Termite Species

Subterranean Termites

Philippine Milk Termite

This termite species is classified as the most voracious subterranean termite. They nest underneath structures such as patios, soil subsidence, under or inside tree trunks. When disturbed, they will emit a white, milky substance as defense.

Mound-building Termite

M.gilvus is known to be largest termite species in the Philippines. The large brownish head of its major soldiers with well-developed mandibles are about 4 mm in length. This mound-building termite species is usually found in gardens but will definitely feast on wood or other cellulose-based items on or near the ground. The destruction of one mound will not necessarily control the infestation if there are secondary nests in the area, and the primary Queen has not yet been exterminated.

Los Baños Termite

This species got its name from the place where it was discovered in Laguna. One very distinct ability of this termite is building mud tunnels in columns that suspend from the ceilings. Aside from nests on the ground, they can also build above-ground nests on living or dead trees.

Luzon point-headed Termite

This termite species is known to nest above-ground on tree trunks, as well as on abandoned structures with semi-carton runways. It is easy to distinguish these termites because of their pointed head.

Controlling Termites

If you don’t know what to look for, it’s easy to miss the warning signals of a termite infestation. If you’ve detected any of the symptoms, your home is probably already infested. termite species can be tough to eradicate on your own, especially if the infestation is advanced. The best thing you can do is engage a termite treatment specialist to take care of the situation.

If you’re not sure what to do if you discover termite species, your best bet is to contact a specialist. When you call in termite control professionals, they will be able to identify the type of termite in your property as well as the extent of the infestation. They will also be able to assist in taking care of it before the subterranean termite species create any harm.

Call Pestsolutions Inc. a regular member of Pest Exterminators Association of the Philippines if you suspect you have termite in your house or if you want to avoid future infestations. We realize how unpleasant dealing with termite in your house can be, as well as how catastrophic termite damage can be.


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