Termite Treatment in Tampa and Surrounding Areas
Termites are destructive, pervasive insects that can cause significant damage to your home in a short amount of time. Whether you suspect an infestation or simply want to take preventative measures to ensure one doesn't happen, the experts at Anti-Pesto Bug Killers can help. We will eliminate termite infestations and protect your home from future problems!
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Termite Control in Tampa
Because there are several different species of termites present in Florida, professional termite inspections are necessary for protecting your home against an infestation. Here at Anti-Pesto, we offer free initial termite inspections, during which one of our highly trained termite exterminators will visit your property to determine the extent of your infestation and provide you with a detailed report of our findings. From here, we'll create a recommended termite elimination plan based on the type of infestation you have!
During our inspection, we'll most likely find one of the two most popular termites in Tampa:
Of the two most prevalent species in Florida, subterranean termites are the most destructive. This species infests your home from underground and therefore is rarely seen until there is noticeable damage. They live in cooperative societies known as colonies that are in some cases made of over a million individual termites. These individuals work together, each having their own roles that contribute to the overall success of the colony.
The main difference between this species and others is they require moisture to thrive. They very easily dry out when no moisture is present which is why they can be found underground where the soil is wet. Since they can't be seen, a professional inspection is often the only way you'll know if your home is being affected.
How do we get rid of them?
Here at Anti-Pesto, we utilize the most advanced techniques, systems, and products available to keep your home protected from termites. To treat subterranean colonies, we utilize state-of-the-art Sentricon baiting systems and Termidor liquid treatments. Here's how Sentricon works:
- We will install bait systems around the perimeter of your property that provides 24/7, year-round protection from termites for your home.
- Sentricon stations contain bait (aka poison) that automatically deploys to termite colonies feeding on your property.
- The termites ingest the bait and then share it with the rest of the colony until the entire colony is wiped out one by one.
Sentricon is less invasive than other treatment plans and is much more effective at keeping dangerous chemicals away from your children and pets. The best part? Sentricon plans start at only $36/month!
If you don't want to use the Sentricon baiting systems, we also offer treatments with Termidor, which is a liquid treatment that we place in the ground around your home, and once they eat or even come into contact with the Termidor solution, then they are eliminated. Termidor is odor-free, and won't cause any disruptions in your family's activities!
Drywood termites, unlike other species, do not live underground but rather inside the wood itself. This species gets the moisture they need from humid air which allows them to spend most of their time in dry areas of your home. They are most common in the humid, coastal areas of Florida. Since they're above ground, you're more likely to notice signs of drywood termites, but you still may not detect them without a professional inspection.
Drywood colonies are typically a lot smaller in number than subterranean and may only have up to a thousand members. Damage from this species is usually contained to a smaller area of the house and can be noticed in areas like hardwood floors, trim, or furniture.
How do we get rid of them?
Here at Anti-Pesto, we offer a "no tent" option for getting rid of drywood termites in homes. If possible, we can utilize Bora-Care, with the active ingredient of Boric acid, which safely kills colonies. This odorless, low-toxic solution takes a little longer than tenting treatments but is a solution to drywood termite infestations.
Some things to keep in mind with this treatment:
- Bora-Care drys clear, but for the first couple of days before drying the wood may appear darker.
- This treatment is non-toxic to both humans and animals, so you can rest easy knowing you're protected.
- Bora-Care deposits an active ingredient in the wood itself and does not decompose, giving long-term protection.
Please note that not all homes will qualify for Bora-Care treatments. However, Anti-Pesto will always recommend the best method for termite treatment for your specific home and needs. Simply contact us today for a customized solution!
Formosan termites are a type of Subterranean termite that came from Eastern Asia after World War II. They are able to travel into your home via mud tubes and are able to find their way in through unsealed cracks. Formosan termite colonies are typically larger than other subterranean termite colonies and are able to cause more damage to your home. You are likely to find this type of termite located in damp areas with excessive moisture within the soil, and of course, where large amounts of wood is present.
How do we get rid of them?
Since Formosan termite colonies typically consist of millions of members, it is extremely difficult to get rid of an infestation without professional help. Here at Anti-Pesto, we can help you rid your home of these termites. For Formosan termite infestations, we offer baiting and liquid treatments. Your local termite exterminator will help you pick the right treatment plan for your home so you can get rid of these bugs for good. We also offer preventative treatment for this termite if you're looking to protect your home before an infestation strikes. If you think you may have a termite infestation, or want more information, give us a call!
Feel Secure in Our One-Year Termite Warranty
The evolution of our termite control has positioned us to offer you exceedingly secure results that eliminate established colonies and provide long-lasting residual protection. Focusing on the exterior of your home, we make sure your protection plan is as non-disruptive to your family as possible. Every termite treatment is backed by our one-year warranty, renewing annually*. If you see signs of termites, we’ll return free of charge.
Should pests persist in between scheduled treatments, simply let us know and we'll re-service your home for no additional cost to you. That's our guarantee to you!
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