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Termite Protection Starts at $30/Month

Whether you’re suspicious of termite activity at your home or business, or are seeking to proactively protect your investment, time is of the essence. Termites cause billions of dollars in home damage annually. ProShield Termite ensures that your home won’t be a victim of this costly destruction.

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Termite Treatments in Jacksonville & Tallahassee

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No matter the current state of your home, we understand that bringing in a professional requires trust. That’s why we’re dedicated to delivering termite treatments that combine innovation and the utmost safety for total care. Our Tallahassee & Jacksonville termite exterminators are highly trained in the Sentricon Colony Elimination System, which is proven to eliminate existing colonies and then actively prevent termites every day of the year.

Tell-Tale Signs of a Termite Infestation

A mere utterance of termites will send any homeowner into a complete panic -- and for good reason! If left untreated, termite destruction can rapidly get out of hand. With the perfect climate for termites, Florida is a hotbed for activity. 

Even if you are 99% sure your home is not under attack, a termite inspection is imperative! Each home in Florida is susceptible to eastern subterranean and Formosan termites, as well as drywood termites -- being proactive in the fight against termite destruction could save your biggest investment.

Do you need to know how to get rid of termites in Florida? Luckily for the Jacksonville and Tallahassee area, Paul’s Termite and Pest Control offers FREE termite inspections which is a great first step! We strongly urge each homeowner to receive a thorough inspection by one of our local termite exterminators. Of course, if termites have already taken up residence in your home, understanding the tell-tale signs could help you catch the problem as early as possible. 
Here are some common signs of a termite infestation:

  • Piles of discarded wings - Termite wings are fragile and resemble fish scales. After a swarm, the wings will break off.
  • Excrement or termite fecal matter - Subterranean termites utilize their excrement as a lining for their mud tubes, while drywood termites create small holes in wood to discard their excrement, leaving piles that resemble mounds of salt and pepper. 
  • Differences in wood damage - Subterranean termites are picky, eating only soft parts of wood, leaving neat, lined patterns with remnants of mud. Drywood termites will erratically consume woods, leaving inconsistent patterns. 
  • Mud tubes along concrete, walls, and foundation - Subterranean termites require moisture and protection from predators, so they create mud tunnels to utilize as nests and pathways. 
  • Hollow-sounding wood - As termites eat through wood, it’ll be hollow and give off the associate noise.
  • Pin-sized holes punctured through drywall - Termites consume walls from the inside out and they can puncture sheetrock. Subterranean termites will attempt to patch the holes with soil, while drywood termites will leave holes alone.
  • Peeling and bubbling paint from moisture damage - Termites require moisture to survive -- with mud tubes within your walls, excess moisture could cause paint to bubble and peel. 
  • Weak, squeaky floors - A common household problem which often goes unnoticed, however, it could be a sign of subfloor or floor support damage by termites.
  • Loose tiles and damaged laminate floors - excess moisture can lead to floor issues.
  • Flying termites during swarms, or “mating flights”

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Eastern Subterranean Termites vs. Formosan Termites

Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species around. With the queen able to lay 1,000 eggs in a single day, colonies can be as large as two million members. A good rule of thumb - the larger the colony, the greater and quicker the damage. As they prefer a warmer climate and require moisture, Florida and other southern states are naturally at risk. 

While both of these species are subterranean termites, consuming wood for cellulose and building mud tubes for moisture and protection, there are very distinct differences between Formosan and eastern subterranean termites. Any noticeable termite activity requires immediate attention, however, if Formosan termites are suspected, treatment efforts must be expedited -- it is estimated that Formosan worker members of a large colony can collectively obliterate almost a pound of wood a day and there is no reported record of their complete eradication from any location they infest. 

Here are the differences between Eastern Subterranean and Formosan Termites:

 

EASTERN SUBTERRANEAN

FORMOSAN

  • Long Bodies & Long Heads with Long Pinchers
  • Translucent, Gray-Brown Color - often blending into soil and wooden surfaces
  • Rely on Frequent Trips to Soil for Moisture, Making them Less Efficient - the way they build nests do not allow for efficient moisture circulation
  • Longer Bodies & Short Heads with Short Pinchers
  • Translucent, Orange Color - often easily seen in soil and on wooden surfaces
  • Do Not Rely on Trips to Soil for Moisture, Making them Very Efficient - they have the ability to build nests which allow for better moisture circulation

Greater efficiency means quicker damage. What’s more, Formosan termites form much larger colonies. And, if that’s not enough, Formosan termites forage over wider areas, sometimes as far as 100 meters from their nest -- the more area they cover, the more likely they are to encounter our homes. So, while all termites are definitely highly destructive, Formosan termites are by far the most massive threat to Florida homes. 

Environmentally-Friendly Alternatives of Termite Treatment

When it comes to termite treatment in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, protection from harmful chemicals is just as important as saving your home from massive termite destruction. We offer eco-friendly termite treatments that DO NOT require tent fumigation. 

Risks of Tent Fumigation

“Tenting” is a common method used to eradicate drywood termites. Drywood termites do not nest underground in soil, instead they build their nests inside the wood in which they infest. Not restricted to an underground lifestyle, drywood termites infest homes by air, require less moisture, and do not create mud tubes. Tent fumigation is therefore a commonly used method of drywood termite treatment, but it is highly toxic and puts our loved ones, pets, environment, and homes at risk. 

Disadvantages of tent fumigation include:

  • Toxic gas requires vacating a home for 3 days.
  • Places humans, animals, and our environment at risk -- preparation can be an exhausting process.
  • Homes are not meant to be tented and are at risk for damage.
  • Tenting relies on a gas, which means no residual effects and therefore, no long-lasting protection.

Our Eco- & Family-Friendly Alternative Methods

At Paul’s Termite and Pest Control, we do not believe in methods which put you, your family, or our environment in grave danger. Instead, we rely on no-tent alternatives which means you can stay comfortably in your home, continue tackling those busy schedules, and receive peace of mind that you are safe from termites and toxicity. 

We utilize the Sentricon Colony Elimination System, the leading, most effective solution for complete eradication of both Eastern Subterranean and Formosan termites. When you choose to partner with Paul’s Termite and Pest Control, you’re choosing the most advanced termite treatment technology to solve your scariest situation. 

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Paul’s Proshield Termite Treatment, Total Guarantee

When it comes to any type of termite infesting your home,  we know you only want the best professionals on the job. With infestations costing the nation billions of dollars annually, we take every measure to detect and eliminate existing termite colonies. With a 360-degree approach to termite treatment and year-round monitoring, Paul’s Termite and Pest Control guarantees long-lasting results. Should you suspect any persistent termite activity, let us know as soon as possible! We will return your call within 24 hours and perform re-treatments. 

Paul's Proshield Termite Control

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Our termite package will eliminate existing colonies, while protecting your home against future termite risks.

$30

* Initial Fee Applies

Paul's Proshield Complete

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This package includes everything in Paul's ProShield, along with protection against termites & indoor fleas too!

$50

* Initial Fee Applies

Our Exclusive Repair & Termite Agreement

If your home qualifies, we offer a termite treatment warranty and repair agreement for a minimum of one year. All termite agreements cover re-treatments of your home if termite activity is still present in between services. Additionally, a home can qualify for additional repair coverage generally ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000 with zero additional fees. 

If your home does not qualify following a thorough inspection, there may be correctable issues that have caused your agreement rejection. If those issues are resolved, you may be able to qualify. 

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Are you wondering if we offer our termite services in your area? Paul's Termite & Pest serves the greater Tallahassee and Jacksonville areas in Florida, delivering our exceptional termite control services in:

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