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Suburban Adult Services, Inc.,is located in Western New York and is looking to hire for a Full Time Equine Program Manager for the High Hurdles Program located in Sardinia, New York. The High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program provides a therapeutic riding experience for individuals with developmental disabilities. High Hurdles offers cognitively, emotionally and physically challenged individuals a unique opportunity for growth and development. Instructors, students, horses and volunteers all work together to achieve challenging yet attainable horsemanship goals. Learning to care for and about horses while mastering riding skills is what High Hurdles is all about. The Equine Program Manager will provide oversight to all aspects of the High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding program. Schedules all riding sessions, provides therapeutic riding instruction to individuals with disabilities, trains and cares for the horses, and recruits and trains volunteers. Ensures adequate and sufficient equipment and supplies for program, horses, barn and arena operation. CHA certified instructor with one (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities. If not currently certified be willing to become certified OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities as a therapeutic riding instructor AND Solid background in horsemanship, knowledge of various disabilities and skills in therapeutic riding techniques. EOE/AA Disability/Vets. http://www.sasinc.org/Careers/Open-Positions/Behavior-Technician/Equine-Program-Manager

Royal Ridges Retreat is currently hiring horsemanship staff for summer! We are a faith-based camp in Battle Ground, WA, just north of Portland, OR. We are looking for Riding Instructors as well as Cabin Counselors and Group Leaders. Positions available in both Day Horse Camp and Resident Horse Camp. We are in particular need of a Day Horse Camp Supervisor and a Corral Supervisor. More information, plus our Summer Staff Application, is available at http://www.royalridges.org/employment_forms.html

Middle Tennessee State University is looking for a Director of Equestrian Programs – Plesae visit here for more information on this position – https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/4763

Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA is looking for experienced western riding instructors for a year round Equestrian program. Cloverleaf Ranch is a summer camp and year-round boarding facility with over 160 acres of trails, a covered arena, two outdoor arenas, and a round pen. Cloverleaf boards thirty horses and privately owns a lesson herd available for lessons and trail-rides. Responsibilities include: teaching riding lessons, leading trail rides, light exercise and riding of Cloverleaf-owned horses, maintaining clean and safe tack and other equipment, grooming, supervising horse health and safety, and maintaining barn cleanliness and safety as appropriate. The position requires flexibility and a positive attitude. Important character qualities include flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team, willingness to teach horsemanship according to the Cloverleaf Ranch philosophy, and a positive attitude. CHA certified instructors are preferred, though not mandatory. More information and application directions can be found at www.cloverleafranch.com/staff

Camp Ondessonk is a year-round Catholic Youth Camp and Outdoor Education Facility located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. We are seeking a Full-Time Equestrian Coordinator. Major responsibilities and activities include, but may not be limited to assisting the equestrian director in caring for the horse herd, including feeding, mucking, grooming, riding, basic veterinary care, and upkeep; teaching Camp Ondessonk s horsemanship and riding program through lessons, guided trail rides, summer programs, and other horse programs while interacting with guests positively; and maintenance of the stable facilities, including barns, arenas, pastures, and fences through operation of heavy machinery and maintenance equipment. Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years old, have significant horse care and riding experience and documented leadership ability to supervise campers and staff in a positive, safe, and effective manner. Must be willing to work in a close-knit community. Experience with children, CHA and First-Aid/CPR certifications strongly preferred. This is a salaried, year-round position with paid vacation days. Annual salary $18,000-$22,000 dependent on experience. Health insurance offered through the Diocese of Belleville. On-site housing is available. More information and application directions can be found here: https://ondessonk.com/employment/

Rockbrook Camp for Girls (Brevard, North Carolina) seeks riding instructors to join its summer horseback riding staff. The Rockbrook riding program combines qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where girls can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Riding staff members teach beginner and intermediate hunter-jumper mounted lessons, and assist with all aspects of horse care. This is a full-time seasonal position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but includes room and board, worker’s compensation insurance, and paid time off. Applicants must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications. To learn more about Rockbrook and to apply, visit www.rockbrookcamp.com/staff/

