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Signs that You May Have Termites

We have discussed termites before. This is because this single pest causes more damage to homes in Florida than any other. They cause billions of dollars in damage.

Here are some facts about termites:

  • The termite has been on Earth for over 100 million years.
  • There are three main groups of termite in Florida: the dry wood, damp wood, and subterranean termites.
  • On average, a termite lives 7-10 years.
  • A single colony can contain millions of termites.
  • There are 21 species of termite in Florida. 6 of them are invasive and most of the species are not considered pests because they do not feed on the type of building material humans use. – src: UFL.edu

Signs

If you are unsure if you have termites look for the following clues:

  • swarming bugs around your neighborhood.
  • discarded and broken insect wings on ground in your yard.
  • hollow sounding wood in certain areas of your home.
  • peeling paint that resembles water damage.

Course of Action

When it comes to termites and the potential damage that they can inflict on a home, there is not time to spare. We have seen homes fully condemned because of the extensive damage termites cause. You should get on the phone with a pest control specialist ASAP.

Your Agent Will

  • assess if you have termites.
  • assess the extent of damage already done.
  • recommend repairs to the damage.
  • recommend a treatment plan.

When it comes to battling an insect with 100 million years on the planet, you need the best solutions. Call Sunstate Pest today for a consultation if you live in the Brevard County or East Orlando areas, including Kissimmee and St. Cloud, including Lake Nona and Osceola.

19 Feb
2020

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