Targeted Termite Control Services in South Florida
Drywood termites are systematic destroyers. They have a rigid caste system with workers that can devour your home from the inside out.
It all begins when male and female swarmers fly away from an established colony in search of a new home to start another colony. Once a male and female find a small opening in wood, they break off their wings and enter. Of course, because there are many male-female pairs in a swarm, more than one colony could infest your home.
The pair seals the opening and mates within the wood. Soon, the queen's eggs hatch. The offspring make up workers, which do the work of the colony. As workers, they will tend to the young and go to great lengths in search of food for the colony – even if that means devouring the wood of your precious home.
Some of the offspring become soldiers, protecting the colony from invasion by other insects. Others mature into adult reproducers, eventually forming their own colonies.
If you live in coastal regions, the potential danger of drywood termite infestation must be taken seriously. Even if you haven't yet discovered any external signs of damage, drywood termites could still be systematically tunneling through the wood in your home. An experienced PCO (pest control operator) can give your home a thorough investigation from attic to foundation. The PCO will identify evidence of any previous treatments or infestations. He'll also determine whether your house is sheltering any wood-destroying pests and whether they've already caused any damage.
Here Are Some Common Questions About Termites
Q: Do termites only attack old, run-down buildings?
A: Termites have been found in buildings as early as four days after construction. Any building built of wood is susceptible to termite infestation.
Q: Are there different types of termites?
A: 2,300 different species of termites have been found worldwide. Forty-five of those species are in the U.S.
Q: If I've never seen evidence of termites or other wood-destroying insects, does this mean my home is free from these types of pests?
A: Not necessarily. These pests work from the inside out and are extremely difficult to detect.
Treating wood with TIM-BOR® turns it into an insecticide, so when pests bite, the wood bites back. EPA registered TIM-BOR® protects and preserves wood from termites, beetles, carpenter ants and fungi. When your goal is to protect and preserve wood, it makes sense to treat the wood. TIM-BOR® isn't applied to the soil or the air. It is applied as a solution directly to the wood. There, it diffuses throughout the wood fibers, turning wood into the bait that kills the pests.
TIM-BOR® is suitable for all wood that is not in contact with the ground and not exposed to rain. Applications can be made to wood in attics and walls; around windows, floors and subfloors; on joists, sill plates, etc. TIM-BOR® will not affect gluing, painting or sealing the wood after the treatment. TIM-BOR® protects and preserves the wood permanently.
Krypton Pest Control Co. uses the Hex-Pro Termite Baiting System to control termites with an odorless, less-invasive, targeted approach. This system provides an environmentally sensible solution with a minimal amount of termite bait. It has low impact on human health; low toxicity to birds, fish and plants; and low potential for groundwater contamination when used according to label instructions. This requires no drilling in floors or trenching around the house. It is a high-quality product from Dow AgroSciences.
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