Arizona Termites

Termites are found all around the world! And it’s not just one type of termite – there are 2,750 separate species. The largest distribution of termites – number-wise and species-wise – are in tropical rainforests.

North American Termites

In North America termites, the Zootermopsis species is found as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia. The  Reticulitermes species is found in Maine and eastern Canada.

European  and Eastern Termites

In Europe, the Reticulitermes lucifugus species is the species found at the northern limit of natural distribution – the Atlantic coast of France. A newly introduced species, Reticulitermes flavipes, has been found as far north as Hamburg, Germany. While these termites occur in these regions, the majority of the distribution is found in the Mediterranean area, and thus, do not occur naturally in Great Britain, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, or northern Russia. When it comes to the Far East, the Reticulitermes speratus species spans as far north as South Korea, Peking, and northern Japan. Termites are also found in the Cape region of South Africa, Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.

Transported Termites

Many termite species have been inadvertently transported around the world by humans via shipping crates, boat timbers, lumber, as well as furniture.One example of this is the Reticulitermes flavipes species. This termite is native to the Unite States, but it was  found in the hothouses of the Royal Palace in Schönbrunn, in Vienna. It’s thought that the termite species had been shipped from the United States to Vienna in wooden containers holding decorative potted plants. The species was actually reported to be from Vienna as it was discovered there before it was ever discovered in the United States.

 

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Arizona Termite Control

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Arizona Termite Control
2942 N. 24th St. 
Suite #114-562
Phoenix AZ 85016
(602) 904-6587
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