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Bedbugs are becoming a serious problem, not only in this country, but throughout the world, and this is mainly due to the increase in the number of trips to different countries, both business and leisure.

They spread easily and are hardly destroyed, which leads to a rapid increase in the incidence of bug infestations.

The key point to solve this problem is to raise awareness about how to find them and ensure rapid treatment from bugs immediately after detection.

Effects of bedbugs

Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans and other mammals.

Although they can transmit diseases, in this country such cases are very rare. The main concern is irritation and frustration that arise from the bites of bedbugs.

Bites of bedbugs are not painful. Discomfort is caused by itching, which is the body’s response to a bite.

Treating bites reduces irritation, but it can be very unpleasant when there are several bites, as it often happens in the case of bed bugs.

Multiple bites and contact with bedbugs can also lead to the formation of an itchy rash or eczema. In such a situation, consult a doctor for advice and treatment.

How to recognize bedbugs

Not completely saturated bug, sucking human blood

The size of an adult bug is 5 mm in length. Before meals they are light brown and have a flat oval shape, but after eating they become more round and dark.

They go out to eat at night, they are attracted by the warmth of our body and the carbon dioxide of our breath.

They usually live in the bedrooms, but in the daytime they hide in crevices and cracks.

Most often they can be found in the seam of the mattress, cracks in the bed frame, behind the furniture that stands near the bed (especially behind the head of the bed) or in the places of convergence of walls and floor.

If bedbugs are already quite a lot, their presence gives out dark or black specks of feces on the mattresses.

With this spreading, there is also an unpleasant smell, which is highlighted by bedbugs.

How to recognize bug bites

It is difficult to recognize bedbugs by their bites, since the body can react to them in different ways.

It is more important to pay attention to the general nature and timing of bites, as well as other factors, to determine that bugs became the cause of bites.

The following description will help you determine if you have problems with bugs. Refer to our biting insect manual for information on how to handle bug bites.

Bug bites

Bug bite is unlikely to wake the victim. They can be anywhere on the body, but most often – where the blood vessels pass next to the skin.

One bug can bite several times in one place. However, bites in different parts of the body indicate that the bites are caused by several bugs. Bedbugs remove service would relief you and your family from this problem.

Bed bugs - drops of blood on the laundry

At an early stage of the appearance of bedbugs in the home, the victim may not feel bites, and those may not itch.

However, the presence of bedbugs is spoken by small droplets of blood on the sheets.

Sources of bedbugs

Bedbugs are usually brought into the house on clothes or inside furniture.

The most common source of bedbugs is a hotel where they already exist. Bedbugs or their eggs fall into clothes or suitcases and then are carried to the house.

If during a stop in the hotel you see signs of the presence of bedbugs, especially if you are bitten during sleep or you see blood traces on the sheet, carefully check your things before bringing them to your house.

Contact the hotel management to assess the risk – it may be necessary to wash, treat or disinfect things for certainty.

The same applies to the transfer of furniture – Bedbugs remove service can process furniture from bedbugs before bringing it into the house, if there is a risk of having bugs in it.

Try not to carry bugs

If there are bedbugs in your house, please take security measures so as not to transfer them with clothes, suitcases or furniture to hotels or the homes of your friends and relatives.

Bedbugs can also migrate to neighboring rooms through cavities in walls or floors. If there are bedbugs in your house and you live in an apartment or in an adjacent room, please pay attention to your neighbors and behave yourself accordingly. We would love to give you a hassle free Bedbugs remove service in cheap price in Bangladesh.

Treatment of premises with bugs

Bedbugs are very undesirable pests and are very difficult to destroy.

A high level of hygiene, deep cleaning and the use of non-professional insecticides will not allow the bedbugs to multiply, however, professional treatment is needed to completely destroy them.

Dhaka pest control offers the provision of call services for the Bedbugs remove service and other pest problems in homes. Our services are carried out quickly and efficiently, we guarantee the highest level of safety for your family and pets.

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Fighting Termites

The hidden way of life and the destructive work of termites imperceptible at the first stages make it very difficult to combat these dangerous pests.

Reliable protection of buildings and structures requires expensive and time-consuming measures. In the tropical countries of Asia, Africa, Australia and America, where termites damage not only human structures, but also many plantation plantations, much is being spent on anti-thermal protection.

