When you live in a damp and humid climate like Davenport, termite damage is a common problem.
If you’ve ever dealt with a termite infestation, you can attest to the frustration that these pesky creatures can cause. When you live in a damp and humid climate, such as what we have here in Davenport, Florida, termite damage is a common problem. Although termites are common this area, signs of an infestation are always cause for concern. Termites can cause significant damage in a short period of time, and many homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover the repairs. You could also put yourself and your family at risk because a termite infestation can compromise the structural integrity of your home.
Termites typically feed on wood, which means that any building with a wood frame is at risk for termite damage. However, even steel buildings are at risk because termites can feed on cabinetry, flooring materials, drywall, plaster, siding, and other building materials. It’s not always easy to spot termites, especially the subterranean termites that are more prevalent in Florida. These pests live underground and move through mud tunnels to get to food and water sources. You might notice piles of wings on the windowsills of your home, which is a sign that termites are living nearby, or you could even see the mud tunnels around the exterior of your home.
As soon as you spot a sign of termite damage, contact us at Waters Pest Control. We’ll send an exterminator to your property right away to assess the colony and figure out the best plan to remove them completely. We often use Termidor, an effective treatment that bonds to the soil to trap and kill the termites as they try to come back to your home.