Tampa Residents Could Be Attracting Termites Accidentally

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How old is your home? If it was built in the last three years, you shouldn’t have to worry about termites yet. If your home is a bit older, you might have to start considering its risk of infestation. Today we will be talking about what attracts termites and discussing DIY vs. professional termite control methods. If you are interested to learn more, keep reading. To skip straight to getting professional services, call us at EcoTech Pest Control Services. We will offer some solutions to remove these pests and keep them out for good.

How To Spot Termite Infestations Easily

Termites in Tampa do not invade homes, or at least they do not invade homes in the same way other pests might. It is next to impossible to see a termite crawling on a countertop indoors. You are more likely to see the damage these pests cause to structural wood. Damage comes from these pests constantly chewing through beams, floorboards, and other wooden structures. The most common type of termites in Tampa are subterranean termites. These pests infest water-damaged wood and live underground outside area homes. To spot an infestation early keep your eyes out for mud tubes running up your home’s exterior foundation and winged termites (swarmers) buzzing around your home’s exterior. Other signs come later and involve serious structural problems. We recommend investing in professional termite identification courtesy of EcoTech Pest Control Services. We will use advanced equipment to find these pests in and around your home.

How To Treat Termite Infestations 

There are three main ways pest control companies treat for termites: bait stations, liquid treatments, and fumigation. Bait stations lure in termites and feed them slow-acting poison. They bring this poison back to their colony and feed it to their queen and her subjects. Liquid treatments are typically injected into the ground around homes and act as an invisible barrier for subterranean termites. Finally, fumigation is used to address homes that have severe termite problems. It involves a large tent that covers the entire home and the use of a fumigant that is pumped through interior spaces. You can find out what option would be best for your property by getting in touch with our team.

How To Make Sure You Aren’t Attracting More Termites 

Two things attract termites quickly, water-damaged wood and moisture problems. If your home doesn’t currently have termites, it is your job to make sure these pests stay out. Here are a few methods our team recommends you use to avoid a future infestation.

  • Seal gaps, cracks, and holes around your home’s foundation, using a caulking gun.
  • Remove fallen trees, dead stumps, sticks, leaf piles, cardboard, newspaper, and other cellulose-based items from your property.
  • Address moisture build-up in and around your home.
  • Make sure your gutters are in good working condition.
  • Use a dehumidifier indoors.
  • Fix or replace water-damaged wood around your home.

For more help preventing termites in Tampa, involve the professionals at EcoTech Pest Control Services. Our long-term termite treatments are designed to help members of our community keep their properties termite-free. 

Termite Control In Tampa Made Simple

There is one simple way to control termites in Tampa. It involves hiring the experts at EcoTech Pest Control Services. We are not just committed to protecting you against dangerous pests, we also love helping our neighbors protect their homes against destructive insects like termites. Find out what a plan might look like for your home by talking with one of our representatives.

Reach out today to find out more about pest control in Tampa and discuss your options of treatment with one of our highly educated service representatives. Total pest freedom has never been easier.