SUMMER CAMP RIDING INSTRUCTOR JOBS in Maryland – Valley Mill Camp is an old fashioned, traditional day camp located on 60 wooded acres with boys on one side, girls on the other, and they meet at the lake. Lots of outdoor activities including horseback riding for girls between the ages of 6 – 14, mostly beginners and intermediates. We are looking for multiple summer riding instructors and will provide a CHA certification clinic at no cost to those who complete their employment contract. Candidates should be able to teach mounted lessons, ground lessons, theory, as well as doing basic barn work including grooming, tacking, mucking, and feeding. Our summer runs from June 5 (horses arrive and orientation) Aug. 26. Applications and further information are found at www.valleymill.com (bottom of page). Contact Celeste (301) 948-0220

Assistant Horse Camp Program Director – Eagle Lake Camps of the Navigators (Colorado Springs, CO) – This is a seasonal position requiring a minimum 2 summer commitment, with potential for advancement. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Program Director in the supervision of all activities taking place at the horse barn, including (but not limited to) – teaching group riding lessons, leading trail rides, assisting with management of horses and facility, assisting in supervising and leading evening activities for horse campers, and interacting with camper parents on Sundays and Fridays. Candidates should be at least 21 years of age with previous experience in riding (multiple disciplines) natural horsemanship, herd management, teaching, and training. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to growing in their relationship with God, a passion for working with youth, a teachable attitude, and a focus on safety. Certification preferred. For more information and to apply, visit www.eaglelakecamps.com/staff/summer





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Plumber s Union Local Eight #plumbers #local #8, #union #plumbers, #gasfitters, #kanas #city, #mid

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Tradition, Skill, Excellence.

The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation

The Plumbers protect the health of the nation and the highly skilled members of Local 8 have been protecting the health of Kansas City since 1890. Our Industry Skills mark a quality guarantee on every membership card issued by Plumbers Local 8. When you employ a local 8 plumber you can rest assured that you have a quality specialist prepared to complete your project no matter how complex or small on time and within budget.

What sets us apart is the quality guarantee in protecting health through a belief that the industry demands a five year training program, licensing and more. Our Apprenticeship training, the only one of its’ kind in our area, applies classroom instruction to the project site, hands on work experience then testing to achieve a license and certifications. As well as after completion our licensed and certified Journeymen continue furthering their education and upgrading their skills within our changing industry.

Why can we say quality guarantee while others cannot? Five years and more of highly trained and specialized workforce for our partner Contractors in both residential commercial new construction and service meeting your needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week, that’s why!

Next time you need a plumber make sure it’s a Local 8 plumber! You’re invited to learn more about us employ us or Join us on our website.

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American Psychological Association (APA) #world #charities

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    APA’s Help Center guide explains depression and how it can be treated successfully.

    Bullying: A module for teachers

    In observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, APA provides resources for educators.

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    Connect. Improve. Advance.

    2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report

    A consortium of five northwest state nonprofit associations has released a comprehensive study on the capacity, strengths, and challenges of the region’s nonprofit sector. The 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report: Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience was developed using survey data from over 1,000 nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The report highlights the progress nonprofits are making in creating a resilient sector. Learn more .

    Independent Sector’s United for Charity

    In early 2016, Independent Sector commissioned research to understand American voter perception of the charitable sector. The research, which included two voter focus groups as well as a national phone survey of 1,300 voters, is summarized in a new report, United for Charity. Learn more .

    DEQ Opens Grant Program for Nonprofits

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Opens Applications for its 2016 Materials Management Grant Program and for the first time ever, 501c3 and 501c4 organizations qualify! Over $1.2 million dollars is available in this funding cycle with applications due by October 31, 2016 with grants awarded by the end of December 2016. Last year the program awarded nearly $600,000 to fifteen projects. Learn more .





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    Join / Benefits

    “The key to accomplishment is organization. School nurse needs are numerous and varied. Many are determined by outside pressures. Acting individually, it is impossible for the school nurses to deal effectively with these problems. Together, they can represent a strong united effort which will be recognized.” (NASN Membership web site.)

