It’s your home: only the very best protection from termite damage will do.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Here are two types that may swarm your home:
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.
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
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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