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Two Dangerous New Exotic Species Mating To Potentially Create
The Most Destructive Hybrid Termite In The World

Norwood, MA, April 20, 2015: Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion in economic losses attributed to termites annually. New Englanders who own vacation homes in the state have good reason to worry about these pests, with their colonies and level of destruction growing each year. Since their mating swarms usually occurred during different months, the two species never previously came into contact. But recently not only have they have been discovered swarming together, they have already produced a hybrid that is the most aggressive and destructive termite yet.

This hybrid grows more vigorously than the original species, forming much larger colonies. While the Asian and Formosan termites are currently confined to the southern US, their range is expanding north. With weather patterns shifting more drastically every year, it even seems possible that they could migrate even further.

With aggressive insects like these new termites, equally aggressive treatment to combat them is often required to avoid massive damage. Sentricon is one cutting-edge system that utilizes bait termites prefer even more than wood. a better and more precise approach than liquid insecticides because it targets and kills the colony and the queen. The active ingredient in this particular treatment is the first and only termite product to be awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It uses only a few grams of active ingredient on each property, compared with a liquid chemical treatment that surrounds a typical structure with more than 200 gallons of diluted insecticide with potentially serious adverse effects to non-target organisms, including humans. This treatment system also utilizes termite bait that is strategically placed in stations by termite specialists only when and where needed to further minimize the amount of active ingredient in the environment. Sentricon is the most effective termite treatment in the industry, and with it’s low impact on the environment, the primary eco-sensitive solution at EHS.


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