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Simple Ways To Dramatically Reduce Soil Moisture And Moisture Saturation Within Substructural Wood In Order To Prevent Subterranean Termite Attacks

Even in arid Arizona, native subterranean termite species must remain within relatively moist soil in order to thrive. The two most economically significant subterranean termite species in the state, desert subterranean termites and arid-land subterranean termites, see workers leave their central nesting site where they maintain foraging paths in moist soil. Foraging only in relatively…
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Which Termite Species In Arizona Are More Difficult To Control?

Termite infestations are particularly common in Arizona for several reasons. For one thing, termites are abundant in desert ecosystems because they are one of the few organisms in such regions that maintain soil fertility by breaking down dead plant matter. For those who are unaware, termites naturally consume cellulose, which is the fibrous material contained…
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How Do Subterranean Termite Colonies Differ From Drywood Termite Colonies

Unlike subterranean termites that dwell mostly in the soil beneath the ground, drywood termite colonies are completely contained within above ground wood sources. While subterranean colonies are largely made up of workers that tunnel through soil in search of fibrous plant material to feed on, drywood termite colonies do not produce workers that forage away…
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