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A COMPLETE INSPECTION
Our expert technicians know just where termites hide in your St. Petersburg home. We inspect both the interior and exterior for signs of termite activity.
A CUSTOMIZED PLAN
Based on what we find during our inspection, we create a termite extermination plan that’s tailored to your unique needs.
EXPERT TERMITE SERVICE
Our up-to-the-minute training and technology ensures that your termite control service is the safest, most effective, and longest-lasting treatment available.
These stealthy invaders love to feast on your home’s structure in secret. And, while one or two bites won’t do serious damage, once termites find a great source of wood, they’ll keep on eating. They’re nearly invisible as they go about their destructive work—and can ultimately destroy a home.
In your St. Petersburg home, watch for signs of termites. If there is already a significant infestation, you may see swarms of them. But, it’s possible to have large numbers of termites without ever seeing a swarm. So, also look for wings they’ve shed and left behind, or mud tubes near your home. If you close up the mud tubes and they come back, that’s a pretty sure sign of a termite infestation. Or, you may only notice the damage they’ve done, and are continuing to do, on your home.
Two of the most common termite types in Florida are the Formosan termites and the Eastern subterranean ones. The first kind are, by far, the most aggressive termite species in our country—and, unfortunately, they love living in Florida. Just one colony could have more than one million members. Seriously.
The second type, the Eastern subterranean termites, are less aggressive than their Formosan relatives, which is a good thing. But, because they’re so prevalent, they cause even more damage, overall.
Numerous termite species love the wet wood found in humid Florida. So, if you see a few termites in your St. Petersburg home, you’ve probably got a whole lot more. Termites live in colonies with queens, with termite queens continuing to lay eggs throughout their lifetimes—which can be up to 50 years.
If you’re in need of Florida termite control services, here’s an overview of what we do; we:
We believe in preventing infestations from ever settling in your home. This involves treating the soil around your home, along with areas in your house that are especially termite friendly, including bath traps and pipe penetrations.
The reality is that spot treatments are not enough for effective termite control. That’s why we offer a comprehensive termite extermination plan to provide you with complete protection.
Termites are crafty creatures, able to slip into your home in cracks as tiny as 1/32 of an inch. So, we treat foundation cracks, including incredibly small ones that termites can nevertheless fit through.
Plumbing entry points are also vulnerable spots. That’s because builders may use wood forms when pouring concrete, and this creates an ideal feeling spot for termites if the wood is left behind. Termites often lurk in room additions and above-slab patios because, there, soil levels may be higher. This means that, unintentionally, a direct on-ramp has been created that termites can use.
In that case, we treat the soil, rather than using bait systems. That’s because we want to eradicate termite colonies before they enter your home. Another benefit of soil treatments: they work about ten times more quickly than baiting, speeding up the process of getting rid of these nasty pests.
The cost of termite damage can run into the thousands of dollars. Turner Pest Control offers St. Petersburg homeowners comprehensive termite protection that eradicates existing colonies and prevents new 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. Subterranean termites are especially destructive, since they form massive colonies that can do damage quickly.
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 in the St. Petersburg area.
The presence of termites alone is not a definitive indicator of whether damage has been done to your St. Petersburg home. 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 around your St. Petersburg property.
Termites do billions of dollars’ worth of damage in the U.S. every year and can cost homeowners many thousands of dollars in repair costs. Termites 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 them from returning to your St. Petersburg home.
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. For the most effective termite control, contact us when you see any signs of termite activity.
We do not do WDOs. These are typically done by home inspectors.
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