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Two Types of Termites Infest Homes in Pinellas County, FL

As owner of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, I have experienced two types of termite infestations in Pinellas County. These wood-destroying devils are detrimental to your home and adjacent structures, silently devouring wood and stucco, leaving subtle hints of their presence, while costing you dearly.

Dry Wood Termites feast on dry wood. They can survive and thrive on the minimal amounts of moisture in dry wood for periods of time that can span years.

Signs you may have dry wood termites include tiny wings that have fallen from older termites (five years-old) littering your home; and trails or piles of what appear to be coffee grounds of a lighter color, indicative of termite waste.

Subterranean Termites are ground dwellers, and can be found in mulch, dirt and mud around the home. These termites come from colonies as large as 60,000 to several million. They are usually found in early spring, between mid-January and mid-March, and usually earlier in the day, 10 AM – 2 PM. They love temps that rise to or linger at or above 70 degrees; and they are partial to humid climates and moisture, which is why rain and dewfall can be factors to infestations under a house, in walls and even in stucco.

Subterranean termites resemble small white worms or maggots; they are winged, ant-like insects; and they appear in swarms that can look like a cloud of smoke.

If you’ve got a problem with dry wood or subterranean termites in Pinellas County, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.498.1977. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!

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Tentless Termite Treatments in Hillsborough

Our primary goal at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control is to create a safe, pest-free environment, protecting your family, as well as your most important investment: your home. TENTLESS TERMITE treatments in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties in Florida is our specialty, and we have 30 years of experience in the industry to prove it!

Tenting a home for fumigation and/or applications of intense heat to eliminate termites is not cheap or convenient and it is only good for existing termites, not for future infestations. It requires the occupants leave the premises for a minimum of 72 hours, as well as remove all pets, plants, food, medicine, and cosmetics before treatment processes can even begin.

Furthermore, if you have a gas stove or fireplace, the natural gas must be shut-off for the duration of the tenting, and all pilot lights must be extinguished…just another inconvenience.

TENTLESS TERMITE treatments are preferred by homeowners in greater Tampa Bay, because they are much more cost-effective, less toxic to your home environment; and your family, pets and plants can safely remain in your residence while treatments are applied.

A special liquid insecticide is sprayed into walls, behind cabinets, and into cracks and crevices leading to dry wood surfaces throughout the interior and exterior of your home that smokey brown termites devour. The termites carry the insecticide back to their colonies where they all die. Moreover, the insecticide remains and soaks into the wood structures to inhibit the return of these destructive, wood-loving bugs for an extended period of time.

For subterranean (ground-dwelling) termites, an insecticide is sprayed along the ground surrounding your home, which the little critters will carry back to their colonies, rendering certain death to what can be hundreds of thousands of inhabitants.

If you’ve got a problem with termites, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727-498-1977, and ask for Coby. He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

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Signs of Termites in Cabinets in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties | Florida

Have you recently purchased a new home with a beautiful kitchen, or remodeled your outdated kitchen or office to include new cabinets? If so, there is something Coby McConnell, owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, thinks you should know.

In this day and age, many cabinets purchased in the United States are actually manufactured overseas and are shipped to America for use in new residential and commercial construction, as well as in remodeling projects. With all of the new homes and offices being built in Pinellas and Pasco counties, it is highly-likely there may be a hidden problem of which you should be aware.

Many new cabinets being built overseas and are constructed using 9-ply wood that is often infested with termites. These termites can lay dormant within the wood of these cabinets for a number of years before emerging to devour their surroundings… your once “perfect” cabinetry.

One sign there may be termites in cabinets in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties in Florida includes the visible appearance of termite “frass”, or excrement, that looks like dirt or sawdust. If there is no reason for there to be dirt or sawdust in or around your cabinets, this should immediately throw-up a red flag. It is probably termite poop.

Another sign: Termites look a lot like ants, but you can distinguish between the two based on their physical appearance. Ants have three sections to their bodies and termites only have two.

Now that you know what to look for, don’t let these destructive pests be the end of your beautiful cabinets!  Coby has the remedies to rid and protect your home, office and cabinets from the dangers of termites.

If you’ve got a problem with termites, ants, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!