Termite Treatments in Florida
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 Florida 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.
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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 a large Formosan termite colony can collectively obliterate almost a pound of wood a day.
Here are the differences between Eastern Subterranean and Formosan Termites:
- 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 allows 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 Termite Treatments
When it comes to termite treatment in Florida, 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 Methods
At Paul’s Termite and Pest Control, we do not believe in methods that 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.
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.
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.
Your Trusted Pest Control Provider
Paul’s Termite and Pest Control is an established, locally-owned pest control company with offices in Tallahassee & Orange Park. We offer effective and reliable services to our customers with cutting-edge techniques and superior customer service.