Subterranean Termites are “soil dwellers”, they live in the soil. They build mud tubes that extend from the soil up to the wood upon which they are feeding. The most common subterranean termite in Greenacres is the Native Eastern Subterranean Termite. The invasive species Formosan and Asian Subterranean Termites have been located near Greenacres as well and are spreading rapidly.
The invasive species, Formosan Termites and Asian Subterranean Termites have colonies that are about 10 times the size of the Native Eastern Subterranean Termite and are much more aggressive eaters. In their relentless search for wood to consume, they have been observed to chew through PVC pipe!
Subterranean Termites often remain undetected for years and have often already caused significant damage by the time they swarm or you see the mud tubes.
Drywood Termites nest entirely in the wood and do not need to access the soil at all. They obtain all the moisture they need from the wood they are eating. Drywood Termite colonies are smaller than Subterraneans, but multiple colonies can infest a structure at the same time.
Typical nesting spots are gaps in siding, under eaves, under wood roofing shingles, and around window and door frames.
You may see the Drywood Termites swarm in late spring or summer, or you may notice a small pile of what appears to be coffee grounds or sawdust in a window or door frame. Drywood termites push their fecal matter out of the wood they are eating. Don’t ignore this frass and simply vacuum it up.
Full-Service Termite Control in Greenacres
When you call Nextgen Pest Solutions with a termite concern, our dedicated team of professionals will immediately schedule a thorough inspection of your property. We provide free quotes and aim to educate our customers to give you complete peace of mind.
Proper termite identification is key to achieving the best solution to your termite problem. Solutions may include:
- Soil Treatment – Since Subterranean Termites live in the soil, Nextgen Pest Solutions’ trained technicians can create a barrier between the soil and your home. Nextgen Pest Solutions uses the latest in scientific development to effectively treat your Greenacres corner of paradise. The product we use is non-repellent, meaning the termites can not smell it and avoid it, and it eliminates termites both by ingestion and through contact with the product.
- Baiting System – Termite baiting provides long term protection with a small amount of insecticide. Your NextGen Pest Solutions Professional will install the bait stations around the perimeter or your West Palm Beach home or business, monitor the stations for termite activity, and apply pesticide via the bait station as needed. Termites take the insecticide back to their colonies, resulting in the destruction of the queen and the entire colony in one to two months
- Spot Treatment – A whole structure treatment such as fumigation, may not be necessary to exterminate the Drywood Termites swarming in your Greenacres home. Our trained technicians will evaluate your situation and if appropriate recommend a spot treatment. An effective spot treatment requires your Nextgen Pest Solutions professional to apply pesticide directly to the termite gallery where the termites are feeding.
Schedule your Nextgen Termite Inspection Today
Call today to have your property inspected by our termite specialists. With the most up-to-date knowledge and technology, we can provide a treatment plan that fits your situation.
Did you know that Greenacres has been named a “Tree City USA” since 1992 by the National Arbor Day Foundation? Call today for peace of mind on your termite issue, then keep Greenacres green and plant a tree.