Since the beginning of this century, intensive work has been done to find the most effective ways to combat termites, and to date, many countries have accumulated a lot of experience, which is based on modern specialists using new, powerful drugs and termite-resistant building materials.

In our country, recommendations on the control of termites are available in the works of a number of entomologists who studied the biology of these insects. In addition, collective recommendations were published in separate brochures: “Instructions on the protection of wood structures from decay and termites in tropical and subtropical climate” (1965) and “Struggle against termites. Instruction on the counter-thermal construction of residential buildings, industrial and other structures and the struggle against termites in the buildings infected by them “(1962-1971). Unfortunately, these instructions and especially the scientific articles of specialists are not normative, but only recommendatory in nature and practically not applied in practice. The measures prescribed by them are in most cases borrowed from foreign literature and their effectiveness has not been sufficiently tested on our termites.

The information given below is also compilative, but is based on local conditions, ecology and the harm of specific types of termites. In this connection, the entire territory inhabited by termites in the USSR is divided into four unequal areas: Central Asia, southern Ukraine and Moldova, the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus and Vladivostok.

Central Asia . All four types of termites that inhabit the territory of Central Asia (A. ahngerianus, A. turkestanicus, A. rhizophagus, M. turkmenicus) live in underground nests, feeding on dry grassy and arboreal vegetation of deserts. The damage noted by some authors of live pasture and sand-resistant plants, as a rule, is of a secondary nature – termites eat shriveled stems, branches and roots. It is most closely connected with the root system of A. rhizophagus, which, however, does not multiply in large numbers. In general, damage by termites of pasture and forest protective vegetation does not reach economically significant scales and, obviously, does not require any protective measures.

In the gardens and parks sometimes there are termites in old trees. The tree is populated from the ground through a dying or damaged root system or over the surface of the trunk under the cover of an earth crust. In this case, termites gnaw dead dead parts of the trunk and roots. In this case, they can be regarded as secondary pests that accelerate the process of destruction of old trees. However, the degree of influence of termites on this process is not clear and premature disposal of such trees should not be recommended. The dried trees must be removed as soon as possible after the death with the stump of stumps, in order to deprive a rich source of feed that lives in the garden or park of the termites, allowing them to multiply extensively.

Significant damage is caused by termites to railway sleepers, pillars and other wooden parts and structures that are outside of human habitation. To protect such products, the most reliable and proven method is deep industrial impregnation of wood under pressure of coal tar oil in accordance with GOST 2770-74 or slate according to GOST 10835-67. Installation of wooden poles on concrete stepsons and replacement of wooden sleepers with reinforced concrete excludes damage by termites. For construction and ornamental wood, impregnation with copper-chrome salts is promising.

Significant harm in the Central Asian republics is caused by termites to residential buildings and industrial buildings. A survey conducted by specialists of the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of the Turkmen SSR showed that in Ashgabat, Nebit Dag, Kazandzhik and other cities and towns of Turkmenistan, termites damage homes, administrative and other buildings. The houses that were built without a foundation, with the laying of walls on clay mortar, suffer the most. Termites also penetrate into houses standing on a brick foundation, through various cracks or wooden extensions.

Foreign experience in the fight against termites shows that the most reliable way to protect a building is by correctly designing and constructing it. Significantly high costs require the struggle with termites in the structure that has already been damaged by them.

In the construction of any building in order to protect it for a long period from damage, termites solve two tasks: the destruction of termites in the soil directly under the building and the avoidance of termites in the building from the surrounding soil. The solution of the first task in the construction of large buildings, under which a trench 1.5 m deep and more is excavated, is carried out in the production of excavations, when together with the excavation of the soil they are removed from the future building and the termites inhabiting it. In those cases when the soil is removed to a shallower depth or only the cultivated soil layer is removed, chemical treatment of the soil is necessary.

