It’s your home: only the very best protection from termite damage will do.
By the time the full extent of termite damage is discovered, repairing it may cost thousands of dollars and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t always cover it. You can protect your investment in your home with expert termite extermination from Turner Pest Control.
The majority of termites in the U.S. fall into one of these categories: drywood, dampwood, and subterranean.
The greatest threat in Jacksonville comes from Formosan termites, a subterranean species. These termites pose a serious threat to homes due to the size of their colonies, which can contain several million individuals that have an extensive foraging range.
Termites can do thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Our comprehensive termite protection wipes out existing colonies and prevents future infestations.
We treat under patios, inside pipes, inside blocks, and anywhere else termites hide
We offer economic Premise treatment, high-tech Termidor, and environmentally friendly Altriset
Protect your home with one of our termite warranties to bridge the homeowner’s insurance gap
Our green treatments are so safe that no warning labels or first-aid instructions are needed
Since Formosan subterranean termites are such a danger to Jacksonville homes, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs that they may be present. These include:
There’s no 100-percent effective way to keep every termite individual away, but there are many steps you can take to greatly reduce the chances that termites will set up housekeeping in your Jacksonville home. Here’s what you can do to deprive them of the things they need:
Turner Pest Control’s comprehensive termite extermination service begins with a complete inspection of your home. We prepare a report on our findings and recommend a customized treatment plan. You can choose from three treatment levels:
We also offer our premium Termidor HP high-tech solution that allows us to treat your home with little disruption to patios, pool decks, or landscaping. Termidor HP provides exceptional termite extermination and prevention.
No matter which type of treatment you select, we thoroughly protect your home with a perimeter treatment that includes every spot where termites can get in or cause damage, including behind brick, inside blocks, at pipe penetrations, between adjoining slabs, under patios, and much more. We also treat cracks in your foundation, no matter how small, to eliminate the pathways termites can use to get inside your home.
Termite are small, soft-bodied insects that live in large colonies and feed on wood, including timber and the wood in structures. The three major types are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. As their names imply, subterranean termites usually live in soil; drywood termites prefer very dry wood; and dampwood termites prefer wet wood, such as in forested areas.
Turner does not offer a warranty on drywood termites, but we can spot-treat them. If you have a severe drywood termite problem, we will refer you to drywood termite treatment professionals.
The presence of termites alone is not a definitive indicator of whether damage has been done. Determining if your home has been damaged requires an inspection. If you suspect you have termites, Turner offers a free, no-obligation inspection.
It’s easy to mistake termites for flying ants. Both have four wings, but termite wings are uniform in size while flying ants have larger wings in the front. Generally, termites range from ¼ to ½ an inch long and are pale in color.
Each species has its own swarming season, but in general, spring is primetime for termites. Formosan subterranean termites, the most destructive type, are seen in spring and swarm at night. Contact us immediately if you notice swarming termites.
Termites do billions of dollars’ worth of damage in the U.S. every year. They eat nonstop, around the clock, so large populations can quickly damage wood and threaten the integrity of your home’s structure. The good news is that Turner’s comprehensive termite control services can take care of existing colonies and prevent their return.
The key to termite prevention is reducing or getting rid of the moisture that termites need. Take steps to reduce the humidity levels in your crawl space and attic; divert water away from your home’s foundations with gutters; and fix leaks coming from pipes, faucets, and your outdoor AC unit. You should also get rid of roots or tree trunks, wood stakes, or old form boards that are close to your home. Regularly inspect your home’s foundations for termite damage signs.
This is one area of pest control that homeowners should not attempt on their own. Licensed pest control professionals have the experience, extensive training, technology and products required to effectively control termites populations and protect your home.
We do not do WDOs. These are typically done by home inspectors.
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