You think termites are destructive?
You may not know the tenth of it –
Meet the Formosan termite –
Formosans are moving north
They arrived in the 1950’s now they infest the southeast
Double hit to sustainability
- More pesticides
- Shorter structure life
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)”
1975: U.S. Department of Agriculture
1990: U.S. Department of Agriculture
2001: U.S. Department of Agriculture
(2001 is the last map published by the USDA)
2018: University of Florida
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