remove kick plates to reduce rodent harborage
      Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and
      application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label direction for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment.
      , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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