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Termite reproductive swarmers and ant swarmers have distinguishing physical characteristics that set them apart. For starters, termites’ antennae are straight and bearded, while swarming ants have elbowed antennae. Termites have a broad waistline and are quite differently shaped than ant swarmers, who have a thin waistline and a thorax (which termites do not have).

In addition, termite reproductive swarmers have four wings of equal width and length. The front two wings of ant swarmers are decidedly larger than their hind wings, and less likely to break off their bodies than termites’ wings.


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The subterranean termite is not easy to detect…until damage has been done. Similar to the flu virus that sneaks up on us, when the symptoms aren’t felt until it’s too late, the damage caused by the underground termite is not realized until it has secured a place under and in your home. Yikes!

Once the wood has been chipped away at, or destroyed, the subterranean termite only gets hungrier and wants to consume more. Sure, it can be eradicated, but repairing the damage caused can be very costly. This particular pest is estimated to cause more destruction than most storms, and homeowners insurance usually doesn’t cover it. Aggressively going after the intruders, and prevention from that point on, are the keys. Call the professionals at Triple S Services for your termite inspection – 800-457-3785.

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Subterranean termites. Right off the bat, the sound of such a creature makes one cringe. Extensive knowledge of the bug, and the damage it can cause, is not required to raise the antennae of the average homeowner. They prefer softwood, but are content with almost any wood, happy to attack the base of homes, furniture, and books. A little bit of forethought, coupled with good old common sense, can prevent a lot of the extensive damage they can cause to your home.

They can be nasty little buggers. Ranging from a ¼ to a ½ inch in length, they have voracious appetites. Any pest that causes mayhem by burrowing and digging underground, a sort of sneak attack, is one to be respected and feared. Protect your greatest asset with a home termite inspection from the professionals. Call Triple us at 800-457-3785.

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Ticks live outdoors, but when they find their way inside your home, you want them gone. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and STARI. Triple S treats for ticks in a similar fashion as mosquitos, by spraying the perimeter of the home and all entrances. We focus on pathways traveled by humans and or animals, which would include areas around the immediate perimeter of the home and about fifty feet out from the perimeter again focusing on threshold areas, such as plant and shrub beds/gardens, flower beds, mulch beds and ornamentals that are low lying since ticks will be found in shaded areas much like mosquitos. For more information about tick borne diseases and how Triple S can help you keep them out of your home call 800-457-3785.

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April (and May) showers bring May flowers, and this year, meteorologists predict they could also bring a busy mosquito season. Let Triple S help you combat mosquitoes around your property. Call about our monthly mosquito abatement program today. 800-457-3785.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/04/20/zika-mosquitoes-weather/82943496/

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The Zika virus is all over the news. And now that mosquito season is approaching, it’s important to know what you can do to stay safe. Triple S is your partner and will treat your property, but here are some simple steps to keep mosquitoes out of your yard that you can do yourself. Inspect your property for any standing water: empty flower pots, bird baths, drain pans, etc. Mosquitoes lay eggs in water, and standing water is fair game. Fill tree holes or stumps with a sealant or mortar to prevent water accumulation. Adjust sprinklers to avoid over-watering your lawn, which can create ideal mosquito breeding conditions. Visit our blog or call today 800-457-3785 for more tips and to schedule your monthly abatement treatment.
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This is the time of year when those tiny ants, commonly called sugar ants, tend to show up in kitchens, bathrooms, pantries and doorways.  These ants come into your dwelling through holes where pipes enter the home or other small openings.  They are drawn to sweets (not just food items but also household products) and once they find a food source, they are hard to get rid of. It’s important to inspect under your sinks, dishwasher and counters and make sure that pantries do not have open containers of food, or spilled items.  The best measure of protection is to schedule an inspection by the professionals at Triple S Services.  We are celebrating our 35th year as a family owned and operated local business and have proven success in keeping residences and offices clear from ants.  Call us today for more information at 800-457-3785.

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We look at ants as pests and don’t want them in our homes or offices, but ants are highly intelligent insects.  Scientists at the University of Melbourne recently revealed that ants’ antennae are used as two-way communication devices. And, that through complex chemical reactions, they have adapted how they can communicate who is a friend or foe.  Nature is fascinating! Learn more about it here:  http://phys.org/news/2016-03-ant-antennae-vital-id.html

Have you ever woken up to a mysterious itchy bug bite? You might not have realized that mosquitoes, like humans, like to be indoors. While it is important to avoid dusk and dawn outdoors, or at least wear long sleeves and pants since it’s an active time for mosquitoes, it’s equally important to keep your doors closed and check your window screens for any tears or holes to keep mosquitoes out of your home. In addition to these measures, having Triple S spray as part of a regular mosquito abatement program is important.
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