Termite Control in Palm Beach and Broward County
Termites can be an intimidating pest to deal with. There may be that lingering feeling in the back of your mind that they may in your home or business, causing damage.
Without an inspection or a preventative treatment, it is impossible to know if this is the case or not.
Here at Native Pest Management, we prefer to take the unknown out of termite control, so you can rest easy and focus on the more important things in life.
All of our termite control treatments are warrantied. Optional annual termite renewals are available to allow you to have control over your home termite coverage.
Whenever a home is under our care for termite control, we will have a trained and licensed termite inspector do a complete inspection of the interior and exterior of your home to provide you the peace of mind that your greatest asset is safe and sound.
Continue reading below to learn more about the termites that you may encounter in the South Florida area. We’ve also listed the termite control methods that we use to keep them at bay.
Drywood Termite Control
Drywood termites feed on dry, un-decayed, wood in your home, something that if left unaddressed may result in costly repairs.
The most common areas of homes we find drywood termite colonies are inside door frames, windowsills, baseboards, wood furniture, attics and wooden studs behind walls.
Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any contact with the soil to survive.
One way drywood termites are able to get into structures is when infested wooden furniture is unknowningly brought inside. Drywood termites also produce reproductive swarmers that may find their way into your home from cracks and gaps on the exterior.
Drywood termites create very small 1/8 inch diameter holes to enter the wood in your home, in which they will create chambers for their queens to lay eggs.
One way to identify the presence of drywood termites in your home is to look for termite frass (pictured above.) These fecal pellets are hard and can be various colors.
They may appear to look like small piles of dirt inside your home against walls or on windowsills. If a colony is in the attic or ceiling of your home, the frass may fall onto the floor or carpet in the middle of the room below.
When a drywood termite colony matures, which takes three to five years, termites with wings may begin to appear inside. This is called a termite swarm, and for drywood termites, it occurs most often from April through July and frequently after a heavy rain.
Drywood Termite Control Methods
No-Tent Termite Control
With relatively recent advancements in termite control technology, fumigation is no longer the only option to eliminate termites from your home.
During an inspection of your home, if a drywood termite colony is present, we will find localized areas of termite activity and apply our treatment directly into the termite galleries hidden within the window frames, door frame, and wall(s) of your home.We will also apply a borate based dust into your attic.
By injecting an expanding termiticide foam into the areas of activity, the product applied will flow directly into the active drywood termite galleries.
As termites come into contact with the product inside the wall, they will inadvertently transfer the termiticide to the rest of the colony and the queen.
This no-tent method of termite control is often less costly than a tent fumigation. It also does not require your family or your pets to leave the house for any amount of time and none of the prep work that is required for termite tenting is needed (bagging food, adjusting screens and fences, etc.)
We are confident in the results our no-tent termite control provides, so we warranty all treatments for a year following the initial treatment. We then will have an optional annual renewal if you choose to extend your warranty.
During every annual renewal we will arrange for a licensed termite inspector to do a full inspection of your home for any new termite activity or conducive conditions that may attract termites in the future.
Tent Fumigation for Termites
The traditional tent fumigation is always the most effective way to guarantee complete termite eradication from your home. While it is often more costly and requires lots of preparation and days spent away from your home, it is sometimes the only option if a termite infestation is severe.
Every year we tent hundreds of local homes and businesses for drywood termite control. Due to the liability involved with termite tenting, we continuously train on laws, labels and procedures to safely provide fumigation services.
We have provided tent fumigation for yachts, boats, cars, homes, businesses, hotels, and apartment complexes. When it comes to termite tenting, we’ve seen it all.
Call us today to ask for a free termite inspection to determine which drywood termite control plan we recommend for your property.
Subterranean Termite Control
If subterranean termites are present in your home, it’s usually not visible.
People usually first become aware an infestation is present when winged termites swarm in their home during their annual flights. After these flights, you will likely find dead termites with wings attached near windows, sinks, and bathtubs.
If you find winged termites or even just potential termite wings in your South Florida home or business, we urge you to contact us immediately to schedule a free termite inspection.
Subterranean termite colonies may contain as many as a million termites and forage up to 150 feet in search of food. They often may enter your home through small cracks or joints in the foundation or by building tubes on foundation walls.
Another common entry point for subterranean termites are the plumbing penetration points through the concrete slab under your home. Termites travel up these tubes from their underground colony to access food.
By the time subterranean termites are discovered, the damage that they have caused may already be severe. Even in concrete block and new construction homes, we have seen these termites completely destroy wooden studs within walls.
Since subterranean termites cause more extensive damage at a quicker pace than drywood termites, we always recommend termite prevention for your home or business, to stop these termites before they are able to get inside.
Subterranean Termite Treatment Methods
Trelona ATBS Termite Baiting System by BASF
Termite bait stations have become the most popular method of subterranean termite control in recent years. To protect your home or business, we install termite bait stations around the foundation to actively bait subterranean termites and destroy their colonies before they can cause any damage.
Termidor Foundation Trenching
By applying a pet safe barrier of termiticide around your home’s foundation, subterranean termites can be prevented from gaining access to your home.
In Florida, home builders are required by law to provide a new construction termite pre-treatment during construction before the foundation is poured, to create a horizontal barrier for termite control.
For an existing home, we will dig trenches around the foundation of your home so we can apply a barrier of liquid termiticide, which will provide a long lasting vertical barrier for termite control.
Subterranean termites will come in contact with the barrier we create on the exterior of your home, stopping them before they are able to get inside.
Contact us Today for Termite Control in South Florida
If you suspect that your home may be infected by either drywood termites or subterranean termites, we urge you to contact us right away.
As a provider of termite control in Palm Beach and Broward counties, we do our best to provide our customers with convenient, safe, and non-invasive termite control and prevention.
If you have any questions about termites, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask one of our experienced termite control company employees. We look forward to helping you get rid of your termite infestation, as well as make sure that your home or business continues to stay termite-free.
Call us today for a free termite treatment quote.