The treatment is carried out after the construction of the foundation and internal supports, cleaning of construction debris and leveling the soil. Applied aqueous emulsions of potent and long-lasting toxicity in the soil of organochlorine insecticides: aldrin, dieldrin and heptachlor in a concentration of 0.5% at a rate of 5-6 l / m 2. According to the Southern Forest Experimental Station in Gulfport (USA), the use of these insecticides against termites of Reticulitermes flavipes was effective for 14-18 years after soil treatment. If, during the construction of the house, a layer of sand is poured onto the ground from above, it is treated in the same way. The methods of soil treatment with solutions of sodium pentachlorophenolate or pentachlorophenol proposed in the “Instruction on counter-thermal construction …” (1971) are less effective and may not lead to the complete elimination of termites. Recommended by Kakaliev (1972), chlorophos and sevyn are toxic enough for termites, but they decompose very rapidly in the soil and can not serve as a barrier to termites in the future. Chlororganic drugs, although they have a number of limitations due to harmful effects on the human body, While still the most effective for the destruction of termites in the soil. When working with them in construction, all precautions should be followed, as well as the pollution of surrounding vegetation and soil. In the closed underground of the house they should not be in contact with human food. In this connection it is inadmissible to use the underground for economic purposes. To prevent the tenants, it is desirable to make large warning signs on the inside of the foundation: “The soil is etched with pesticide, October, 1975. Do not dig!” In this connection it is inadmissible to use the underground for economic purposes. To prevent the tenants, it is desirable to make large warning signs on the inside of the foundation: “The soil is etched with pesticide, October, 1975. Do not dig!” In this connection it is inadmissible to use the underground for economic purposes. To prevent the tenants, it is desirable to make large warning signs on the inside of the foundation: “The soil is etched with pesticide, October, 1975. Do not dig!”

The second task of building a terminal-protected building – the avoidance of termites from the surrounding soil – is solved using a set of constructive measures. The building is built on a stone foundation and supports with a high base made of baked brick or stone in a complex mortar with high-quality cement or a rough reinforced concrete foundation laid on insecticide-primed soil.

As a mandatory element of protection, all the literature sources mentioned also recommend the pickling of soil around the building with various insecticides. This work is more convenient to carry out immediately after the erection of the socle. First, abundantly spray the outer wall of the foundation and excavated trench around it, then fill it with treated soil and after sealing around the base make a concrete or asphalt ebb. The details of this operation in application to Central Asian termites do not yet have sufficient justification. In particular, the necessary and sufficient dimensions of the trench have not been established. The depth of the trench recommended by Kakaliev (1972) of 80 cm and width of 1 m is probably a reliable barrier against termites, but it is possible that its dimensions can be reduced without reducing reliability. The same applies to the width of the concrete outflow around the building,

Insecticide-etched soil, hidden under concrete tint, retains a protective effect for many years, but gradually its toxic properties are reduced. Therefore, in 10-12 years after the construction, it is necessary to additionally etch the ground under the ebb and flow around the building. This operation is carried out simultaneously with the replacement of the ebb, if it has numerous cracks. If the ebb tide is at this time in good condition, then a series of holes are drilled in it and through them an insecticide is injected into the ground with the help of an injector. This preventive treatment guarantees, under all sanitary norms and rules, the protection of the building for many years from the access of termites.

Destruction of termites in the structures they infested presents the greatest difficulties. At the same time, there are no reliable methods for exterminating the termites in houses built from raw brick, without a foundation and with an earthen roof (a local type of rural buildings in Turkmenistan). All the recommended measures can only temporarily reduce the number of insects in the house.

In houses built on a stone foundation, the struggle against termites should be timed to repair the building. In this case, the same tasks are solved as in the construction of a lady: the destruction of termites in the soil under the house and the avoidance of termites in the building from the surrounding soil.

To destroy the termites after the opening of the floor along the inner perimeter of the foundation and around the supports, dig a trench up to 1 m deep or the entire depth of the basement, if it is smaller. The foundation and supports are sprinkled with insecticides. The removed soil after spraying and thorough mixing is again placed in a trench. Ground in the underground after cleaning from any garbage is leveled and processed as during the construction of the house.

To prevent termites from entering the building, the outer side of the foundation and the docking are plastered using high-quality cement and around the whole building a screen is made of etched soil with a concrete or asphalt casting device, as in new construction. In some cases, if the lower parts of the walls of the house or the basement are to be repaired or replaced, it is useful to install protective metal visors.

In the “Instruction on Counterterm Construction …” (1971), after these operations, the processing of wooden structures of buildings with the purpose of destroying termites in them is prescribed as “one of the most difficult and important” works. This work requires high skill of the performers and even thus often gives dubious results, since insecticides do not penetrate into the depth of wooden parts where termites can be found, and insects do not die after processing.

