Nothing engenders fear in a homeowner’s heart quite like termites do. And there’s good reason for it. According to the National Pest Management Association, these little buggers cause about $5 billion in damage to buildings in America every year. Virtually no-one is immune, except those who live in Alaska. Of course, here in Florida with our warm, humid climate, termite control is even more vital.
Broadly speaking, there are 3 types of termites that damage homes in America – dampwood, drywood and subterranean. The latter are the most widespread, while the first two are the most damaging.
The thing that tips most homeowners off that they need termite control is swarming, since it’s the most visible factor. And in Florida, swarming can occur all year round. It happens when termites leave an existing colony to set up a new one. Another common sign of an infestation is when you find their bodies lying below windows and on sashes where they have tried to exit.
However, termites don’t always fly in, or need to chew through wood to get into your home. They can also enter through any crevices and cracks where your house meets the foundation. That’s why you should regularly inspect these weak points in your home’s perimeter.
If you need termite control, contact us at Total Pest Solutions for a free estimate. We offer the most technologically advanced and convenient residential and commercial services available today. Our treatments are odorless and pet-friendly.