Termite Poems

Believe it or not, the termite has actually had poems written for it. Poetry can be written about any subject – as any good writer knows. But when you think about writing poems for a termite, that just seems a little too strange even for the most seasoned writer. In reality, there are some termite poems that exist. Most are humorous and we’ll share just a few we’ve found. Famed humorist Ogden Nash is well known for his hilarious short poetry and sharp witticisms on human life. While he hasn’t written many poems to the termite, he did write one that has been studied by students in many grades and evaluated for its social relevance as well as humorous quality. …

Termite Pictures

Having termite pictures at your disposal when you think you have a termite infestation can be a great tool in identifying these horribly devastating little creatures. You can find termite pictures in many places, but a great place to start is on the Internet. If you do a quick Google search for “termite pictures” and then click on the “Images” tab above the search bar, you will have hundreds and hundreds of termite pictures at your disposal. Once you have the termite pictures, you can then set about deciding whether or not you have a termite problem. If you suspect you have termites, look for burrow holes in damp wood areas and try to see if you can locate insects …

Termite Mounds

In some regions – notably arid and tropical savannas, the single termite along with their colony member will construct extremely large and elaborate mounds which will house their colonies. These mounds can have very distinctive forms and are often tall wedge-shaped termite mounds with the long axis oriented approximately north to south. Actually, this formation has a purpose in their lives as they show to help in thermoregulation – or the temperature control that will allow the termites to live comfortably in a conducive environment to help them grow and thrive. There is a column of hot air rising in these above ground termite mounds that will help drive circulation currents inside the network of the mound thus keeping it …

Termite Inspector

A termite inspector is someone who is professionally trained to go into a structure and look for evidence of termite infestation and damage. Becoming a termite inspector consists of a certain amount of in-class training as well as on-the-job experience. Often, the amount of time it takes to get certification is somewhere in the area of a few weeks. If you are interested in becoming a termite inspector, you should look for a training program that is certified with the American Association of Pest Control Services and pick a program that is within your budget. There are many advantages to becoming a termite inspector not the least of which is the income potential. There are homes and buildings everywhere. At …

Termite Inspection

A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDI) and wood-destroying organisms (WDO). The inspector will conduct the termite inspection by visually looking at the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property.  In areas where Drywood termites are prevalent, and in houses where there are no sub-areas, the attic may also be accessed and inspected during a termite inspection.  After the termite inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the applicable/appropriate form. The average termite inspection takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes for a thorough inspection, depending on the size and conditions …