You think termites are destructive?
You may not know the tenth of it –
Meet the Formosan termite –
Formosans are 10 times more destructive
Because their colonies are 10 times larger
Source: The University of Florida;:
“A single individual of the Formosan subterranean termite does not consume more wood than a single native subterranean termite, however, because of its large population size, a Formosan subterranean termite colony can cause more structural damage in a shorter time.”
“A single colony of Formosan subterranean termite may contain several million termites (versus several hundred thousand termites for native subterranean termite species)”
Formosans are moving north
They arrived in the 1950’s now they infest the southeast
Double hit to sustainability
- More pesticides
- Shorter structure life
Warm and moist areas need waterproofing
Polyguard has produced waterproofing for 49 years – almost a billion square feet of it.
Polyguard has worked with entomology scientists since 1999 with the objective of developing non-pesticide physical termite barriers.
Texas A&M, Univ. of GA, LSU, Univ of Florida, City of New Orleans Termite Laboratory, Univ. of Hawaii and the Australian National Laboratory (CSIRO)
The interdisciplinary result: a non-pesticide waterproofing | termite physical barrier system.
Screen Barrier Accessory
protects drainage points
Stone Particle Barrier Accessory
Protects exposed building perimeters