In South Florida, termite swarming season is typically greatest from March to May, but termites can be found swarming around as early as February. Although there are over 2,600 species of termites, the most common is the West-Indian Powderpost Drywood Termite. This particular type of drywood termite infests South Florida homes and buildings and is known as the “silent destroyer” since they cause over $5 billion in home and property damage annually.
How Can You Prepare?
Knowledge is your best defense against termites invading your property. Be aware of what to look for, what you can do to make your home less attractive to the termites, and know to call for help at the first sign of a termite swarm. At Florida Pest Control Center, we’ve been helping homeowners in South Florida with termite prevention and treatment services in addition to our other pest control services. Addressing the following areas can help lessen the appeal of your home to termites:
Exterior Lighting. It is recommended to limit the sources of exterior lighting during the evenings as it can help lessen the attractiveness of your home to nearby swarming termites.
Wood Piles. Termites love wood – it’s where they build their colonies. Make sure to remove any piles of sticks from a yard cleanup, or any other source of wood as quickly as possible.
Leaves, dead plants, or obstructions at the foundation of your property. Clear your yard of any dead leaves, piles of grass clippings, and any yard waste. Garages, patios and doorways should also be free of any debris.
Moisture areas. Fix any water intrusion from a leaking door, window, roof, or plumbing as this can be a conducive condition for subterranean termites.
Do you suspect that your home has termites?
Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) is the termite terminator, the Florida expert in treating all types of termites. FPCC professionals analyze and evaluate each infestation to determine the most effective treatment.
Using the most advanced technologies to safely eliminate termites, FPCC pest control may recommend heat treatment, foam termicide through pumps, liquid treatment through soil rods and injections, ground barriers, or a combination of these.
For more information or for a free estimate, please visit us at Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) or contact the Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) today. Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) services are licensed, insured, and guaranteed.
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