There are many types of termites that have been identified in Florida.
- Drywood Termites
- Powderpost Termites
- Subterranean Termites
- Conehead Termites
- Formosan Termites
- Florida Dampwood Termites
Each kind of termite poses a different risk and also leave different clues to their location. The Conehead termite builds mud tunnels that are usually dark brown and can be found on trees and building walls. They also have nests that are on the ground near trees or even on a tree and are a large ball with a hard bumpy surface. The Drywood termites tend to be in smaller colonies and in an isolated area, like piece of furniture. Subterranean termites cause extensive damage, invade from underground and wreak widespread havoc over a property or building.
If you know or feel your home is infested with termites, don’t wait to deal with the problem yourself because it can escalate quickly. For your family’s sake and peace of mind, contacting a professional Pest Control Service is the best solution. Stop struggling over termites, and call 800-698-7998 for all your Pest Control solutions.
Termite Warning Signs
Always keep a look out for the signs that termites may be present while doing normal cleaning around your house. Here are a few things you can look for when there is a termite infestation in your house.
Winged insects emerging at night, attracted to light
Wings in window sills and corners that gather dust – termites shed wings heavily from Jan – May.
Wooden pellets, 1-2mm long with 6 flat sides, usually in piles, does not have to match the wood it appears to come from
Sawdust piles at the base of furniture or cabinets
Surface blisters in the wood. The raised paper like material on top of the wood due to burrowing near the surface.
These are just a few of the more obvious signs that termites may be present in your home. Do not hesitate to call a professional now and stop any further damage that may be happening!
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High-Risk Termite Areas
There are many ways that termites can find a way into your home, boat, shed, office, camper, etc. Listed below are a few potential scenarios that help termites invade your property.
- House siding or stucco coming in contact with the soil
- Lack of rain gutters or clogged gutters
- Large settlement cracks in concrete slabs
- Sprinklers wetting the walls, boat, structure, fence, etc.
- A/C drip line running down the side of the house
- Any leaks around the house can open a path for termites to enter
- Reduce the use of porch lights from April – June, yellow bug lights help
- Keep plants from touching the house
These particular areas make it easy for termites to enter your home. Checking these areas can prevent thousands of dollars in damage! Click here to learn more about the warning signs when checking these areas.