Termite Control in Melbourne, FL
Termite destruction in the United States is more costly than windstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined—with annual damages costing around $2 billion annually. It isn’t unusual for Melbourne homeowners affected by termites to have thousands of dollars in repair bills.
If you suspect you have a termite infestation, contact us by filling out the form to your right or calling us at 321-329-9500 for rapid response.
Sneaky Invaders: Termites
Termites love to nibble away at the insides of homes in secret, often feasting on important structural parts while remaining virtually invisible.
Over time, this unnoticed nibble can destroy your home, with this destructive pest thriving in Melbourne. So, watch for signs of termite damage, which can include seeing swarms, finding shed wings they’ve left behind, or mud tubes near your home—and, of course, the havoc they can wreak on your home.
Termite Pest Control Plan
We start with a comprehensive termite inspection, creating a complete report about what we’ve found. Then, we recommend a fully customized treatment plan that’s safe for you, your family, and pets, as well as right for your budget.
Termite treatment levels of choice include:
- Premise. This is our most economical option.
- Termidor. This treatment plan provides longer, more extended termite protection.
- Altriset. This is our greenest treatment for your Melbourne home.
Proactive Prevention Plan
At Turner Pest Control, we believe in protecting your Melbourne home by preventing infestations before they even have a chance to settle in. How? We treat the soil around your house, as well as termite-friendly areas, such as around pipe penetrations and bath traps.
Why do we do this? Spot treatments for termite control are not enough. It’s not a comprehensive termite extermination plan. We pay attention to these areas and more to provide you with complete protection.
Melbourne Termite Extermination
We treat cracks in your foundation, even incredibly small ones as tiny as 1/32 of an inch, because termites can fit through them as they travel into your home.
Plumbing entry points are important to treat because, when pouring concrete, builders can use wood forms that are ideal nesting sites and feeding spots for termites if the forms aren’t removed during the construction process.
We go after termites in above-slab patios and room additions, places where termites can live without being detected. That’s because, depending upon the construction method of your Melbourne home, you may have soil levels that are higher than desirable. In effect, this creates a direct on-ramp for termites from the soil into your home.
To address infestations, we use soil treatments rather than bait systems, because we want to eradicate termites and their colonies before they ever have a chance to gain a foothold in your home. Plus, soil treatments are ten times faster than baiting techniques, getting rid of those nasty critters much more quickly.
Melbourne Termite Types
Here are two types that may swarm your home:
- Formosan termites: These are the most aggressive termite species in the United States, by far, and they’re heavily prevalent in Florida. Yucky but true: Some colonies have more than one million swarming members.
- Eastern subterranean termites: Yes, they’re less aggressive and destructive than the Formosan but, because they are so widespread, they cause more overall damage.
Here are a couple more things to consider. Many types of termites love wet wood, which is what we often have in humid Florida. Plus, if you see just a few termites, know there are plenty more nearby. They live in colonies, with queen termites continually producing eggs during a lifespan that can go up to 50 years.
Professional Melbourne Termite Extermination Services
Yes, there are DIY products on the market but, because termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a single home, it’s not a good idea to tackle infestations yourself. Professional pest control technicians, like our experienced team, have access to the latest, most effective products, and the training to apply them properly.
Termite control experts at Turner Pest Control know where to look for hidden termites, and how to identify the types of infestation you have, and they use a combination of methods to eradicate them from your Melbourne home.
We offer a no-obligation inspection at zero cost to you! Fill out the form to your right or call us at 321-329-9500.