Insect Note - ENT/rsc-15

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

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BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

INTRODUCTION
TERMITE BIOLOGY
- Termite life cycle
- Signs of an infestation
TERMITE CONTROL
- Chemical Control
- Common termiticides
- Treating around wells and drains
- Termite baits
- Mechanical Control
TERMITE PREVENTION
- Existing Homes
- New Construction
GETTING HELP WITH PROBLEMS

Recommendations for the use of chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in the publication does not imply endorsements by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations in theirand conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact the Cooperative Extension Service Center in your county.


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Prepared - May 25, 1998