Subterranean Termites in Jupiter
The Native Eastern Subterranean Termite is the most common Subterranean Termite found in Jupiter. They live in the soil and travel through mud tubes into your home to feed on the wood.
Subterranean Termites form large colonies and are often present in your home long before you know they are there. They are aggressive eaters and can cause significant damage in a short period of time.
Termites are social insects and the colonies are organized into 3 different divisions or castes – the workers, soldiers, and alates or reproductives. Each termite performs his duty according to his caste to ensure the survival of the colony.
Two invasive species of Subterranean Termites have found their way into Southeast Florida, Formosan Termites and Asian Subterranean Termites. These two non-native species live in colonies that are about 10 times the size of our Native Eastern Subterranean Termite.
That means significant damage will occur very quickly if a Formosan Termite or Asian Subterranean Termite colony invades your home. The University of Florida has identified Formosan Termite specimens removed from the area of Indiantown Road and Center Street in Jupiter.
Drywood Termites in Jupiter
Drywood Termites do not need to have any contact with the soil. In fact, Drywood Termites can get all the moisture and nutrients they need from the wood that they consume. They make their nests entirely in the wood that they are eating.
Drywood Termite colonies send out alates, or swarmers, to create new colonies and expand their population. As the swarmers take flight, they mate and lose their wings. The mated queen will then find a hole or gap and this location where she lays her eggs will become a new Drywood Termite colony.
Typical nesting spots are gaps in siding, under eaves, under wood roofing shingles, and around window and door frames. If you wake up one morning to find wings in the windowsill or near the door, do not ignore this sign of Drywood Termites.
Although Drywood Termites live in smaller colonies, it is not uncommon to have more than one colony in your structure.
Full-Service Termite Control in West Palm Beach
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 are a veteran owned company and invest in top notch training and continuing education for our Jupiter termite professionals. 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. Treating termites in not a “one solution fits all.” Every situation is unique.
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 Jupiter 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. When a termite touches the termiticide in the soil it becomes a “carrier” and transfers the termiticide to the other termites in the colony. Termites continue to spread the product to the others in colony until the entire colony is eliminated.
- 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 Jupiter 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 or No-Tent Treatment – Tenting or fumigation was the only treatment available up until about 25 years ago. This process is expensive, involves a lot of prep work for you the homeowner, and requires that you leave your home for a few days. If your Drywood Termite colony is accessible and limited in scope, your Nextgen Pest Solutions professional may recommend a No-Tent Treatment. A No-Tent Treatment involves applying termiticide directly into the termite gallery. When the termites from the colony come into contact with the termiticide they transfer it to rest of the termites and the colony is exterminated. This treatment method is convenient, effective, reasonably priced and guaranteed.
Jupiter Termite Inspection
Our top-notch technicians will respond same or next day to inspect your property and give you a free quote and educate you regarding your options.
While they are doing the inspection we recommend you take the day off and enjoy some time at the Jupiter Beach Resort.