Given the complexity and low efficiency of such processing, we believe that in Central Asia it can be abandoned altogether, performing carefully all the other operations described above. Since all Central Asian termites are soil, that is, they have nests in the soil, and the timber of buildings is used as a source of food, the termite workers that are left in the nest and remain in the wooden parts of the building will not be able to reproduce further. Soil these termites are also used to replenish moisture reserves. Termites deprived of this possibility will not be able to survive in the building for a long period and will die without the use of chemical preparations.

In the same cases, when there is an urgent need to eliminate termites in the building, fumigation with fluoride-sulfur gas, which is widely used in the USA for the destruction of termohole termites, is most effective.

Southern Ukraine and Moldova . In this area there is only a light-colored termite (R. lucifugus), classified according to the ecological classification to termites of moist wood. Termites in the south of Ukraine and Moldova, in contrast to the termites of Central Asia, are not overspent, but occur in separate foci. Therefore, in the complex of protective measures, it is important to conduct surveys of settlements and plantations in order to identify foci of termites.

Termite damage to the old roots of grapes was noted at the end of the last century.

Usually they settle in old stems with dying wood, which they feed on. Although these damages are never of a mass character, termites in some cases accelerate the death of bushes, which justifies the use of chemical treatments. Since phylloxera is one of the main pests of grapes in these areas, the struggle against termites is conveniently combined with seeding the root form of this pest.

One of the most effective methods of killing phylloxera is etching soil hexachlor with butadiene. This drug is effective against a large Caspian termite. Experimental data on the effect of hexachlorobutadiene and the necessary dosages for the light-cautious termite are not available in the literature known to us. Obviously, this issue is still waiting for its researchers.

A long-term hotbed of termites is known in the Odessa Botanical Garden, where termites damage wooden parts of greenhouses year after year. In recent years, wooden parabni greenhouses replaced by concrete, which significantly reduces the harmful activity of termites.

Repeatedly observed in the literature are cases of severe destruction of wooden building elements in the Odessa, Kherson and Nikolaev regions.

In these areas it is necessary to conduct a detailed survey of settlements on termite contamination. With new construction in the outbreaks of termites, all preventive measures should be followed, especially those elaborated in the American literature on the basis of many years of experience in the control of termites of the genus Reticulitermes.

In addition to the measures described above for Central Asian termites, it is necessary to take into account the association of the photophobic termite to moist soil. In this regard, in damp places it is recommended to conduct drainage works around the building, ensure good ventilation of the underground and cover the ground under the house with waterproofing material. All these measures simultaneously protect the building from damage by mushrooms. When protecting a building from a light-cured termite, it is necessary to take into account the small size of these insects and especially carefully seal all cracks and cracks in the lower part of the house.

Preventive measures in buildings in operation include periodic surveys of contamination with termites, keeping the cellars clean and surrounding the building of the territory, maintaining in the basement part of the building and the ebb (timely repair during cracking and deformation).

Destruction of termites in the structures infected by them is carried out in the same way as described above for the Central Asian termites. Additionally, drainage works are carried out, as in the construction of new houses.

Light-fluffy termite, like the Central Asian species, refers to soil termites. But it’s much quicker and easier to form additional sex individuals and isolated parts of the family that are inside the house in wood trash, especially in combination with tree rot, in wet seaside areas can exist for some time in isolation from the soil and even multiply, continuing to destroy the wooden elements building. Therefore, with regard to this termite, it is necessary to conduct extremely labor-intensive fighter operations inside the building.

 

Black Sea coast of the Caucasus . Living in the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, the only one in our fauna of the representative of the termotyled termites Kalotermes flavicollis, fortunately, is still not marked as a serious pest. In the city of Sukhumi it is sometimes found in parkland plantations, but settles in the dead parts of the tree and, feeding on dead wood, manifests itself only as a passive secondary pest. As a result of the activity of this termite, the formation of duples in old trees and their dying off are accelerated.

As preventive measures to prevent the settling of this termite, it is necessary to conduct timely and correct pruning of dry branches with the coating of sections with garden putty and sealing of valuable trees with cement mortar. The dead trees and stumps should be removed in a timely manner. Termite is not marked in yellow-cheek houses.

