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Pest Information

Knowing what you're dealing with is critical to being a pest management professional. Choose a category below for detailed species information and recommendations on products and training. And if you need extra advice, reach out to your Univar representative at any time.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

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Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites form colonies and forage for wood in soil, which provides moisture and protection from extreme temperatures. As a result, subterranean termites are more widespread than drywood termites, which are more vulnerable to extreme cold. Also unlike drywood termites, subterranean termites don’t live in the wood they’re eating. Since their colony size is not limited by wood, one subterranean termite colony can cause more structural damage than one drywood termite colony. Although subterranean termites occur in every state except Alaska, structural infestations are more common in warmer climates. Subterranean termites are limited by frozen topsoil in areas where winters are extremely cold, reducing the overall number of structural infestations in these areas.

Termite Biology & Pest Identification

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Termite Biology & Pest Identification

Managing termites in structures requires some knowledge of their biology to understand how and why they do what they do and, also, how to stop them. After completing this course, you should be able to know the differences between termites and ants; know the differences between drywood and subterranean termites; recognize the termite castes and understand how they develop; and identify the drywood and subterranean termite pests that are most common in the United States.

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