Every termite call begins with a structural inspection to determine termite damage and type of termite invasion. During a structural inspection for drywood termites (link to page), inspectors look for feeding damage, shed wings, fecal pellets, and kickout holes to determine infestation.
Most homeowners will be unaware that a subterranean termite (link to page) problem exists until a significant finding occurs. For instance, an infestation is discovered during an inspection in a real estate transaction, damaged wood is uncovered during a room remodel; a shelter tube appears on an interior or exterior wall, or the sudden appearance of thousands of flying insects in a bathroom or kitchen. These situations are not unusual due to the cryptic and secretive life habits of subterranean termites hidden behind walls or buried away in crawlspaces and under slab foundations
Hugh Turner Pest Control can provide a full termite inspection to find out how far in they have managed to get themselves and determine the service you'll need. We treats subterranean termites with a chemical bait application outside your home. We also treat dry wood termites one of two ways, depending on the severity of the problem. If the termites haven't gotten a strong foothold in your home, we can eliminate them by partial-structure treatment. If necessary, Hugh Turner Pest Control will offer a full structure treatment by fumigating. Each home is unique so treatment should be customized accordingly. By working closely with your termite specialist, we can develop an appropriate and effective termite treatment plan for your home.
Detection and Treatment Types
Drywood Termites Detection and Treatment - click here
Subterranean Termites Detection and Treatment - click here
Dampwood termites derive their name from the fact that they live in moist wood, especially in stumps and fallen trees in forests. Drywood termites are common and can survive in very dry conditions, even in dead wood in deserts and do not require much moisture or contact with soil. Subterranean termites are very abundant in most parts of Florida and live and breed in soil, sometimes many feet below the soil surface. To read more about termite types click here