Termite season strikes residents in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and all over Florida during the months of January through May. These swarms start to appear when the termites leave their colonies to find new nesting sites. It is at this time that homeowners begin to realize thtermiteey have a termite problem since they spot the swarming termites in their homes. Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson has urged homeowners in the past to use some form of termite pest control to defend their homes in Pasco, Manatee, Citrus and all other Florida counties. It has been noted that Floridians spend more than $700,000,000 on damages and termite pest control each year. Still, about half of Florida’s homeowners don’t use any type of termite pest control to safeguard their property.
The termites typically found infesting homes in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg and other Florida cities are subterranean and dry wood termites. There are different termite pest control methods for both subterranean and dry wood termites. Subterranean termites live underground in the soil and feed off of structures from the ground up; dry wood termites live in isolated wood pieces of a wooden structure and usually cause extensive damage before detected. Most of the time, homeowners are caught unawares, leading to significant damage and cost; it is this inability to detect an infestation that makes a reliable termite pest control method vital in Florida homes.
Use these tips to keep the termites away until you implement some type of termite pest control method to your home:
- Discard any piles of wood or mulch that may be close or under your home
- Contact a local termite pest control specialist to annually inspect your home
- Quickly repair any moisture problems or water leaks since subterranean termites are attracted to moisture
- Keep siding materials about 6 to 8 inches above ground level. This doesn’t include masonry or brick.
Tri-S Pest Control Service can handle any of your termite pest control needs. Our termite pest control technicians are cross trained, meaning they’re not only trained in termite pest control but also general pest control, providing a total solution to all your needs. With a dual approach for current and future issues, our technicians complete both preventative termite pest control in Tampa and beyond as well as treatments to eliminate your current infestation.
If you suspect your home has termites, call us today for a free estimate at (813)936-5850 or 1-800-410-5850. We offer simply superior service, guaranteed!