Even if you don’t suspect termites are on your property, an inspection can save you thousands in sturcture repairs. We recommend a minimum of two inspections a year for termites.
Termites are the most scary pest that could invade your home and it could cost you a fortune. Some buildings are abandoned because of the damage these pests have done to it.
In Pompano Beach, it is also quite normal for houses to have this type of pest. Most of the houses are surrounded by soil or mud and are built using wood.
As a pest expert at Pompano Beach Pest Control, it is our job to keep these pests away from your house, inside and out!
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Termite Control & Removal
To remove these completely, we need to know what kind of termite it is. There are three types that are found in the Pompano Beach area:
- Formosan Termite
- Subterranean Termite
This type is very similar to the subterranean species. It is also mistakenly classified as flying ants because of its wings. If you notice wings on the floor or on your wall, you may suspect that you have this kind of pest.
Some of the signs that these are invading your property:
- Attraction to light (which is the cause of wings on that certain area).
- Hollow sound from wood.
- Gnaw marks on wood or wood shavings/grain on the floor.
These can cause the most damage compared to other species. They build tunnels or what is usually known as mud tubes, to make their way inside your home or building.
Wood is their source of food, which is why they almost eat it 24 hours a day, non-stop. This also serves as their material in creating their mud tubes.
If you notice the following then it is safe to assume that you have termites living inside or outside of your house:
- Mud tubes or long tunnels that consists of wood and mud. Often found on the exterior of a foundation or home.
- Darkening, hollow, and soft wood inside of your home or building.
- Smell of the internal part of the structure is different from a normal house. This is because they use their feces as a tool to create nests.
- Discarded wings on the floors or walls.
Most of the house or business owners invaded by this pest, spend almost $5 billion in property damage each year. This is because they can chew every part of a home or structure, especially when it is made of wood.
Treatments and prevention used to eradicate this kind of termite includes gathering firewood or scrap wood and storing it 20ft away from home. They create colonies by chewing up wood to create holes and creep up inside your property.
The most effective way to prevent a termite infestation is to seal all cracks and cervices of your property.
There is no such thing as too late!
At Pest Control of Pompano Beach, we aim to always be available and responsive when customers or prospective clients call. Termite control should always be conducted annually, this is the recommended treatment by our pest experts to ensure that these will not invade your home.
If you think that it is costly to monitor it annually, you can always do this every 2 or 3 years. We do, however, recommend having a termite inspection done at least two times a year. This ensures you will catch any invasion quickly enough that you can likely avoid costly repairs to your structure.
It is better to prevent rather than to find them invading your property. Give us a call today and we will help prevent termite damage on your property.