Swarming termites are usually what you’ll first notice as the true sign of a termite infestation. There are several types of termites found in Jacksonville, Florida, including subterranean and dry wood termites. The staff at our company uses up-to-date termite detection technology to pinpoint a colony’s location and eradicate it.
Local termite colonies in Jacksonville, FL, usually begin in the ground, with termites foraging via mud tubes and tunnels through wood sources. Colonies can have hundreds of thousands of termites, as well as several separate satellite colonies, that all feed on a single home or structure.
WHAT TERMITES EAT
Like ants, termites have different forms that live in what is referred to a caste system. One of the more destructive termite castes is made up of workers that perform nest maintenance and forage for food. The workers are frequently found infesting – and ingesting – wood in homes, businesses, and other structures. While they primarily like to feed on wood, workers will also eat plants at any level of decomposition. That includes:
In addition to the soldier caste, which includes insects so specialized for protecting the colony they must be fed by workers, termite colonies have a reproductive caste consisting of a king and queen. One queen produces all of the eggs for a colony and mates with the king for life. With the queen capable of laying millions of eggs a year, extermination can require multiple treatments even when using the most effective termite control techniques.
KNOW YOUR TERMITE CONTROL OPTIONS
The field of termite control and elimination in Jacksonville offers a large amount of information and treatment options. We use the latest state-of-the-art termite extermination techniques to deal with wood-destroying organisms and wood-infesting insects. Since each insect is different, we provide varying methods to get rid of termites, beetles, ants, and fungi. The approach for treating these damaging pests differs for several reasons, which include the type of insect, the makeup of your home, and the level of termite infestation.
WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL EXTERMINATOR
While there are termite control products for sale to homeowners, completely eradicating a termite infestation can be a long, complicated process. An experienced pest control company, like Knockout, is not only able to identify likely points where termites enter your home, but also has the specialized equipment necessary to provide the most effective treatment options.
CHEMICAL OR BAIT OPTIONS FOR TERMITE TREATMENT
Non-repellents such as Termidor™, Borates™, bait stations, and misting systems are all part of the arsenal we have at our disposal. Once one of our certified professionals inspects your property, we figure out the best way to confront your termite swarm or infestation.
CREATING A BARRIER AROUND YOUR HOME
Non-repellents are liquid termiticides that are applied to the soil around your structure as a barrier. Since they don’t include a repellent, termites burrow into the treated area and are killed by the chemical. This method tends to be more successful in exterminating termites in one treatment. Knockout Pest Control has completed training and been certified by Termidor in how to apply their product, which allows us to provide the best options for eliminating termite infestations and preventing them from reinfesting your home.