A termite king is the reproductive male in a colony of termites. The termite king's role is to mate with the queen and produce offspring. The king and queen are the only reproductive members of the colony, and they are usually larger and longer-lived than the other members. The king and queen are also the only members of the colony that have fully developed wings. What is … [Read more...] about What does a termite king do?
My simple answer is not likely. But you need to be careful of where you are getting wood chip mulch from. There are many ways to get free wood mulch; neighbors taking down trees, highway projects, counties distributing, etc. If you are getting free mulch, make sure to check if there is any sign of termites. If you read forums posts of garden-related websites, many complain that … [Read more...] about Does Wood Chip Mulch Attract Termites?
If you got a great deal on a house with termite damage, think again. What you see with your eyes can be just the tip of the iceberg. If you see termites inside your house, you can be sure that your house is already infested with termites inside the walls. If you don't see any live termites but the damages are apparent, feel free to hire a private termite inspector who is not … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a House with Termite Damage?
Flying ants and termites are easy to identify once you know what to look for. The easiest way to determine if a winged ant is a termite or not is by looking at the length of its wings. Termite has equal length wings, but flying ants have wings that are different in length and width. Another way to tell the difference between flying ants and termites is by looking at the … [Read more...] about Difference Between Flying Ants and Termites
One of our readers asked me this question via email. She is planning on purchasing a house and she has a great deal on the price of the house. One thing she's worried about is that during the house inspection, the inspector found some signs of termite damage. The inspector couldn't find any live termites, but the damage was visible. The owner of the house was willing to pay for … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a House with Minor Termite Damage?