    MSNO unified with NASN 2005-present

    At the April 2, 2005 MSNO Annual Meeting, the MSNO members in attendance voted to re-unify with NASN. Your membership is now a combined MSNO/NASN membership. All MSNO members will once again have the invaluable connection with our national organization with its resources, benefits and link with nurses across the country.

    Benefits of Membership in MSNO/NASN:

    • The Journal of School Nursing
    • The NASN Newsletter
    • Discounts for:
    • School Nurse Manuals
    • NASN/MSNO conferences
    • NASN/MSNO workshops offered regionally
    • Priority for NASN Training Projects
    • Legislative representation at state and national levels
    • The MSNO Outlook newsletter
    • Membership in MSNO Enews service and its archives
    • Representation in various professional organizations

    The support of a dedicated volunteer MSNO Board of Directors who continue to advocate for school health services and school nursing in Massachusetts through its legislative initiatives and collaboration with many Massachusetts organizations and agencies.

    Nurses who belong to their professional organization:

    • Are better informed about their practice.
    • Have a wide range of opportunities for professional development.
    • Have the opportunity to have their collective voices heard at the state and national level.
    • Can better inform educator colleagues, administration, parents and their community about school health and school health services.
    • Have the opportunity to network with their school nurse colleagues.
    • Can expand their professional leadership and nursing skills.

    Watch for the Membership Regions new look and updates!

    Membership applications: Your application can be accessed in one of the following two manners:

    Applicants will be joining both organizations with this single application. You can print the application and pay by check or credit card and mail directly to NASN.

    Anniversary of Payment Date Effective April 1, 2002, NASN instituted its new Anniversary of Payment Date for payments of membership dues. Regardless of the time of year you join or renew with NASN, you will receive a full 12 (twelve) months worth of membership benefits.

    ACTIVE (Registered Professional Nurse. Meets state’s DOE criteria for licensure as a school nurse.)

    ASSOCIATE (Not available)

    MEMBER-AT-LARGE (Persons who hold a special interest in, who are working with NASN/MSNO, or who do not fit into any other membership category.)

    STUDENT (Students enrolled in a school of nursing, NOT employed as a school nurse on a full or part-time basis. ** Not granted to those with a previous Active membership, and shall not be renewed more than once for a graduate nurse.)

    RETIRED (School nurse who is a member, upon retirement shall be eligible to become a retired member.)

    CORPORATE/BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION (Organizations or persons whose members are not eligible for Active or Associate membership in the corporation.)

    Purchase Orders: If your district pays for your membership in your professional school nursing organization via a purchase order, you may continue to do so. Please note the following to ensure that your application is processed in a timely fashion:

    1. Your application MUST be attached to the PO submitted to NASN for membership.

    2. The PO is sent directly to NASN – address is on the application – not to MSNO.

    An invoice is then sent to your business office by NASN to request payment.

    Membership is not valid until payment has been received.

    (You are advised to check with your business office if you have not received notification of your completed membership processing after one month. Check to see if the PO has been sent (!) and if the invoice has been received and paid (!).

    If you have questions, you may contact Terry Grimm: [email protected] .

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    Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association #why #donate #to #charity

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    Approximately 21 million gallons of deadly herbicides were sprayed on Vietnam between 1962 and 1970.
    Where do you suppose it all went?

    Nearly half of the surviving hundred thousand members of
    the United States Navy and Fleet Marine services
    who fought in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975
    may currently suffer disabilities from the effects of dioxin, found in Agent Orange.
    Yet, these service personnel are being denied all service-connected health care from VA Hospitals
    and disability compensation for these diseases
    while all other Vietnam War veterans are receiving these benefits!

    This site provides information related to dioxin and other toxic exposures
    by personnel of the Blue Water Navy, which includes Coast Guard and Fleet Marine personnel.
    Additional information for all veterans is also posted. We are not doctors and offer no medical advice. We are not lawyers and offer no legal advice.
    We will not take your Power of Attorney to represent your case, but we will consult with you as to
    the best information and arguments that we know by experience to give you the best chance of winning your VA claim.

    NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
    HERE.

    To All NEW MEMBERS and Existing Members

    We ask our members to submit any changes to their contact information so we can be sure
    to reach them with important information concerning news of interest to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association.
    If you are an existing Member, please use this form to keep your contact information up to date. Thank You.

