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New Discovery: “Exploding Backpacks” in Termite Battles

You would think that battles are for the young soldiers. But in a recent discovery by scientists in Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, a more gruesome sacrifice by older workers is happening in a species of tropical termites. Sending older workers to battle is nothing new in the world of social insects like termites, but this time “exploding blue pouches” are involved in their ultimate sacrifice to defend their colony. Watch the following video courtesy of Livescience. Read more about this shocking discovery about the extent to…

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Why is termite baiting a safer method for termite control?

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The most modern and advanced approach to the use of pesticides for pest control is to use the most effective product against the target organism, that kills only the target group and does not harm those that are not targeted. And if the application can be done at the least possible rate of release of the poison to the environment, that would be by far the most desirable. These are the characteristics of termite baiting, which is undoubtedly the most effective in eliminating termite colonies and the safest…

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Why doing it yourself will cost you more in termite control

don't do it yourself

Doing it yourself can be a good thing when it comes to gardening or decorating the interior of your house.  But when it comes to termite control, doing it yourself would eventually cost you more.  You could also be risking your home, the single biggest investment for most families.  Most importantly, you also run the risk of harming the ones you love. Gardening can be enjoyable.   For some, it is a stress-reliever, a form of exercise, and even a bonding activity for couples or for parents and their…

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One of the most effective products for termite treatment in the Philippines has an active ingredient (Fipronil) that is at the center of a legal dispute over patented processes between two global pesticide industry giants: BASF and Makhteshim. This high-stakes battle in a United States Court has recently shifted into high gears as the termite season fully arrives bringing in high demand for termite control services in Metro Manila and key cities in the country. Clients need not worry about this though as termite treatments would not be…

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