Because termites eat wood, they are especially dangerous, as they can cause serious damage to your home. In fact, the National Pest Management Association of the US has estimated that every year, termites cause up to $5 billion in damage. Termites are very common in Clermont, FL and other areas of Central Florida. Just one colony can consist of over 50,000 termites, which can eat an entire foot of wood in just six months.
Treatments That Work
At Pest Detector Inc., we are here to protect your home and your family by providing treatments that work. These pests can be difficult to get rid of, because termite queens can live to up to 25 years old and can lay an egg every 15 seconds. But our expert team is able to completely eliminate termites from your property, no matter the size of the infestation.
When it comes to protecting your property from termites, we offer several treatment options to meet your needs. These options include liquid injection, monitoring stations and liquid injection combination, or stand-alone monitoring stations. We can also provide yearly inspections to make sure the termites are eliminated.
In Florida, the most common types of termites are subterranean termites and drywood termites. Termites attack building materials containing cellulose, such as wood, drywall, and siding. The subterranean termite can cause destruction to your home while remaining undetected until the damage is already done. However, there are steps you can take to protect your home from termites. If you are having a house built, make sure that termite protection is implemented in the design and construction, and that your contractor utilizes a pest-control company to provide termite-prevention treatment.
For existing homes, try the following tips:
- Keep wood mulch used for landscaping away from siding
- Keep sprinkler water away from your home’s walls and foundation
- Repair water leaks and moisture problems in your home as soon as possible
- Schedule regular maintenance for gutters and downspouts and keep splash blocks in the proper location to keep water away from your foundation’s termiticide protective barrier
- Keep wooden items away from siding, and keep firewood out of the garage
Schedule A Free Estimate
Effective termiticides can only be used by state-licensed pest control companies and in Florida, the treatment requires a contract in order to be utilized. That’s why, if you have a termite problem, you should leave it up to the experts at Pest Detector Inc. by contacting us at the first sign of infestation at 407-657-1210.