Vladivostok . Discovered in 1969 in residential houses in Vladivostok, the term Reticulitermes speratus proved to be a dangerous pest. It severely damages the wooden floors, walls and other elements of residential and public buildings in the city center. Probably R. speratus was brought to Vladivostok several decades ago from Japan or China. In nature near the city and other areas of Primorye, termites have not yet been discovered, but their long-term preservation in the remains of demolished houses and in outbuildings without any heating creates real preconditions for their acclimatization, which greatly increases the danger of this pest.

Numerous cases of importation and acclimatization of termites in new areas outside their range have been described in the literature. The American termite Reticulitermes flavipes, brought to Hamburg more than half a century ago, is very notorious and still damages residential and administrative buildings there, despite repeated attempts to destroy it.

The impossibility of applying a planned and radical struggle against termites in a capitalist port city should serve as a good lesson for us, and a vivid example of significant economic damage is an additional incentive for the proper and timely organization of radical and planned measures to eliminate a relatively small foci of termites.

The first step in this direction should be considered the organization in Vladivostok of a permanent inspection service for the inspection of urban structures for infection with termites. So far, only one focus has been identified in the Frunzensky district, covering about thirty houses. However, it is quite possible that the hidden harmful activity of these insects will be found in other parts of the old city and its suburbs.

Currently, there is a planned reconstruction of the city center, which is already partially implemented. Many old houses are demolished, and in their place are built capital multi-storey buildings. Work on the reconstruction of areas contaminated with termites should be carried out in compliance with all precautions, so as not to endure termites outside the hearth. In particular, it is impossible to allow the export of furniture and building materials contaminated with termites by residents; All the wooden details of the houses and outbuildings in question must be burned in place, the construction debris and soil should be treated with poisonous chemicals and taken out of the city.

When constructing new houses in Vladivostok, special attention should be paid to the waterproofing of the building and the ventilation of the cellars.

Conducting fighter operations in termite-contaminated pre-revolutionary buildings is obviously impractical. In the same cases, when the building is to be preserved, all the work required for light-sensitive and other termites of the genus Reticulitermes should be carried out.

The task of eliminating the foci of termites in Vladivostok will not be fully resolved if strict quarantine control is not applied to these insects. Now, with significant expansion of trade with Japan and other countries of Southeast Asia, this control is especially important.

Despite the complexity of termite control and significant financial costs, the focus should be on organizational arrangements. Attracting due attention to this issue of the city administration with the active assistance of the population will undoubtedly make it possible to completely eliminate Vladivostok hotbed of termites. What was not possible in capitalist Hamburg, must be successfully carried out in Vladivostok.

 

Termites and their colony

Termites, popularly called “white ants”, are in fact from time immemorial related to cockroaches. With the ants, their similarity is only in that they lead the same social insects, they also build nests communicating with each other, creating in them numerous families. The termite family is similarly divided into castes, as in the case of ants, where each has its own role. Cockroaches have no such distinctive qualities.

termites

Description, area

Most termites live in countries with dry or humid tropical and subtropical climates. In large numbers, they can be found on the territory of the south of Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and partly in Tajikistan. Termite in Russia is chosen by the zone of the Far East. It was in these countries of the former CIS that the greatest harm caused by termites to the woodworking economy and private wooden buildings was noted.

The family of termites is divided into 3 main castes: workers, soldiers and the reproductive group.

  1. Workers. Unlike ants, in this group termites include individuals of both sexes (in ants only females). Their body is small in size, only about 1 cm, softer. The thoracic department is less developed, the eyes are atrophied or they may not be at all. The sexual organs are underdeveloped or absent. The color of the working ants is white. Since it is they who, more often than the rest of the castes, come out of the nest for food and come to their eyes, termites and were mistakenly called “white ants”.
  2. Soldiers. This group of termites is easy to distinguish from others due to the color of the head: it can be yellow, orange, reddish-brown or almost black. On the large head is a “horn” with poison (in some species), which the soldiers squirt out in case of necessary protection. They also have one more weapon – powerful mandibles (jaws), which are very prominent forward and distinguish soldiers from other castes. Having felt a bite with such zhvalami, the enemy (from insects) can and change his mind to continue the attack.
  3. Reproductive group. Termites that can reproduce have a dark color, well developed eyes and 2 pairs of wings. Wings will only need them once in their life – for a flight during the mating period, after which the termites drop them. But the main thing in this group is the womb (otherwise – the queen or the queen) and the king. The queen can reach huge sizes for termites – 10 cm. This is possible due to the elastic abdomen, capable of repeatedly stretching during the period of bearing eggs (and it lasts almost constantly). The king, next to the queen, looks like a toddler, not much different in size from the representatives of the other two castes.

