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Queen Termite Control

The queen termite is the most important member of the colony, as she controls the reproduction of other members. Increasing the size of the colony is considered to be the main purpose of the queen, and she spends most of her time dedicated to this task. It is due to her presence that colonies of termites continue to grow and infest homes across America. Without the queen, these colonies will not survive and can be destroyed. If you have an infestation of termites in your home, then you need to consider the role that the queen plays in this problem so that you can solve it properly.

A queen termite is quite resilient and can live for many years and produce hundreds or even thousands of eggs in just one year. Due to these amazing reproductive capabilities, termites have the ability to spread throughout homes very easily. These problems will get worse and worse as the queen termite continues to lay eggs. If the problem is not solved in a timely manner, then you will run the risk of doing permanent damage to your home.

How the Queen Termite Functions

It’s important to have a good understanding of how the queen termite works, so that you can approach the problem of extermination in the appropriate manner. Termite queens will lay eggs very slowly at first and will have to care for them on their own. However, once some time has passed, the queen termite will have produced a lot of worker termites who can carry out these tasks for her. As the years go on, the termite queen will no longer have to think about watching out for and caring for her young. The other termites will take care of this responsibility and the queen can work on producing as many eggs as possible per year.

There are a lot of different types of termites, but in many of these colonies there are secondary queens who also share the reproductive responsibilities. Usually, these termites are separate from the true termite queen and live in different compartments of the mound. It’s important for exterminators to get rid of all of these secondary queens as well as the main one herself. If any of them are left to survive, then the colony will probably continue to grow and make the whole situation all that much worse. So don’t forget that these secondary queens are likely to exist and need to be dealt with.

How to Exterminate Queens

If you have termites that are causing damage to your home, then you need to consider all of your extermination options that will get rid of them and the queen termite. You can try some of the non toxic options out there, but you also need to consider all of the other things that are available for you to try as a homeowner. There are a number of different things you can do, as well as some low cost options.

One of the most popular options for getting rid of mounds of termites is to use an insecticide or fumigation option. If you are going to do something like this, then it’s probably a good idea for you to call in a professional exterminator who can handle the problem. This kind of thing can be dangerous, and you don’t want to harm yourself, your home, or your pets in the process of getting rid of such a pest. Consult a professional if you want to go for this option.

If you want to go for a slightly safer option, you could consider using baited traps to get rid of the queen termite. These traps are often easy for homeowners to use on their own and can be found at many local hardware and supply stores. If you think that you can handle the job yourself, then you should look into purchasing these traps for your home. Just remember that if this option doesn’t work, you will have to go with a more comprehensive and aggressive option to rid your home and yard of the termite problem.

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