Termites cause millions of dollars in damage to residential homes in Florida each year. Every home in our area of Florida has either had termites previously or will eventually be infested with termites. No structure, not even brick or concrete slab construction, is immune to their insidious appetite.
Drywood termites and subterranean termites are the two most common termites in our area of Florida and the treatments for the two vary greatly. The best method to eradicate drywood termites is with tent fumigation or tenting. However, subterranean termites cannot be eradicated with tent fumigation. The most efficient eradication method for subterranean termites is an underground baiting system.
How Do I Identify a Termite Problem?
A termite infestation is often difficult to detect. Below are three revealing signs for drywood and subterranean termites. When looking for signs of termites in your home, it is helpful to use a bright flashlight.
Usually the first visible signs of termites are the wings from a “swarm”. If you see this swarm, then it may only be the tip of the iceberg. Worker termites are active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, foraging for new wood sources and gathering food to nourish the rest of the termite colony. Call Cloud Termite and Pest Control for a free termite consultation before the damage gets worse.