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    If you think all Vietnam Veterans are receiving service-connected
    VA Health Care for exposure to Agent Orange, you are wrong.

    If you think all Vietnam Veterans are receiving compensation benefits
    for disabilities caused by Agent Orange dioxin, you are sadly mistaken.

    Members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Fleet Marines who served offshore
    Vietnam, with no contact with the land, have been removed by the VA from their coverage under
    the Agent Orange Act of 1991, and are denied Health Care and compensation benefits
    for all herbicide-related diseases and disabilities – the exact same diseases and disabilities
    providing full benefits to veterans whose feet touched the soil of Vietnam.

    This Website provides a background of the scientific, medical, and common sense evidence
    that shows this capricious action by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be illegal, non-rational, and contemptuous.

    Blue Water Navy Reports

    CHECK YOUR DECK LOGS HERE

    VA LAWSUIT

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    Veteran Issues

    IN MEMORIUM

    Members of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association

    Ron Phillips, December 1, 2007. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Norm Boissonneault, Januaary 9, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Robert Taylor, Sr. (Bluesman), May 9, 2008. Died by his own hand following the
    announcement of the May 8, 2008 Federal Court Decision in Haas vs Peake.

    Robert J. Will, July 13, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Rick Szpyrka, October 22, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Agnes “Irish” Bresnahan, March 11, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Harry J. Spencer, (Snowcrab), May 24, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Ken Cannon, June 2, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Al Ashton, October 10, 2009. Died from combat wounds and
    complications due to Agent Orange.

    Richard “Ex-Intrepid” Appling, May 29, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Wallace “Wally” M. Ward, (Latergator), September 30, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Craig H. Close, November 11, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Robert Ortiz, September 20, 2011. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Paul H. Hatfield, January 12, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Fred Gersh, April 5, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Bob Barbee, July 14, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    James Michael (Mike) Hopkins, July 5, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Jack R. Weaver, January 19, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Daryl Rawson, January 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Roger F. Dondero, January 27, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Donald E. Mumby, April 16, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    David Sanderson, June 17, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Douglas J. DeWitt, October 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Bob “trainguybob” Bauman, October 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Ted Zweig, October 26, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Steve A. Cranston, October 30, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Peter Philip Philhower, November 18,2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Michael P. Andrews, November 22, 2013. Died from complication due to Agent Orange.

    Arnie Nathan, February 14, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    James Treganza, May 2, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Bill Miltenberger, May 13, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Robert A. Beutler, December 29, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

    Alfred Ash, January 10, 2015. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.





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    Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK – Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya #blood #donation #centers

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    Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

    Prayer Times

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) from Baitul Futuh mosque, London. After Tashahhud and Surah F ti ah Huzoor preceded that every person who comes to this world will leave it one day and there is nothing in this world that is permanent or will stay here forever.

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his Helper) from Ba itus Subooh, Frankfurt, Germany. After Tashahhud and Surah Fatihah he said that by the Grace of Allah the Jalsa Salana of Juma at Ahmadiyya Germany completed its three full of programs days and ended on last Sunday.

    English rendering of the Friday Sermon delivered in Urdu by Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth successor to the Promised Messiah, on 2 September 2016 at the first day of the annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany.

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his helper) From Baitul Futuh Mosque, London. After Tashahud and Surah Fatiha, Huzoor said:

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) from Baitul Futuh mosque, London. After Tashahhud and Surah F ti ah Khalifatul Masih said By the Grace of Allah, last week Jalsa Salana UK took place.

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) directly from Jalsa Gah, Hadeeqatul Mahdi, Oaklands Farm, Green Street East Worldham Alton, Hampshire, UK.

    Translation of the Friday Sermon delivered by a rat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul-Masih V, may Allah be his helper, at Baitul-Fut , London on 5 August 2016.

