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Amid a worldwide frenzy preparing for a Maya apocalypse, me and my family took the second week of December to vacation down in the Caribbean, visiting Costa Maya Mexico, Cozumel Mexico and Grand Cayman.  Along the way we thought an excursion to the Mayan Ruin site smack dab in the middle of mosquito infested Cozumel would be awesome. After all, the apocalypse was only a few days away and the world would be ending according to the Mayan Calendar. But not so fast, I grabbed some highly prohibited video at the Mayan site and Pedro our guide, who claims to be of Mayan decent, declares all is well and we shall see our way out of 2012 unscathed. WHEW!!!!!. See the video here and check out the huge lizards (Iguanas) too.

As a Pest Control Operator, and owner of Envirosafe, with offices in Belmont, Charlotte, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, and Gastonia, I found something even more interesting at the Mayan site than the ruins and the armada of armegeddon tourist; a Caribbean species of aerial Termite called  The Nasutitermes corniger termite, which lives above ground, builds brown tubes up the outside walls of houses and trees and builds an aerial nest that looks similar to a large hornets next covered in brown dirt. As I looked to the top of the palapa (large Tiki Hut like structure common in Mexico) that tents one of the ruin sites we visited, I saw a huge aerial termite nest at the top of the palapa. Slowing destroying a structure covering an archeological site. Amazing!!!! I instinctively  look for termite evidence most any time I view a wooden structure, but  have never actually seen a nest since the subterranean terrors in out part of the world have under ground nests, thus the name Subterranean Termites. Check out the pictures and videos of the Tree Toppling Termites below…

Aerial Termite nest in the Caribbean

Aerial Termite nest in the Caribbean

Caribbean Termite aerial nest in top of a palapa structure covering a Mayan Ruin tomb www.charlotte-pest-control.com

Caribbean Termite aerial nest in top of a palapa structure covering a Mayan Ruin tomb http://www.charlotte-pest-control.com

Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home without any immediate signs of damage. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, are susceptible to termite infestation. I’ve posted a picture and a video below of an actual infestation near Charlotte North Carolina in which termites ravaged a structure and destroyed it beyond repair. Compare the real photos to the humorous Terminix photo at the bottom of the page and you will see there isn’t much difference. For more information on termites and our control programs, please visit our websites at www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net, www.belmontncpestcontrol.com, www.rockhillpestcontrol.com, www.gastoniapestcontrol.com, www.charlotte-pest-control.com or www.charlottebedbugcontrol.us

Storm Davis reveals what’s left of a Termite Ravaged Structure

 

Should have called Envirosafe Termite & Pest

Envirosafe is much more than an environmental pest control firm. We protect home, health, and the Environment with services including radon mitigation, asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, toxic mold remediation and even demo and underground storage tank removal. Our website for Environmental Services other that pest contol is www.charlotteasbestosandmoldremoval.com  otherwise our general website for pest control is www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net or www.charlotte-pestcontrol.com

Very often our services will overlap. Case in point this project in Locust, North Carolina where, as you guys can see in the video, Jarrod Goforth of Home Spectors demonstrates significant termite damage to a structure. This damage was revealed after our firm removed all the asbestos siding. Mold, Carpenter ants and oddly enough, an infestation of fleas from vermin entering the crawl space. The fleas were so bad, they were getting underneath our tyvek suits and making meals out of our environmental workers. Below is the video we made at the project to demonstrate just how badly termites can damage a structure. For more information on Termites and our control plans, please visit us online at www.gastoniapestcontrol.com or www.rockhillpestcontrol.com.