If you’re in Volusia County and are looking for an expert in termite control who can help you get down to the facts, you have come to the right place. Termites are one of those pests that most homeowners realize are bad, but don’t know very much about. So before we dive into how to eliminate termites from your property, let’s take a step back and understand more about the pest we’re fighting against.
Termites are small bugs, often not much bigger than the size of an ant, and they live in colonies. The size of colonies can range from 60,000 individual bugs to 1,000,000. You’ve got to respect any species that feels so strongly about community! Each year, part of an existing colony gets together and decides it’s time to go off and start a new colony. Once they find a house in which to set up their new colony, it’s game time.
Termite colonies grow quickly, as the queen lays a new termite egg every three seconds or approximately 30,000 eggs per day. At that rate, it doesn’t take long for the few hundred swarming termites to multiply. But it isn’t termite reproduction that should have you worried, it’s the rate at which they eat. Termite colonies are known for having a voracious appetite. They eat, without stopping, all day every day.
After that introduction, you’re probably thinking that we’re in the termite support business rather than the termite control business. But we assure you, we know how much damage termites can do and we’re on a mission to help residents of Volusia County protect their homes, their families, and their assets from these impressive yet unwelcome pests.
If you’ve been on the fence about getting termite control, it’s probably because you have unanswered questions. Things you have been wondering, the answers to which will probably push you over the edge toward investment in professional termite control. So we’ve answered two of the most common questions that arise with our new termite control customers.
When Is The Right Time To Start?
Technically, the answer to this question is always “now.” As you read above, termites are always eating and they don’t have an off-season. Once they’ve made their way into your home there is no way, other than termite control, to put a stop to the destruction they cause. But, if you’re looking for more details, it’s important to know that in the state of Florida, termites swarm in the spring between March and May. Having this information should help you stay vigilant and keep your eyes out for the telltale signs of a termite swarm.
How Will I Know If I Need It?
Truthfully, Central Florida is the perfect climate for termites to thrive. Termites love warm, wet environments, and as you know we have that in spades. It’s safe to assume that every home in this area is susceptible to termite infestation and many more homeowners have active termite colonies than realize it. The two most recognizable signs of termite infestation are loose termite wings and termite frass. The wings are self-explanatory, but frass is a new word for most people. In short, it’s the excrement of termites and it appears like microscopic wooden balls. Its often found on window sills, door jams, and near baseboards. Once you see these signs of a termite colony you’ve passed the point of prevention. Most homeowners in our area need termite control and don’t even know it.
Why Invest In Professional Termite Control?
If the idea that there may be termites living in and eating your home wasn’t enough, we’ll add that termites do billions of dollars of damage in the United States. Imagine how much of your home termite colony can eat when there are tens or even hundreds of thousands of bugs eating all day long. By not taking action against these pests, you put your home at risk of serious damage. And while companies will be happy to sell you products at the big box stores to DIY your termite control, we assure you this is not the most effective route to getting rid of them. Our trained technicians are experienced in implementing termite control in homes safely and efficiently. Don’t put your family at risk, hire a pro.
If you ask us, there is no better place to live than right here in Volusia County. We’re surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful natural resources. But we’re also in a climate that is the most comfortable for a whole range of unwanted pests. If you live in our area and are ready to take the plunge and protect your home from unwanted termites, we can help. Call Holder Pest Control today at 386-734-4877 for a free consultation and we’ll help you take your home back from the termites.