Termites Can Destroy Your Home on the Treasure Coast; ProControl Services Can Stop Them.
If you have an infestation of termites in your home; you have a big problem. ProControl Services is the leading expert on the Treasure Coast in preventing termite infestations and successfully treating existing infestations. ProControl Services is the industry leader in termite control on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Termites Love South Florida.
South Florida is such a beautiful place to live. The warm weather, sandy beaches, and lush vegetation make it a favorite with year-round residents and short-term visitors. Unfortunately, the Treasure Coast also makes an ideal home for termites. Termites seek warm weather, moisture-rich air, and lush plant life; all of which they can enjoy in abundance in South Florida.
These favorable conditions mean that Florida is home to a whopping 21 different species of termites, all of which are ready to feed on the wooden structure of your home.
The three main types of termites that you are likely to find in your home are:
These are the most commonly found termites in Florida homes and they cause the most damage. Subterranean termites set up their colonies in the soil near wooden structures. The soil provides the moisture they need and the wood provides their food source.
These dangerous pests build narrow mud tubes from their underground nests to your home, where they feed on the wooden sections of your structure.
Drywood termites do not require as much moisture to survive as other species of termites do. However, they still consume wood as their main source of nutrition and can eat vast quantities of the structure of your home in a short period of time.
Drywood termites are typically found higher up in homes where the wood is drier, eg attics. But they can also be found below wooden floorboards.
The largest of the termite species found in Florida, dampwood termites are attracted to wood with a high moisture content such as rotting logs, old tree stumps or rotting fence posts.
They require constant contact with moisture to survive, and for this reason, can be attracted to any areas of your home which frequently have standing water or where a leak has occurred.
How To Recognize Signs Of Termite Infestation.
Once your home has been infested by termites, removing them completely can be a difficult and expensive process. Add to that the cost of repairing or replacing the parts of your home that have been damaged or destroyed.
ProControl Services advises it’s clients on the Treasure Coast to carry out regular home inspections for the telltale signs of termite infestation including:
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped upon
- Narrow, pencil-sized mud tubes around the foundation of your home
- Piles of tiny discarded termite wings around window sills or doorways
- Small bore holes in wooden elements of your home
- Piles of termite droppings, which look like sawdust.
ProControl Services has many years of experience in controlling all species of termites found residing in homes on the Treasure Coast and recommends that homeowners have a professional pest control company carry out a thorough, annual termite inspection.
Our fully trained, expert technicians are ready to come to your home to carry out a free termite inspection today.
Prevention Is The Best Method Of Control.
A termite infestation of your home is a messy and expensive problem to deal with. Preventing the problem in the first place is the most powerful method of termite control. No matter which species of termite you are dealing with, there are precautions that ProControl Services advise every homeowner to take to reduce the risk of an infestation. Termites rely on damp conditions and a readily available supply of wood for food to survive, therefore ProControl Services advises homeowners to:
- Remove any dead or rotting logs, tree stumps, etc from your property
- Make sure that firewood is stored in a dry location and raised up from the ground
- Remove all wood chips, mulch, and woody plants from around the foundation of your home
- Repair dripping faucets and leaking pipes quickly
- Ensure that there are no puddles or areas of standing water accumulating close to your home on a regular basis
ProControl Services: The Experts In Modern, Safe Termite Remediation.
In the unfortunate event that you do suffer an infestation of termites in your home; ProControl Services is ready to help. Our fully insured and licensed technicians have been removing termites from homes on the Treasure Coast and ensuring that they do not return since 2006.
ProControl Services is dedicated to using the latest environment, kid and pet-friendly methods of termite remediation to ensure that your home and garden remain safe for your family during and after termite treatments.
The most up to date and environmentally sound method of termite remediation is the use of non-repellent termiticides. This is the method of choice for ProControl Services.
Unlike repellent termiticides which work by sending termites away from your home and on to another location; non-repellent termiticides are not detected by termites. The termites enter the selected treatment areas, pick up small amounts of the chemical treatment, and bring it back to the colony where it kills all of the termites. This method is particularly efficient because it eliminates large amounts of termites with a relatively small amount of chemical termiticide being used. This method is also kinder to the environment, and safer for kids and pets, than traditional remediation methods. For example, tented fumigation can leave a toxic chemical residue on the surfaces of your home, and repellent termiticides require the application of a wide barrier of chemicals around the entire perimeter of your home.
ProControl Services is ready to carry out a free termite inspection of your home today. Let us put together and implement a plan to remove active infestations and prevent future occurrences.