Termite Swarming Season
Termite swarming begins when the weather starts warming up. The climate in Florida makes it especially attractive to termites and there are a large number of these destructive pests throughout the sun belt. The small black, winged insects flying around are leaving their colonies looking for new nesting sites. While swarmers aren’t the ones that eat the wood, they are a warning sign that a house is infested with termites. Termites cause millions of dollars in damage every year and houses should be inspected annually by a licensed professional for evidence of infestations.
Subterranean Termites Or Drywood Termites
The two main types of termites in Florida: Subterranean termites, which live in the soil and attack homes from the ground up, and Drywood termites which live above ground in trees, fences, wood piles and buildings. Termite infestations typically go undetected until they cause extensive, visible damage. Subterranean termites can be treated locally, but fumigation is the only way to kill 100% of Drywood termites.
Subterranean Termite Treatment
Subterranean termites live in the soil and attack from the ground up. They can destroy a home in as little as 1 year. Good news…they are preventable! We can help protect your largest investment from termites. Our premier subterranean termite treatment service consists of applying termiticide (Termidor®) around the foundation of your home. Termidor® is the #1 termiticide on the market and has an incredible life span of 10 years if it is not disturbed! The termite crew will dig a trench and/or drill necessary concrete areas around the foundation of your home. The trench and drill holes will be treated with Termidor®. The trenches will be back filled and the drill holes will be sealed with a concrete patch. Subterranean termite treatment has a 1 year warranty and an optional yearly warranty for up to 10 years.
Steps You Can Take To Prevent Termites
Although homes are usually the single largest investment a person will make in their lifetime, half of the houses in Florida do not have regular termite protection. The pests work behind the walls and damage can be extensive by the time a homeowner notices sawdust or other damage. Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services urges Florida homeowners to take steps to protect their houses from one of Florida’s most expensive pests, termites. Don’t wait for swarming season, take protection action to avoid costly damages.
When pest control companies working with strong chemicals, it is important that employees are properly trained and licensed. Check out Florida’s Division of Environmental Services which regulates and licenses pest control companies – and provides homeowners with information about whether a business is properly licensed, the number of consumer complaints that have been filed, and about the various types of termite control contracts. The division also conducts regular inspections to ensure a company is abiding by all the rules and regulations governing pesticides and pest control businesses. The Florida Pest Control Act includes measures designed to protect consumers.
Commissioners warn: “People trying to save a buck by hiring an unlicensed business are putting their families safety at risk.”
What To Know About Termite Treatment Contracts
Pest control companies are required to clearly tell customers whether their contract covers one or both types of termites. Before signing the contract, find out whether it covers repair costs for termite damage after inspection and treatment or just provides for re-treatment if termites are found. Repair contracts typically have limits as to when repairs will be paid for and consumers should clearly understand these also. For example, your pest control company may not pay for repairs if there are no live termites found, or if moisture from an unrepaired plumbing leak contributed to the termite infestation.
More information about termites and termite protection is available by calling 1-800-HELP FLA (435-7352) or 1-800 FL AYUDA (352-9832).
Our Promise To You
- To respect your time by showing up on time and accommodating your schedule.
- To call you back on the same day — within a few hours (or sooner!)
- To sell you only those termite or pest control services that you need.
- Not to nickel and dime you!
- A fair and reasonable price is provided at the time of your complimentary termite or pest control consultation. This price is the only fee we charge the entire year for our annual termite service or pest control services.
- From the initial phone call to the outstanding ongoing termite and pest control services, we are committed to making you and your family our top pest control priority!