Category Archives: Termites

Want To Get Rid of Termites Without Using Chemicals? Here Are 3 All-Natural Termite Control Options

When it comes to pest control solutions, it seems as though many homeowners feel like their only termite control options are chemical-based. And while chemical treatments do tend to be more effective, there are plenty of natural remedies you can use in the termite control process that are effective as well. Here are some simple and all-natural termite control options. Heat/Cold Treatments: If you’re dealing with a drywood termite infestation, heat and cold treatments are a viable option to control … READ MORE

You Have a Termite Problem: What’s the Next Step?

Discovering you have a termite problem is absolutely no fun. But once you’ve discovered the tiny timber eaters, what’s next? Are you aware of what steps need to be taken before pest control or termite control services arrive? If you’re not, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you should do immediately after discovering a termite problem. Do Not Disturb The worst possible thing you can do is further disturb a group of termites. It can be extremely tempting … READ MORE

3 Unmistakable Signs of A Termite Infestation

Dealing with a termite infestation can be an absolute nightmare. In fact, some estimates say Americans spend $2 billion each year controlling or preventing termite infestations. However, it’s important to realize that the sooner you recognize signs of termite damage, the less damage will be done to your home — and your wallet. Here are some of the most common signs of termite damage. More dirt and moisture than usual: The majority of termite species require a lot of water … READ MORE

Debunking 4 Common Myths About The Termite Control Process

When it comes to termite control for homeowners, many people assume that they know everything there is to know about these annoying pests. However, there are still a surprising number of misconceptions about termite infestation control, and not knowing how to deal with termites can cause them to wreak havoc in your home in the event of an infestation. Here are some common myths about the termite control process. Myth: Brick homes are not susceptible to termite infestations. It would … READ MORE

Do You Have Termites? Signs To Watch For

Termite infestations can cause serious damage to a home’s structure, costing homeowners unforeseen money and time. Plus, it’s just plain gross knowing there are literally thousands of insects crawling around your home’s walls. That’s why it is important to monitor your home for signs of a termite infestation, as these colonies spread quickly. In some species,the queen lays up to 40,000 eggs per day! Knowing exactly how to check your home for termites is part of general household pest control … READ MORE

4 Major Termite Infestation Prevention Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to termite control, many homeowners think they have a good enough knowledge of general household pest control to avoid calling an exterminator and do the job themselves. While some people may know how to keep termites away from their home, most people are unaware of the several common mistakes that actually have the opposite effect and invite termites in. According to some estimates, over $2 billion are spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. … READ MORE

Guide To Keeping Termites Out

Most people are too caught up in their day-to-day lives to worry about pest infestations, but they are much more common than you would think. One of the most common and fastest spreading infestations is termites. Considering that queens of certain termite species lay up to 40,000 eggs per day, it doesn’t give you much time to take action once an infestation occurs. 20% of homeowners claim that termites are their main concern when it comes to pests. Here are … READ MORE

Are Termites Active in the Winter?

In Florida’s warm climate, termites can appear year round. While termites typically burrow underground during the colder months of the year, Florida is warm enough to keep termites happy in residential homes. And since a queen termite can lay up to 40,000 eggs in a single day, termite infestation control is extremely important — especially in warm climates where they are most active. Even so, spring and summer are when most insects, including termites, are most active. But if you … READ MORE

IPM Exterminators

Southern Florida is basically heaven on earth to a wide variety of pests. Our climate is hot, humid, and wet, we have many bodies of standing water, and the winters here are extremely mild. If you own property anywhere in Boca Raton, then it’s inevitable that nuisance pests like fire ants, bees, termites, flies, rodents, and bed bugs will try to invade your property. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Florida is also home to a growing number of invasive … READ MORE

Conehead Termites Reinvade South Florida

Up until now, the main termites eating the wood in our homes were subterranean and drywood species.  Subterranean, the more destructive of the two, live in the soil.  Daily, they travel back and forth from their nest to the wood in homes. Drywoods do not live in the soil.  They nest within the wood they eat which is usually doors, frames and furniture.  Both types are rarely seen until they leave their nests to swarm. Another group, the arboreal termites, … READ MORE

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