The Best Way To Protect Your Southern Florida Home From Termites
March 15, 2023 - Termites
Active termites around your Southern Florida home will create destructive, costly issues. Pest control in Estero, provided by Quest Termite & Pest Services, is the best way to protect your property and eliminate termites for good.
The Life Cycle Of Common Termites
Most common termites you encounter around your property share a similar life cycle of egg, nymph, and adult (larvae). The termite life cycle is longer than other types of pests, and termites will live between two years and up to 50 years, depending on the species and the conditions of their colony.
Adult termites separate into different roles (castes), with most termite colonies featuring worker, reproductive (alates), and soldier termites. If you have more questions on the termite life cycle or need assistance identifying any life stage of termites on your property, contact Quest Termite & Pest Services.
Why Termites Infest And Destroy Wooden Structures
Termites are drawn to wooden structures as this is where they prefer to create their colonies. Primarily, termites feed upon wood, so they constantly infest and chew through wood, growing their colonies and thriving on the food source. Over time, termite infestations in wooden structures can severely hollow out the wood and contribute to severe damage.
Signs of termite destruction around your property include:
- Frass appears like wood shavings scattered around your property’s baseboards, windowsills, doorjambs, or other wooden areas.
- Pinpoint holes in the walls of your home.
- Rustling or clicking noises from the walls of your property at nighttime.
- Tight-fitting doors and windows.
- Sinking floors and ceilings, bulging walls, or peeling paint from walls.
- Wood that appears damaged or moisture-ridden, or wood that breaks away easily.
If any of these signs indicate that professional termite control is needed, Quest Termite & Pest Services can help.
How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Termites
Factors that attract termites are items such as water-damaged wood, overgrown grasses, and foliage that create shady, moist conditions, soil to build their colonies underground, and plenty of wood to soil contact on your property. You can identify these factors by looking around your property to locate termite-friendly conditions and taking steps to remove them once identified. Contact our Quest Termite & Pest Services team for help with this process and subsequent termite removal.
Furthermore, take the time to implement termite prevention steps around your property, such as sealing cracks around your structure’s foundation, doors, and windows, repairing damaged wood, and eliminating moist or humid conditions that encourage termite infestation.
The Key To Total Termite Control For Your Home
When you have a termite problem in Southern Florida, skip DIY termite control and home remedies for this pest. Not only are these methods hit or miss, but they can cost a lot of money as you try them, and the results you receive will not be effective. Instead, the key to total termite control for your home is trusting our Quest Termite & Pest Services technicians to remove this pest on your behalf.
Our team will help you combat termite issues by inspecting your property, narrowing down your termite issues, and providing you with tailored treatment plans. We take our time to ensure the removal of all traces of termites and prevent future termite problems, which enables our home pest control treatment strategies to work in the long term.
Contact us at Quest Termite & Pest Services for a free quote and get started with stress-free, reliable, and effective termite control.