Termite Control Palm Beach Gardens

Termite control Palm Beach Gardens is needed to prevent numerous types of termites from causing costly damage to your home. In South Florida, termites are a prevalent problem. Subterranean and drywood termites are two of the more common wood-eating insects in the area. We strongly suggest preventative treatments for termite control Palm Beach Gardens. Homeowner’s insurance rarely covers damage caused by termites. Contact us at Florida Environmental Pest Management for termite prevention. It’s an excellent way to protect your investment.

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Subterranean Termites

A termite in South Florida that causes extensive damage to countless homes is the subterranean termite. These small insects work through wood 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Their colonies grow to be massive. Subterranean termites need plenty of moisture to survive. These termites live underground, and they build tunnels in their search for food. They reach above-ground food by constructing mud tubes. Subterranean termites eat wood and other kinds of cellulose materials.

Drywood Termite Control Palm Beach Gardens

Sources say drywood termites are the most destructive of the species and cause the most damage to homes. Drywood termites are ravenous and need no moisture to survive. They are larger than most other termites and will eat through the inside of structural planks. Drywood termites are also known to eat:

• Books,
• The framework of homes,
• Plastic containers, and
• Upholstery and clothing, if made from plant-based fabric.

Preventative termite control can help keep drywood termites away from your home.

Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

Termite control is best applied when a home is being built. It’s the law for every new building to be treated for termites. At Florida Environmental Pest Management, our pre-construction liquid treatment to keep subterranean termites away is done before the foundation is poured. Follow-up treatments are also applied at different stages of construction. We include a lifetime bond for your property, when you request pre-construction termite control.

Termite Inspections

We recommend that homeowners in south Florida schedule regular inspections for termite control. Termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage in Florida and across the country each year. The absolute minimum homeowners usually spend to repair damage caused by termites is about $3,000. Damage is actually more extensive in most cases because it’s seldom obvious that termites are at work eating their way through wood. The following are a few of the visible signs that you have termites:

• If you have unexplained cracks in your interior walls, it could be because termites have consumed the cellulose in the wood inside the walls.
• The attic is a common place for termites to cause destruction. If you see piles of sawdust in your attic, it’s time to call for termite control.
• If doors and/or windows are sticking, it could be because the wood is infested with termites.
• Blistering, sagging wood floors are another potential sign of termites.

We have your solutions for termite prevention and extermination as well as keeping these destructive insects away from your home. Contact us today at Florida Environmental Pest Management for termite control Palm Beach Gardens.