In general, adult termites do not have a constriction between the abdomen and the thoracic region, in contrast to the ants.

caste of insects

Lifestyle, food

It is quite difficult to see termites, because they do not like to creep out into the light and lead a predominantly nocturnal lifestyle. Their movement occurs mainly in their own moves under the ground or inside the tree. These numerous tunnels – a kind of connection between the chambers of one nest or several neighboring termites. Due to such secrecy, it is already too late to notice the damage caused by termites, when a wooden structure is rendered unusable due to the many holes and strokes made by termites inside it.

The main termite diet is cellulose in any form and in general everything that is made of wood. They eat dry rubbish, and plants with a tree-like stalk, and cardboard, and paper. An additional source of food can serve even linen, woolen and cotton fabrics, leather products and felt. But these termites are not eaten with such eagerness.

In nature, termites are eaten by rotten stumps and trees (dead trees do not threaten termites), dry stems of cereals, dead branches and fallen leaves. The intestines of these insects contain cellulose-destroying bacteria that break down the wood and transform it into acetate. Further digestion is carried out by other protozoa, also living in the intestines of termites. The resulting acetate and nitrogen are isolated by insects together with excrement and serve as a fertilizer for forest soils.

Eaten trees

In the photo a dry tree eaten by insects

In the winter, termites lose their activity, but, having settled down in heated wooden houses, continue their activity all year round.

The number of termites can range from several tens to millions of individuals, and each of them has a “position”.

termites

Workers are responsible for feeding and caring for the offspring and the king with the queen, storing food, developing the young, building and repairing the nest. They also feed soldiers whose huge jaws do not allow them to eat on their own, so they feed on defenders only with the help of “servants”. In short, termites are a kind of “service” that provides a variety of services to the rest of the family.

Soldiers are the protection of the colony. They guard the family from ants and other enemies, using their powerful jaws or a horn with poison. The action of the splashed out poison, which dries up in the air, has a paralytic effect, forcing the enemy to move for a while. In the case of partial destruction of the nest by the enemy, soldiers with their large heads block holes in narrow passages and remain in this position while workers close the hole. Often the soldiers themselves are “immured” and can no longer get out of the trap in which they found themselves, defending their nest.

termite soldiers

Soldiers, in turn, also have their own “units”. Large individuals protect the nest (they stop the heads of damage to the nest), the middle ones serve as a kind of rear, while the small ones act as “supervisors”, watching the workers, urging them and punishing them if necessary. There are among the termites of the soldiers and the guard and signal service. Numerous guards are vigilant to see if the danger threatens the nest, and in the event of an enemy, they give a signal to the signalmen, who, in turn, notify the main army of the threat. And then already termite fighters come out in orderly ranks to defend their home and their families.

About the nests

The nests of these insects have a different structure and location and size. They can be grounded underground and communicate among themselves thanks to a multitude of tunnels, reminiscent of huge galleries. Sometimes termites appear in the form of gloomy pillar-like structures on the surface of the earth.

In the north of Australia, termites built nests similar to tombstones that rise 3 m above the ground. It is noteworthy that many of these termites are built on one principle: their narrower faces are directed strictly to the south and north. So termites carry out climate control inside the dwelling, as if taking into account the heat of the day and the night coolness of those places.

Terminators in Australia
The nest is built by working individuals from a clay-like mass obtained as a result of mixing their own excrement and saliva with earth and wood. The walls of such a termite are quite dense, and to destroy it, the enemy will need some effort. The size of the nest depends directly on how large a colony resides in it at the moment.

Termite Terminals

Inside any kind of nest, countless chambers are built to store food reserves and develop and grow offspring. The most reliable camera is rightfully given to the royal couple, responsible for the addition of the family.

