Palm Beach County Termite Control
The United States is home to more than 40 varieties of termites. While drywood termites are present in great numbers, most of these varieties are subterranean termites that make their homes under the surface of the soil. Apex Pest Control, the Palm Beach County termite control experts, can identify the termites living within your home or on your property and recommend a treatment plan to eliminate their numbers.
Both drywood and subterranean termites are present in Palm Beach County. Swarm season typically begins in February. Occasionally, spot treatments are required in isolated locations, such as behind a refrigerator in an office. Termidor® dust is used by injecting the dust into the area. Here are four signs you might see that signifies you may have a termite problem:
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Groups of winged insects or discarded wings
- Cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces
- Mud tubes on exterior walls
Living in a subterranean climate is ideal for termites, which thrive in wet, humid conditions. Palm Beach County’s slow-draining soil and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean make this area ideal for termite habitats. Of the three varieties, drywood, formosa, and subterranean, the latter cause the most extensive damage to homes and properties in the United States, with estimates of 90% of all termite damage occurring because of subterranean termites. If a home shows signs of termite damage, chances are the termites infiltrating the structure number in the millions. Apex Pest Control is able to locate and eradicate termite nests and keep termites from invading again. With proven pesticides for existing homes, Apex is able to apply the correct amount of specific chemicals in order to control the pests eating away at your home’s foundation.
Termite control and repairs cost homeowners $5 billion a year, and Apex chooses to be proactive with termite control by treating the soil at new construction sites to form a barrier of protection to stave off termite attacks. As a second layer of protection, all wood is pre-treated after the home’s framework is erected. This two-prong attack has proven exemplary for Palm Beach County termite control, and homeowners, as well as business owners, appreciate the guarantee Apex delivers with their services: $1 million in termite damage coverage for homes that are properly pre-treated and maintained by Apex and $5 million for businesses.
Read our past blogs to learn more about termites and their destructive habits, and give Apex a call at (866) 675-4070 to speak with one of our Palm Beach County termite control specialists about the ultimate termite protection plan for your home or business.