Dr. Bob Hickman from BASF gives us an education on termites. First, he explains where termites come from and how they get into our houses. He describes how a colony builds and expands into above ground and ground based colonies. Bob also touch on flying ants, and how to tell them from a termite—they are not the same thing. Finally, Bob advises using a professional exterminator to inspect your home for termites.
If they are found, treatments for subterranean termites can be done using a liquid, like Termidor™ HE, or a bait system can be used. Also, baits can be used for a termite monitoring system, such as Trelona™ ATBS Home Monitoring, allowing your pest control professionals to be aware of termites if they should appear around the perimeter of the house.