New Low Cost Tent-less Termite Treatment! PO Box 566686 Miami, Florida 33256 305-669-9292 Find us on the Find-A-Service Directory: http://sfpma.com/listing/florida-state-tentless-termite-treatment/ Florida State Tentless Termite Treatments and Preventative treatments are your long term solution to termites and other wood destroying organisms. Our new High Tech approach to termite treatment requires NO TENTING, no moving, no removal of food, cosmetics, medications or plants, no landscaping or roof damage, no disconnecting computers, security systems, or antennas and no special tree or shrub trimming. If your office or home is infested, our low cost treatment will eradicate the problem. Our treatments are guaranteed. All our inspectors are State Licensed WDO Inspectors. The termite threat: common questions – Worried about termites? Here are some answers to common questions. TERMITES TYPE: Subterranean Subterranean termites live in colonies in the soil. They require moisture from the soil to survive, and can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach feeding sites. To reach food above ground, they build mud tubes to protect them from exposure to light, air and enemies. Drywood Found coast to coast throughout the southern regions of the U.S., Drywood termites live inside dry wood. Their colonies can be dispersed within your home and can spread, infesting more than one area. Formosan Formosan termites are a more aggressive species of Subterranean termites that can establish secondary nests above ground. Termite detection: What are some signs of termites? Unless there are signs of active termite infestation, you probably won’t detect termites because they forage and hang out hidden from view. The most common way of detecting termites include discarded wings. Not so obvious signs include wood that sounds hollow when tapped, cracked or bubbling paint and termite droppings that look like sawdust (frass). You may also see mud tubes that look like the image pictured above. What do termites feed on? They feed on cellulose-based material like wood, books, boxes, furniture and drywall coverings. Termites are constantly foraging and have been found over 150 feet from a colony. Why are termites a threat to my home? Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and signs of termite infestations can go undiscovered until serious damage is done. Because homeowners insurance typically does not cover termite damage, termite detection and continued termite treatment are the best ways to help protect your property. For additional help with detection, read about how to identify termite risk areas around your home.
The first step toward termite detection is learning why termites may be around your home, and how they can enter your home. Conditions that attract termites Moisture Run-off moisture, drainage Condensation under home Food Wood house framing, debris in crawl space Landscape timbers, mulch, stumps Temperature Controlled home temperatures create favorable conditions for termites year-round Access: Tiny cracks throughout your home Concrete slabs or basement foundations Around utility pipes Veneers: stucco, brick, wood Worried about the risk of termite infestation in your home? Review answers to common termite questions and take action to help prevent termite damage. ———————…Tags: Building Maintenance, Home Inspection, Pest Control Articles