Termite Inspection, Treatment, and Control – Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando Counties.
Termites can go undetected for years and can become very costly if left untreated. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cost Americans more than $5 billion in damages each year. That’s more than fire and flooding combined. Termite damage is usually not covered by insurance, and that is why it’s crucial to hire a licensed pest control company to help protect your health & property.
ABC Pest Control specializes in termite inspection, treatment, and control in the Tampa Bay area. Our licensed technicians are involved in ongoing training to insure that our customers receive, not only excellent service, but, also, the latest and best technologies available for the proper identification and solution of any termite problem in the Tampa Bay area.
How Do You Know If You Have Termites?
Termites can be very hard to spot. They eat wood from the inside out, preferring the soft spring wood growing in layers deep inside wood construction materials, fences, fallen branches, firewood and even wood mulch. You might not be able to see their handiwork until they’ve caused a lot of damage and even spread to multiple locations on your property. However, Termites do leave a few clues to their presence.
Infestations of the subterranean termites in a building may be recognized by the swarming of thousands of reproductive termites during the early spring either inside or outside of the structure. Termites also produce mud-tubes which protect the colony from drying out. Sometimes, these mud-tubes may be found protruding from cracks between boards or beams or along baseboards or windows. These earthen tubes extending from the soil to the wood inside the structure act like highways for the worker termites. You may spot live termites working in these tubes if they are broken or have been exposed.
One of the most common symptoms of a Drywood termite infestation is the accumulation of tiny, straw to brown-colored fecal pellets inside or beneath infested furniture or in the corners of the walls. Sometimes, these pellets can appear on counter surfaces. These pellets sift from small holes in the infested wood or are pushed out through small round openings maintained by the termites for this purpose. The hard fecal pellets have six distinct, concave surfaces. Signs of termite infestation also include swarming of winged forms in fall and spring and evidence of tunneling in wood. If you find these pellets place them on a sheet of loose-leaf paper and tilt the paper. If the pellets roll off the paper, then you most likely have Drywood Termites. Call ABC Pest Control immediately for a termite inspection.
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