Termite Species in Bayonet Point
Like other cities in Florida, Bayonet Point is home to several active species of termites, with six of those having the potential to invade structures and cause damage to the wood. Florida’s subtropical climate and recent decades of rapid building have caused the area to be more attractive to urban termites.
Those termites that impact homes and buildings in the area are often divided into three groups:
- Subterranean Termites – This group contains eastern subterranean termites and Formosan termites. They are called subterranean as they live in the earth around their food source and move between their nest and food in protective mud tunnels they construct. Formosan colonies number in the millions, making them particularly destructive.
- Drywood Termites – Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites live within dry wood. This allows them to live within the wood that make up a structure. They can be found within wood siding, wood in attics, and more, and require no moisture to survive. Because they live inside of wood, they can be very hard to spot until they have been feeding on a property for years.
- Dampwood Termites – These termites live in wood that is kept moist through leaks, weather, or contact with soil, most commonly near the ground, roof, or windows. Any area that shows evidence of water damage or a fungal decay can be a hiding spot for dampwood termites. Dampwood termites are less common a threat than other types of termites, but can be a problem for some properties.
The signs of a termite infestation will differ by the species, as will the timeline of damage and the choice in effective treatments. The damage they can cause, however, will be expensive to repair if the colony is allowed to grow, and a more extensive treatment may be necessary.
What We Look for in a Termite Inspection
If you see or suspect termites, an inspection is important. We offer annual inspections, a recommended precaution in Bayonet Point where termites are a big risk. We can also come for a one time service if needed when you suspect an infestation. During the inspection, we search the areas termites are most likely to inhabit such as basements, siding, decks, crawl spaces, attics, garages, and patios, working both inside and outside.
We use tools during the inspection to help us identify hidden wood eating pests. These include:
- Moisture Meters
- Infrared Thermometers
We look for areas of moisture and any possible leaks that might be indicative of termites, such as damp soil around a foundation or in a crawlspace or a leak in the wall. We also check for rot or fungal decay that attracts termites, both inside your home and in the yard.
Finally, our trained termite control technicians in Bayonet Point seek out the signs termites leave behind – discarded wings, trails, mud tubes, pellet droppings, and more – to determine if the pests are present.
Extermination Treatments for Termites
If termites are found during an inspection, we move immediately to create a treatment plan. We’ll provide a report of your inspection that also lays out recommendations and options for extermination. A range of treatment possibilities, such as baits, heat treatments, soil treatments, and fumigation, allows us to combat different species and different degrees of infestation.
Our recommendations, in addition to being effective, will also prioritize less invasive methods. For example, we will never suggest fumigation where spot treatments will suffice. This ensures affordability and minimizes your stress and disruption while we correct termite problems.
While many termite treatments offer prevention in the following months or years, we can also apply specialized preventative treatments. These can be an effective part of your termite prevention plan against some types of termite infestations.
Choose Nextgen Pest Solutions for Termite Control
For many people, comfort is a priority, whether that means comfort food at Oaks Cafe Restaurant or a comfortable night relaxing at home. Worrying about the safety of your home, especially when it involves termite damage, can threaten your comfort.
At Nextgen Pest Solutions, we want you to feel confident that your home is protected. Annual inspections can provide early warnings and allow us to treat termites quickly, while a range of advance methods means that any termite infestation will be entirely eliminated. Start by setting up your first inspection today.