dry wood termites
I have had the opportunity to provide my services to many home and business owners, primarily using tentless termite treatments. Two types of termites plague wooden structures here in Tampa Bay: subterranean and dry wood.
Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control have a variety of treatment solutions to exterminate these pests.
Subterranean – These ground-dwellers face certain death when we dig 4”x6” trenches around homes and structures, and we apply one of three products that the termites carry back to their colonies and spread to their peers. This method is proven effective to transfer the insecticide to the colonies, or render their jaws paralyzed so they are unable to eat and survive.
Monitoring stations are very effective observation tools, which allow us to check for further termite activity or re-infestation. These stations are checked every three months, as a means of keeping your home or office termite-free.
Dry Wood – These are a bit more challenging to control. Often, I see massive swarms of termites, especially in older neighborhoods, where they can appear like a cloud. You can tell a home is infested with dry wood termites when it is wrapped up like a Christmas present, tented for noxious gases to penetrate cracks, crevices and places standard treatments do not cover.
The issue with tented termite treatments is the short-term effectiveness. There is also the need for you to remove yourselves, your family, pets, food, medication and cosmetics for a minimum of 72 hours. When you can safely re-enter your home, so can the termites.
Tentless termite treatments are more effective, because the high pressure foam used penetrates the wood, lasting a much longer term. In most cases, all bare wood can be treated, including attics, cabinets, walls, doors, crawl spaces, and porches.
If you’ve got a problem with subterranean or dry wood termites…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! I am the tentless termite terminator in Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and beyond!
PS: And remember… “As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”
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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!
PSS: Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!