As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, now there are teenage mutant ninja termites roaming South Florida?
OK, so maybe they aren’t exactly teenage ninjas, but hybrid “super-termites” they could be!
You’ve heard me say time and time again that termites cost nearly $5 billion in damage every year – more than fire, storms and earthquakes combined, but that number may soon change… and not for the better!
The Asian and Formosan species of subterranean termites are not native to Florida and are two of the most destructive termite species in the world. It’s been a challenge learning how to control termites of these species because of how quickly each of them multiply on their own, but now researchers are saying that the hybrid colonies are reproducing at nearly double the rate!
To put it in perspective, consider this:
- Native subterranean termite colonies contain several hundred thousand termites.
- Formosan subterranean termite colonies contain several million termites.
Now double that and you can see the cause for concern!
But there are still many questions about how the hybrid Asian and Formosan termite colonies. The top one is, will the hybrids be sterile — or will they be able to reproduce and create new colonies on their own? Only time will tell!
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to have us do a free inspection of your home and explain how the Sentricon Total Colony Elimination System is a safe and effective solution for protecting your home.