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DURR Environmental Services
Protecting Health and Property Since 1962

Greater New Orleans Area
(504) 833-5550
Formosan Termite Specialists


Formosan Subterranean and Native Subterranean

Formosan Termite
"Soldier"
Eastern Subterranean
Termite "Soldier"
Southeastern
Drywood
Termite "Soldier"
Termite Soldier Image
Termite Soldier Image


Starting of a New Colony

Termites swarm in the early spring months when environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, and light are suitable. Worker termites construct mud tubes and usher swarmer termites out for their annual mating season. Formosan termites swarm in the evening hours between the months of April-July. Native termites swarm in February-April.


Food and Foraging

Foraging termites consume cellulose material, the most common source of which is wood. Native termites can forage up to 225 feet from the colony in the soil. Formosan termites can forage up to 450 feet from the colony. Once enough wood has been consumed by the Formosan termites, they form above ground nests referred to as carton nests which retain moisture and allow the above ground termites to function independant from the parent colony in the soil.

Termites foraging

Foraging Termites

Termite carton nests

Carton Nests


Common Methods of Household Termite Entry

 


What Termite Program is Best for my Property?

Pre-Construction Service

We offer a three-phase termite protection program for pre-construction work.
  1. Pre-treat soil at 100 gallons of finished product termicide per 1000 square feet.
  2. Return to building site during construction. Treat all walls on the first level with a wood preservative to provide long-term protection from wood destroying insects and protect against moisture problems in the future (rotting, fungus, etc.).
  3. Establish a zone around the perimeter of the foundation when all landscaping is completed. A thorough inspection of the premises is performed to locate conditions that may encourage termite activity.

    Conventional Ground Treatment

 


Authorized user of Termidor liquid termiticide.

Ground treatments are the most common way to protect property against Formosan and native termites. This calls for treating all soil adjacent to foundation slab or piers with liquids, foam, etc. and forming a treated zone between the soil and the structure to prevent termite entry.

 
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