Are You Ready for Termite Season?

 

Termite season is in full swing in South Florida. Whether you’re in Plantation or Davie, warm weather and rain is the perfect recipe for these dangerous pests to swarm and begin looking for a new place to colonize. If your home hasn’t been properly inspected or has never received termite treatment, it’s time to call a pest control service as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the chance for potential long-term damage.

Just how dangerous are termites? There is no insect in South Florida which causes more destruction to homes than these relentless bugs. Each year, termites cause more than $1 billion in treatment and repairs throughout the country. What makes termites particularly dangerous is they can literally destroy a house while you don’t even notice. Each termite colony is headed by a king and a queen. In just a matter of days they can produce over a million soldiers.  Believe it or not, termites actually serve an important purpose in nature by breaking down wood and returning nutrients to the soil. But when your property becomes their home, their sole purpose is demolition.

If you’re a homeowner in Davie, FL, you need to familiarize yourself with these pests. Subterranean and drywood termites are the two most common types of found in South Florida. Subterranean termites live underneath the ground and build tunnels in the dirt for constant search for food or wood.  When they go above the surface, they tend to build mud shelter tubes. Drywood termites live exclusively in dead wood and avoid the soil. They can be easily identified by the large amount of dry pellets they leave behind near infested wood.   When termites hide in wood, it’s impossible for them to be detected by an untrained eye. However, when drywood termites reach adulthood, they can often be identified by their wings, which often fall off after they swarm.  If you notice a swarm of termites outside the house, it’s very likely your home has been infested.

It’s important to correctly identify the type of termites found in or outside your home. This can determine the proper termite treatment needed to rid these pests completely from your property. Drywood termites are typically the most difficult to spot because they are extremely small and can live silently in wood.  Subterranean termites are easier to identify by the mud trails they leave behind.

Don’t let your home become another statistic. The best way to prevent termite damage is to make sure they never infest your home. The professional technicians at Accurate Pest Control, Inc. are highly-trained to spot termites where many homeowners would never suspect. If a termite colony or infestation is identified, they can prepare a plan to make sure these destructive pests are quickly exterminated. Accurate Pest Control Inc. in Plantation, FL has a proven track record of helping homeowners with the best quality of pest control in South Florida by using environmentally safe products.  Call (954) 584-8588 and have a pest control professional inspect your home.

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