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) from Baitul Futuh mosque, London. After Tashahhud and Surah F ti ah Huzoor proceeded as follows:

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) from Baitul Futuh mosque, London. After Tashahhud and Surah F ti ah Huzoor proceeded as follows:

    On 15 July 2016, Hadrat Khalifatul-Masih IV, may Allah be his helper, delivered Friday sermon at Baitul-Futuh in London, UK. After the recitation of Shahadah and Surah Fatihah, he so proceeded:

    Today s Friday sermon was delivered by Khalifatul Masih V (May Allah be his Helper) from Baitul Futuh Mosque, London. After Tashahud and Surah Fatiha Huzoor (May Allah be his Helper) said that at this time I am going to mention certain points with reference to Hazrat Musleh Maud ( May Allah be please with him) and each reference individually has its importance.





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    About N.A.R.M.

    The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is The Voice of the Reunion Industry. Collectively, the members of NARM produce the majority of professionally planned reunions in the United States. Comprised of independent companies across the country, members of NARM subscribe to a Code of Ethics as well as a stringent set of Industry Standards.

    The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is a non-profit organization, formed in 1986. The mission of NARM is to develop an association of professional reunion managers which adhere to strict industry standards and a code of ethics to ensure the highest quality of service. Members are admitted to NARM only after meeting stringent requirements.

    • Members must use a written contract clearly stating the per person ticket price, services, products, and other essential information.The contract must be signed by a representative of the committee.
    • Members must have policies regarding cancellations and refunds that must be communicated to their clients.
    • Members must communicate their involvement with the reunions to the individual high schools.
    • Press releases used to announce reunions should occur only after an agreement is established between the member and committee.
    • Members, in conjunction with the committee, must attempt to locate all the alumni.
    • Affiliates must contact the graduating class officers for the purpose of obtaining a reunion contract if the class has not had a previous reunion. The previous reunion planning committee must be contacted when a previous reunion has been planned. Other class members may be considered only after these people have been contacted and/or consulted.
    • Strive for excellence in all aspects of reunion management.
    • Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct, and to promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the reunion management industry.
    • Use only legal and ethical means in all reunion management activities.
    • Conform to all existing laws, regulations, and codes governing business practices and procedures, and to report any violations of the law to proper state, local, or federal agencies.
    • Reject any form of false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent advertising or promotional activities, and to abstain from unfair methods in competition.
    • Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with other reunion managers and work with them in the advancement of the reunion management industry.
    • Avoid interference with the performance of another reunion planner s contractual arrangement with a reunion committee.
    • Refuse to initiate or participate in any discussion or activity which might result in an unjust injury to another reunion manager s reputation or business relationships.




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    The destructive nature of subterranean termites

    Subterranean termites are a highly destructive timber pest, causing major structural timber damage to domestic / commercial buildings in the USA. Recent industry surveys suggest that most homes are at risk of a subterranean infestation particularly in warmer more temperate climates. Severe termite damage to buildings is on the increase since the removal of the long lasting soil barrier chemicals; the more common use of softwood building and other landscaping timbers that termites find irresistible. Other important factors include building designs, automatic watering systems, landscaping and maintenance that encourage termite activity and/or allow hidden termite entry and infestation into a building.

    Destructive Termite Risk Assessment

    Termites that live in the Ground and can eat Your house down.
    Termites are known to destroy the wall and roofing timbers of a home within 3 months of construction.
    Termites cause more damage to homes in USA than fire, floods, storms and tempest, combined.
    Termites occur throughout most states of the USA, with a high incidence of attack in virtually all urban areas.

    PLEASE NOTE: Severe termite damage to a building is not uncommon. To compound the problem, your Home or Building Insurance Policy will NOT cover the repair costs of any timber damage caused by termites.

    Subterranean termites are small in size (about half the size of match-head) and soft bodied insects. They build a central colony nest from which they construct underground tunnels that radiate within a 100 yard radius from a central colony nest in search of a timber (cellulose) food source.

    The picture on the left shows a termite inspector examining an above ground termite subsidiary nest built inside a wall cavity of a home. Termites often build such nests if moisture is allowed to regularly collects inside the wall cavity, say from leaking pipes, shower recess, faulty plumbing, guttering, broken roof tiles, etc.

