Relentless and dangerous, termites are one of Florida’s most feared pests. This is all the more so in the historic confines of Cocoa. Cocoa has every element that termites thrive in: year-round palatable weather, abundant water sources (from both rain and local lakes and rivers), open rural areas, and, maybe most importantly, the aging wood of some of Cocoa’s older buildings. As one of Central Florida’s oldest towns, officially established in 1895, Cocoa can be a hotbed of aging pipes, cracked roofs, and vulnerable lumber. This is a paradise for the variety of termites that call Florida home. But, with Cocoa termite control prodigies at Apex, a local institution for over three decades, you can help lessen the threat and feel secure in the health of your home.

Termites found in the Cocoa area come in four basic types, all of which require a particular set of skills to either eradicate or to defend your home from:


  • Eastern Subterranean Termites: Most common and most feared; their spring and early-winter swarms are legendary. They can consume a variety of different wood types and are hardy.
  • Powderpost Termites: Devastating and complex to remove, a swift-moving colony of powderpost termites will live up to their namesake. These creatures work from the inside of wood out and are difficult to detect before damage occurs.
  • Dampwood Termites: This species targets only weak or water-damaged wood, which can be quite common in Cocoa area homes during our rainy season or after a tropical event.
  • Formosan Termites: Large colony size and an invasive version of termites not native to Florida, they like our climate just fine and can surprise novices with their expansive colony creation.

So, what can be done to help protect a Cocoa-area structure from this parade of wood devouring pests? It starts with innovation and a deep base of knowledge. For innovation, at Apex, we have developed revolutionary wood care and exterior home defenses. From Termidor services for already-built houses, to unique offerings such as Thermal Acoustical Pest Control (TAP), Apex has the tools to secure your home.

When it comes to knowledge and care, few companies have a deeper reservoir of local experience and data than Apex. With decades in counties and towns all around Florida, our family-owned business is never surprised by a termite issue and never without a solution. Termites are a distinctive pest that can cause damage quickly and without much notice; having professionals and Cocoa termite control experts monitoring your home year-round is the easiest way to manage the plague of the termite. For a free, no-risk inspection and quote, call us anytime at (866) 675-4070. We will get back to you within 24 hours and always look forward to serving the Cocoa community.