Reproduction

The king and the queen are responsible for the reproduction in the termite. Their pair is inseparable, they do not change their partners, and even live their whole life together in the same strong cell (unlike the ants, the termite king does not die after mating). Moreover, to “pozaritsya” on the queen, none of the other members of the family has any right. The Tsar’s couple is constantly under reliable protection of soldiers, replacing the post at regular intervals.

termite king

Being almost constantly in the state of “pregnancy”, the uterus swollen and enlarged 10 times, full of eggs, is unable to move because of the gravity it carries in itself. And then all the same workers come to the rescue, who deliver her food, wear her, lick the mucus secreted by the queen from her abdomen, and every few seconds move the withdrawn eggs to special numerous chambers for storage and further hatching. The Queen is incredibly prolific: only a day she is able to demolish up to 3,000 eggs. The main female lives for about 10 years, having managed to give offspring estimated in millions. During this time, many members of the family (especially soldiers) are killed, but the uterus not only replenishes the losses, but also exaggerates the number of individuals of the colony.

queen

But except for the king and queen, in the nest there are other individuals capable of giving offspring. Prior to reaching sexual maturity, they live in a nest where they were once born. At the end of spring – early summer, the swarming period begins, winged young birds create pairs and fly away from their parents’ house. This is the only time when they need wings: immediately after mating, the future “parents” discard them. Left without wings, these termites become completely defenseless against all sorts of enemies – spiders, birds, etc. Therefore, they are forced to temporarily hide. Those couples who managed to survive create their own nest and become a king and queen in it. With the advent of the first workers, the construction of a new termitek begins.

Enemies of the termites

During the departure of young pairs of termites from the nest, when they become defenseless, danger awaits them everywhere. Lizards, birds, ants (especially fire), dragonflies and spiders happily indulge in such prey. Some predators do not wait for the departure of defenseless individuals, but go straight to the termite, in the hope of a rich “catch”.

anteaters are not averse to eating termites

But dangerous for termites are not only “petty” enemies. In nature, they are eagerly catered by anteaters (in South America), tube-toots (in Africa), armadillos (in South, Central and North America) and pangolins (in South and equatorial Africa, in southeast Asia). These large predators destroy the termite, despite the tight clay walls, and eat the hosts, significantly reducing the number of termites. If they manage to get to the chamber of the king and queen, the colony will be doomed to extinction.

How to identify bed bugs

How to identify bed bugs

Appearance

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal. For more information, see what do bed bugs look like?

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep.

Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

1Seeing the bugs: Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.

2Case skins: As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.

3Defecation (bed bug droppings): After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.

4Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.

How do you get bed bugs?

You can pick up bed bugs almost anywhere — offices, stores, hotels and gyms for starters. They’re great at hiding and have been known to hitchhike in luggage, personal belongings or even you. Once indoors, they can be very difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist. You can reduce your chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early.

Tips

  • Remove all clutter from your home, which makes finding bed bugs easier.
  • Wash and dry your bed linens on the hottest temperature permitted.
  • Closely inspect any second-hand furniture before bringing it in your home.
  • Inspect your home after moving, trips, service calls or overnight guests.

How serious are bed bugs?

Reproduction

Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a bed bug’s lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days. Find out what temperature kills bed bugs.

Bed Bugs and Disease

It is possible that bed bugs can carry diseases, however, they are not known to transmit diseases to people. To learn more, see bed bugs and disease.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood, and people have various responses to bed bug Bites. To identify, learn about symptoms etc, see bed bug bites.

How to identify bed bugs

How to identify bed bugs

Appearance

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal. For more information, see what do bed bugs look like?

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep.

Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

1Seeing the bugs: Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.

2Case skins: As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.

3Defecation (bed bug droppings): After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.

4Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.

How do you get bed bugs?

You can pick up bed bugs almost anywhere — offices, stores, hotels and gyms for starters. They’re great at hiding and have been known to hitchhike in luggage, personal belongings or even you. Once indoors, they can be very difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist. You can reduce your chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early.

Tips

  • Remove all clutter from your home, which makes finding bed bugs easier.
  • Wash and dry your bed linens on the hottest temperature permitted.
  • Closely inspect any second-hand furniture before bringing it in your home.
  • Inspect your home after moving, trips, service calls or overnight guests.

How serious are bed bugs?

Reproduction

Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a bed bug’s lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days. Find out what temperature kills bed bugs.

Bed Bugs and Disease

It is possible that bed bugs can carry diseases, however, they are not known to transmit diseases to people. To learn more, see bed bugs and disease.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood, and people have various responses to bed bug Bites. To identify, learn about symptoms etc, see bed bug bites.