Termite Pest Control
Did you know that an average quarter-acre home site in Florida may have approximately 8,775,000 termites? Termites have thrived for over 100 million years. There are 21 species of termites in Florida, among which six are invasive. Termite colonies can thrive up to ten years, and the queen termite can lay up to 5,000 eggs a day. They slowly eat up your wood and any organic matter they find to survive. Imagine the damage that an overlooked termite infestation can do to your property. If not controlled early enough, the damage might become too much for you to handle.
South Florida is a hotbed for termite infestations that can cause extensive structural damage to your home and your possessions. With our hot and humid climate, we have not one but two types of termites that can wreak havoc on your property or business.
Most Floridians are familiar with the garden variety of the subterranean termites. They live in the ground and build mud tubes to gain entry into your home. There are several species, some more destructive than others. Formosan termites can be extremely difficult to eliminate under certain conditions.
Why Timely Termite Extermination Is Vital
- Termites have the innate ability to cause high level and expensive property damages
- Termite bites can trigger allergic reactions in humans, and exposure to termite infested environment and termite droppings can trigger asthmatic symptoms
- Termite can significantly reduce the market value of your property
- Termites can cause extensive structural damage to your home and your possessions
Signs of Termite infestation
- Flying termites or signs: It may be iridescent wings in the attic or on a window sill. It may be the entire visible termite body. It could be swarming around a light in your house in the evening.
- White Ants
- Papery or hollow sounding timber
- Tight-fitting doors
- Termite droppings
Termite Control Strategy
Once we get notified of a termite infestation, we send out certified termite control specialists to thoroughly inspect your property for signs of an infestation. Our expert exterminators are equipped with the knowledge and tools to identify the termite species, the severity of the damage, what attracted termites to your property. We are experts in mapping termite species behavior and locating termite nests.
Our exterminator tailors a termite treatment plan based on the outcome of the inspection. Our termite treatment plan covers the extermination process, the timelines, the results, the equipment, and the chemicals used.
Our termite control specialist discusses the termite control action plans with the property owner before commencing the extermination process.
We look for termite nests outside your property to prevent any future infestation. We also use this information to decide whether to create a termite and white ant barrier around the property. We can help you install different barrier types, including chemical, physical, and termite resistant barriers, to prevent future termite infestation.
We can also advise you on the ventilation and maintenance requirements to prevent any future mishaps. Our termite control service includes an annual inspection and retreatment if termites re-infest your property.
Why Shoreline Pest Services?
- Over five decades of experience in pests control
- 24-hour 7-day service in South Florida
- We only use safe products around children and pets
- No cost inspections & free quote
- Certified, professional technicians
We possess the professional experience to maximize new technology, science, and industry-leading equipment to restore your property to a safe state. Our written guarantees have added value if you plan to refinance or sell your property. You will have transferable, written documentation that the termite issue has been resolved. We proudly stand by all the services we provide to our customers. Just call us for a no-cost inspection; at the least, you will secure peace of mind concerning termites and the damage they can cause. We are always available on (561) 250-7165.
Types of Terminates
Termites are of different types, and no matter the type, they all can leave with several damages to repair, primarily when not controlled. However, some termites tend to be more destructive than others, and you need to control and treat them before they cause you damage that will carry away some dollars from you. Any termites infesting your area will require you to talk to a termite control company to help you get rid of them.
These will live and infest in dry wood and do not require contact with the soil, unlike the subterranean and Formosan species. They feed on dry wood; however, you can still find them in woods near water. They can build multiple colonies in your home hence may be a bit difficult for you to treat. They will shed wings after swarming; thus can be easily noticed and differentiated from other types.
These social insects live in trees and other outside sources that also provide their food–cellulose or wood. These termites are aerial attackers and fly into your attic or ground crawlspace. They can also start their damaging presence by doors, windows, and siding. Shoreline Environmental Pest Solutions offers several different, economical, and convenient treatment plans to eliminate these wood-destroying organisms from your house or business. Since they live differently, the treatment is also termite-specific.
Damp wood Termites:
These are termites that live in high moist content woods where they source their food. They infest homes from leaky pipes, places, or places where wood is touching a damp area. They don’t build mud tubes but cover their entry points with fecal matter.
Subterranean termites are the most common types of termites that tend to be found in every state. This kind of species will live underground and in moist areas aboveground, especially in secluded places. To gain access to food sources, they build mud tubes that protect them from the open air. They can be the most destructive when not controlled. They come in different species, e.g., the Formosan termites. They are much more harmful than their dry wood cousins, and a colony may contain up to a million termites. The economic impact upon your home can be mitigated with the professional application of Termidor.
Termite Extermination Process
No Tent Termite Control
“No Tent” refers to the preferred treatment against Drywood Termites. As with all our services, we thoroughly inspect your property for signs of an infestation. It may be iridescent wings in the attic or on a window sill. It may be the entire visible termite body. It could be swarming around a light in your house in the evening. If you should discover the frass (fecal pellets) of these termites, then you know that some damage, perhaps significant, has already occurred. Generally, in CBS block homes, localized treatments can remedy this infestation.
Our technicians can treat known galleries in the wood with an injection of a foam Termidor product. Before they die in several days, some of the dry wood termites will groom and feed other termites transferring the killing agent in the product. This will reduce, if not eradicate the colony, down to an insignificant number. The attic or crawlspace may be sprayed with Timbor to destroy and add residual protection against any future dry wood termite flights.
An honest and thorough inspection is needed to ascertain that the structure is treatable using the above processes. For older framed homes with heavy and numerous infestation points, a fumigation-TENTING- of the structure may be required. Most homes can forgo this intrusive and inconvenient service. But, if Shoreline
Environmental Pest Solutions thinks fumigation is a proper treatment; we would recommend that, though we do not offer this service. In this case, we would never attempt to provide an alternative service that would not solve your problem. We are a family-owned and operated company with an outstanding reputation. Our “No Tent” process offers numerous advantages over fumigation. Your family or business does not have to shut down and move out for several days, no removal of un-canned food, cosmetics, and medications. Your pets are not dislocated; there is no damage to exterior landscaping (that hopefully we fertilize and protect for you.) And the structure, and in particular, the roof, is not subjected to traumatic exposures. If we can offer our services for the treatment of Drywood Termites, we will provide a guarantee that is binding to the property as long as the annual renewal is paid.
By treating the perimeter of the foundation with liquid Termidor, removing any visible mud tubes (termite highways), and protecting access points, Shoreline Environmental Pest Solutions can successfully eliminate the active infestations and safeguard your home.
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Shoreline Environmental Pest Solutions can provide both “No Tent” solutions for Drywood Termites and Termidor trenching, foaming, and spraying to eliminate subterranean termites from your home or place of business.