The Ultimate Fighting Termites With Copper Quiz
by Staff
Termites can destroy an entire house, but these little bugs can be hard to identify before they cause serious damage. Fortunately, copper treated wood can protect your home from infestation. Take this quiz and learn how to keep your home intact with copper-treated wood.

Termites are also referred to as:

  • white ants
  • white cockroaches
  • white earwigs

What is the most common species of termites in the United States?

  • subterranean termites
  • drywood termites
  • formosan termites

Why are subterranean termites so damaging to your home?

  • They destroy wood at a fast rate.
  • They typically go undetected.
  • both of the above

What type of building material has been used to stop the spread of subterranean termites?

  • insecticide impregnated wood
  • physical barriers
  • both of the above

How does copper deter termites?

  • It is like an insecticide.
  • It is a non-porous barrier.
  • both of the above

How do termites differ from ants?

  • Termites don't have a wasp waist.
  • Termites have a straight, beaded antennae.
  • both of the above

Termites live in:

  • small colonies
  • medium-sized colonies
  • large colonies

What is typically the first sign of termites in your neighborhood?

  • the presence of ant hills
  • winged termite sightings
  • dead leaves on the ground

How long does it take for a termite colony to become large?

  • weeks
  • months
  • years

How do termites typically end up in your house?

  • They sneak through the cracks in your foundation.
  • They enter through open windows and chimneys.
  • They dig tunnels until they reach a good food source – your home.

How can you determine if termites are in your midst?

  • Look for termite droppings.
  • Look for termite wings or dead bodies near light sources.
  • Look for eroding wood.

Discarded termite wings suggest:

  • a large termite infestation
  • a new termite infestation
  • a dying termite colony in or around your home

Above ground, termites travel:

  • in mud-like tunnels
  • in the open
  • in the cracks of flooring

Copper oxidizes _________, which repels termites.

  • lipids
  • enzymes
  • both of the above

How do you add copper to wood?

  • Place a sheet of copper beside the wood.
  • Treat the wood with a copper based spray.
  • either of the above

Besides copper, what other chemicals are included in treated wood?

  • arsenic
  • chromium
  • both of the above

Besides repelling termites, what is another advantage of copper-treated wood?

  • It is resistant to sun and water exposure.
  • It is resistant to fungus growth and decay.
  • both of the above

What is a disadvantage of copper-treated wood?

  • It can be hazardous to the environment.
  • It does not provide 100 percent protection against termites.
  • both of the above

Due to environmental concerns, copper treated wood is no longer used:

  • in residential homes
  • in playground structures
  • both of the above

When was copper-treated wood first invented?

  • 1940s
  • 1960s
  • 1980s