West Palm Beach Termite Prevention
Termites are found throughout the United States, but they’re particularly common in Florida. That’s because they love the hot, humid weather found in the state, just like people do. The year-round warm weather means termites can be active all year long. West Palm Beach termite prevention professionals are active year-round, too.
If you’ve ever seen the damage done by termites, you know why they’re a problem. Termites feast on wood, and they can cause a lot of damage to homes. Every year, 600,000 American homes are infested by termites. An infestation could happen to anyone. That’s why local homeowners turn to the West Palm Beach termite prevention professionals at Apex Pest Control.
Twenty-one termite species call the Sunshine State their home. A handful of these species are considered pests, and they could move into your home. The West Palm Beach termite prevention experts at Apex Pest Control regularly encounter common species of termites.
- Eastern Subterranean Termites: They’re the most common termites in the United States, and they’re serious economic pests. In high activity areas like South Florida, as many as one in five homes have been or will be attacked by these pests. A single colony can contain as many as several million termites. Since they live underground, they can sneak into homes undetected.
- Formosan Subterranean Termites: Native to China, these invasive termites are the most destructive timber pests in America. They’re well-established throughout the South, including in Florida. Like the native subterranean termites, they live underground and sneak into homes. In a few months, they can cause severe structural damage.
- West Indian Drywood Termites: Drywood termites infest dry wood, and they don’t need contact with soil. These invasive pests are found in much of Florida, but they’re more common the further south you go. They’re more concentrated in older buildings along the coast.
- Florida Dampwood Termites: Florida dampwood termites are common in urban areas along the coasts. They’re moisture-seeking insects and can be found living in water-damaged wood. Homes that have been damaged by roof leaks or other water damage are inviting to these termites.
Apex Pest Control has been protecting Florida homes from termites since 1985. Our highly trained technicians turn to innovative technology and years of experience to battle termites. Whether you already have a termite infestation, need an inspection to be sure, or want to prevent a termite infestation, we can help.
With help from the West Palm Beach termite prevention experts at Apex Pest Control, you can protect your home from destructive termites. For a free, no-obligation quote, you can contact us anytime at (866) 675-4070.