4 SIGNS OF A TERMITE INFESTATION
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Groups of winged insects or discarded wings
- Cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces
- Mud tubes on exterior walls
The Subterranean Termite
Subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests in the United States. They cause financial and emotional damage when they demolish one of your most valuable possessions – your home.
This destruction crew lives up to ten feet underground in a colony, where they number in the hundreds of thousands. One colony can forage for food in an area the size of a football field! Their primary food source includes dead trees and brush, but once they find your home, they notify the whole clan that they’ve discovered fresh timber, making your home or business the perfect meal for a horde of termites.
Detecting an infestation of termites can be very apparent or a little tricky. If you have noticed dead termites or wing fragments in your home then you may have a problem. You also may have experienced a springtime swarm, where thousands of flying termites escape from your wall to produce another colony. Soon after they swarm, termites lose their wings and begin to mate. Further evidence to support your suspicions includes visible mud tubes or damaged wood inside or around your home. If you consistently find a little dirt or debris by a baseboard that somehow manages to reappear shortly after it is cleaned, then you could be dealing with a termite problem.
Any segment of wood that comes into contact with the soil is at high risk for termite entry. Damaged wood will produce a dull sound when gently tapped with a screwdriver or hammer. Don’t storm around your property banging holes in the walls looking for an infestation. Instead, call your local Apex technician. We’ll discover the problem without damaging to your home.
We have the most advanced tools at our disposal. Not only do we know what to look for, but we’ll do a thorough inspection by looking in your attic, under the crawl space of your house, and areas that are conducive to termite activity. We use moisture meters to detect unusual moisture in walls, Borescopes to look inside walls, and even FLIR-infrared cameras to see through your walls if necessary.
Apex takes expert care to unearth these subterranean pests. With one of our free same-day inspections, we will identify the problem and formulate a treatment plan, using state-of-the-art equipment, to permanently eradicate this horde of home wreckers.
Apex Pest Solutions provides a variety of services including pest control, termite control and lawn care to many locations throughout Florida. We serve over 30 counties in and around the following areas: Orlando, Tampa, Brevard County, Jacksonville, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County and Broward County.
Contact Apex Pest Control for top-notch termite control services today by filling out our contact form or calling 800-891-6031.