wood-destroying insect

wood-destroying insect

Termites, post beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. Millipedes are technically wood decomposers, but may be included under some circumstances. Home purchase contracts generally require the property to be free from wood-destroying insects.Most termite policies exclude from coverage Formosan termites—a particularly voracious and practically indestructible termite working its way northward from New Orleans and other southern coastal cities. The Pest Control Canada Web site at www.pestcontrolcanada.com is one of the best for identification and further information about wood-destroying insects and other pests, plus there is an opportunity to submit photos of your own unidentified pests in order to ask for assistance.

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They also want to incorporate Blu Wood, a popular wood protection system used for trusses, I-joists and open web that protects wood from fungus and wood-destroying insects.
Woods containing different chemicals can be expected to differ in their ability to resist wood-destroying insects (Beal et al.
For more than 50 years borates have proven an effective barrier against wood-destroying insects including the Formosan subterranean termite in heavily infested areas such as Hawaii, Europe and New Zealand.
Termites cause most of the estimated $350 million in damage done by wood-destroying insects each year statewide, according to the Pest Control Operators of California.
Locating and changing conditions that attract wood-destroying insects or encourage the growth of fungus could save costly repairs as well as exposure to chemicals.
Not only is it tasty to termites and other wood-destroying insects, it acts as a great hiding spot for them to use while they eat away at your home.
Resistance to wood-destroying insects was highest ranked in the South, and ranked seventh overall.
Effective pest management practices protects the $4 trillion worth of construction in this country from wood-destroying insects.
These services can help prevent extensive property damage resulting from termites and other wood-destroying insects, and public health threats, such as asthma triggered by cockroach allergens.
Resistance to wood-destroying insects also ranked high in the South, and ranked fourth overall.
EPA) today announced that the registrants and manufacturers of the pesticide methyl bromide have indicated that they will voluntarily agree to interim label changes for products used to fumigate homes and other structures to destroy powder post beetles, termites and other wood-destroying insects.
April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent review of toxicology studies has prompted Cal/EPA's Department of Pesticide Regulation to issue regulations that change the way homes and other structures are fumigated for wood-destroying insects like termites.