Effective termite treatments vary based on the type of colony that has taken up residence on your property in Bartow, FL.
Termites are pesky insects that can quickly destroy large amounts of wood. There are several types of termites: subterranean, Formosan, dampwood, and drywood. Subterranean termites live in the soil, while drywood termites actually set up their colonies and live inside pieces of wood. Subterranean colonies can house thousands of termites, while drywood colonies are typically smaller. Formosan termites are a subspecies of subterranean termites that are very destructive. Dampwood termites also don’t need access to soil to survive. All four types of termites are found throughout much of the country, but they are most common in warm climates. Here in Bartow, Florida, we experience warm temperatures throughout much of the year and very few days where the thermometer dips near freezing. Because of this climate, homes around the area are commonly affected by termites.
Effective termite treatments vary based on the type of colony that has taken up residence on your property. Repellents are used in the soil to create a barrier outside your home, while non-repellent treatments are meant to exterminate all living termites in a colony.
At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc., we offer termite treatments to customers throughout the Bartow area. We typically start by eliminating the colony and getting rid of any mud tubes that the termites use to get around. Our technicians then apply a solution that acts as a barrier against future infestations. If you would like to schedule a time for safe, fast, and effective termite treatments at your home, call us today.