    Termites travel in humidified mud-shelter tubes or galleries.
    The picture on the left shows a mud shelter tube that subterranean termites have constructed over a solid object, in this case, a brick foundation wall in the sub-floor of a cottage. Subterranean termites travel in these mud shelter tubes as protection from predators, sun-burn, dehydration and to maintain a high humidity environment which is essential for their survival. Subterranean termites are highly secretive, preferring to enter a building through areas inaccessible to inspection, such as, through in-fill patios, fire heaths, expansion joints and cracks in concrete slab (on-ground) flooring. Subterranean termites can pass through a 2 mm crack or an expansion joint (eating through the rubber compound) between adjoining concrete on ground flooring. They can also travel under parquetry and floor tiles to get to the wall framing timbers.

    Termites have a symbiotic digestive system

    Only the worker termite caste can digest timber by the use of symbiotic protozoa in their gut. Worker termites feed their partly digested semi-liquid food, regurgitated from their mouth or passing from their anus, to the other termites, a process known as trophallaxis.

    Termites have a well ordered social system with amazing engineering capabilities and an acute survival instinct; they obtain moisture from the soil and moist decaying timber, and communicate using pheromone signals. The mutual feeding, constant grooming and close social habits of termites are used to advantage in modern termite control baiting systems.

    Certain hi-tech termite baits are now on the market that have a delayed lethal effect on termites which readily pass on the bait to other termites in the central colony nest during the mutual grooming and feeding.

    Subterranean termites need to maintain a high level of humidity and temperature (25 to 35c) in their central colony nest. Termites eat through the centre of susceptible timbers leaving nothing but a thin veneer of timber and/or paint. They will pack mud in cracks and joints in timber to prevent loss of humidity and resultant dehydration.

    The biology and behaviour of subterranean termites

    Subterranean termites or they are a creamy translucent colour, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest, including gathering food (timber and other cellulose); constructing tunnels; repairing and enlarging the colony nest; grooming each other and feeding the soldiers, the king, queen and also caring for the young nymphs until mature.

    Worker termites are 1/8 to 1/6 inches long, have no wings, are sterile and blind; work 24 hours a day for several years life span in some species.

    The soldiers commonly have an orange coloured armoured head

    with mandibulate pinchers which they use to crush an attacker, such as ants; some have hard pointed snout which eject a white sticky latex to ensnare their enemies.

    The soldier termite is usually the first to be seen in large numbers when any active termite workings (shelter tubes or damaged timber) are opened. Soldier termites will rush out to guard the opening whilst worker termites repair the breach.

    The swarmers (reproductives) are called they have eyes; are poor fliers but are swept along by the wind; they land, drop their wings, find a mate to become king and queen of a new termite colony.

    The swarmers are emitted in their thousands when a mature termite nest is large and well established. They land, shed their wings and attract a mate by pheromone chemical signal. If you find swarming termites, it is a sure DANGER sign that a large termite colony nest is close by. Contact Us immediately to assess the situation.

    The life-cycle of subterranean termites

    As noted above, termites constantly groom and feed each other. A valuable technique for the termite controller is to instal and monitor a termite baiting system next to any live activity found in and around the premises where termite foraging is most likely to occur. Subsequent inspections (preferably monthly) may reveal dead or sick worker termites, they change colour to a mottle look, and spread of the termite bait to other termites leading to elimination of the colony. The termite baits are designed to be non-repellant to the termites and has a unique delayed effect. Time enough to be passed onto the other termites in the colony including the queen, with a sufficient dosage leading to the elimination of the entire colony. This process is explained in detail in the Termite Control section of this website.

    If You find termites do NOT disturb them

    Termites have acute survival instincts. If they are shaken up or disturbed, the termites often will abandon the associated area and move on to secretly cause damage in other areas in the building. If you find termites in or around your property, it is essential that you do NOT disturb them and promptly arrange for a professional inspection and application of a termite bait to the live termites, if present in abundance.

    Subterranean Termites.
    Mother Nature’s most prolific builders
    This picture shows a large above ground termite nest found in the Northern Territory of Australia. In the USA, most of the destructive subterranean termite species build their nest completely below ground level.

    A large colony in an urban environment is most often unseen, being totally below ground level with a nest containing more than a million termites – secretly eating the inside of your timbers leaving you an empty shell.

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