Asian Subterranean Termite in South Florida
Asian subterranean termite is a severely occurring termite pest in South Florida. It can cause extensive damage to your house and it thrives in the tropical climate of South Florida. The status of their infestation, damage caused, and treatment options are discussed below:
The problem of infestation by Asian subterranean termite is a major problem faced by South Florida. There has been an increase of 30% in infestation caused by Asian subterranean termites in South Florida. These termites do not have any natural enemies and hence they have to be exterminated for complete resolution of the problems caused by them. a typical colony of these termites can house millions of termites. They can infest your wooden furniture and also burrow up through buildings. They are also known to cause damage to and disintegrate concrete. Studies have estimated that at the current growth rate, nearly half of the buildings from Keys to Palm Beach County will be at risk for infestation by these termites.
Dangers Posed by Subterranean Termites
You should keep checking for any signs and symptoms related to infestation by subterranean termites. If you observe signs like scattered wings, bugs flying near light sources, mud tubes near foundation, etc., then these can be warning signs for termite infestation. You should act quickly and seek professional help. Termite damage manifests itself gradually over time, but can result in serious damages which may cost you thousands of dollars. To put things into perspective, the size of termite extermination industry is likely to be in the range of $50-100 million only in South Florida. This further establishes the fact that infestation by Asian subterranean termite is a serious problem in South Florida.
Early identification of infestation by Asian subterranean termites is the key for effective treatment. The treatment can include different options like tenting for dry wood termites, spraying of insecticides, and placing baits around the building perimeter. Tenting will cost you nearly $1000-$4000, depending upon the size of your home. The bait system is a more effective and permanent solution which uses putting plastic tubes into the ground around the house and filling it with Sentricon bait. It will take 1-2 months for the termite colony to be completely destroyed through this process. Once you come across symptoms of termite infestation, you should immediately seek support from a professional pest control company like Toro Pest. They are SNETRICON certified specialists and offer you a completely free inspection for assessing the nature and extent of problem and the treatment required.
Worried About Termite Damage? You Should be.
Usually you don’t see termites or the damages they cause until it’s too late. In fact, the annual cost of termite damage to buildings in the US is more than $5 billion- greater than that of fires, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.
How The Sentricon® System Works
The Sentricon System starts protecting your property the minute it is installed. Termites are attracted to the bait and once consumed, lose the ability to eat, breed and survive. The end result is the complete elimination of the colony, including the queen!
What type of Termite is the Sentricon System designed for?
Asian, Formosan and Eastern Subterranean Termites.
Sentricon® Termite Baiting System:
- Stations are installed in the ground around the perimeter of your structure.
Once in the ground, there is only a service cover visible; the stations require a special key to open them. Because of our Always Active™ technology, the Recruit HD termite bait will begin to work right away.
- Termites Eat the Bait and Share with the complete Colony
Termites prefer the bait used in Dow AgroSciences®Sentricon®Termite Baiting System stations 10 times more than wood. Noviflumuron, the active ingredient, is shared within the colony.
- Your Property is Protected from Termites 24/7 – 365
By keeping Dow AgroSciences®Sentricon® Termite Baiting System stations in place around the perimeter of your property, your property will have ongoing protection from any current or future termite infestations.
The Benefits of Sentricon® Termite Baiting Systems:
- Environmentally responsible. Has little or no impact on human health, low toxicity to birds, fish, and plants; and little potential for groundwater contamination.
- Once installed, it creates a barrier around your property so that termites take the bait back to their colony and keep them away from your structure.
- Eliminates entire termite colonies, including the queen.
- The Latest technology in Termite Colony Elimination.
- There no drilling into slab and no trenches.
- Total peace of mind with year around termite protection.
- TORO’s Board Certified Entomologist Certified Trained Technicians which specialize in Termite Baiting Technology will provide you with the results you can count on.
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