3 Ways to Prevent Termites from Your Florida Home

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In Florida, there are two types of termites popular in our area, the drywood termite and subterranean termite! While these termites have different characteristics, they both cause serious damage to the structural integrity of our homes. To prevent these termites from invading your home, it’s crucial to understand the types of termite treatments and preventative measures to avoid these pests! Check out the several termite treatment options for termite control below.

Tent Fumigation

Tent fumigation services are often utilized as a last resort to eliminate a drywood termite infestation. This service is conducted by a team of professionals, carefully tenting your home to contain the treatment during the fumigation process. The amount of treatment product used in the process is based on the severity of your termite infestation, temperature, slab-type, and more. With a tent fumigation service, you do have to vacate the property, usually around 24 to 72 hours, all depending on the size and weather conditions.

No-Tent Fumigation

A no-tent fumigation service is an alternative solution to tent fumigation treatments with the difference being you don’t have to leave your home for treatment. This service is specifically utilized to eliminate drywood termites. A service professional will directly inject a non-repellent product into drywood termite galleries to address the termite infestation. This method works to eliminate the termites immediately and any termites that come across the targeted areas.

Bait Stations

Bait stations look to eliminate and prevent subterranean termites from invading your home. These stations are installed at the perimeter of your home and contain enough termite bait to eliminate an entire colony with one single station. Once a termite is drawn into the bait, they consume the slow-acting termiticide, take it back to their colony and spread it to others, effectively eliminating the colony. These stations can be used in places where surface treatments cannot be, including near the foundation drains and areas covered by slabs or flooring.

If you’re interested in these termite treatments and preventative options, consider reaching out to your local pest control company for more information. These professionals will provide you with a thorough inspection and determine the best treatment option based on your termite situation.

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