Jul 192011

As their name suggests, the Western Subterranean Termite is the most common termite for the western part of the United States. This means they are not likely to be found in our area. However, Pest Control of Tampa technicians maintain knowledge of pests throughout the United States. This allows them to be prepared when/if a foreign pest is introduced to the Tampa area.

Tampa Pest Control: Western Subterranean Termites

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If you know or suspect subterranean termites are on your property just call (813) 775-4158 today!

This termite species usually builds its colony underground just below the frost line yet still above the water table.

Western Subterranean Termites enter homes by squeezing through the cracks found in foundations or other building materials. In fact, they can squeeze through cracks as small 1/16 of an inch wide.

Their food of choice is the cellulose part of wood which is found in walls, floors, dressers, tables, etc. Their damage is normally found on the first floor of the home and in the basement. One can find evidence of them in their tunnels and in their swarming behavior.

Pest Control of Tampa provides both termite removal and termite prevention. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home!


Jul 192011

Pest Control of Tampa is your local authority on getting rid of termite problems in both your home and business. Once we identify the type of termite which has invaded your home we will have one of our professional Pest Control of Tampa Termite Specialists develop a plan to rid your home or office of these damaging pests.

Tampa Termite Control: Formosan Subterranean Termites

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The Formosan Subterranean Termite is generally found in the warmer southern areas of the United States in addition to Hawaii. Because of its ability to consume a vast amount of wood in a short amount of time, this type of termite has earned the nickname “the super termite.” In fact, a health adult colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. In addition, the queen of the colony can lay up to 1300 termite eggs a day. Because of this, the Formosan Subterranean Termite can cause the highest amount of property damage of all the termite species in the United States.

These termites don’t just stick to wood, either. They have been known to eat wood, plaster, plastic, and even metal. A tell-tale sign of a Formosan Subterranean Termite infestation is in the bulging of your walls. This is caused as the termites not only eat the walls, but they create tunnels made of their saliva and feces. When you see this bulging time is of the essence and you need to get a professional to come take care of your problem before the colony eats you out of house and home, literally!

Pest Control of Tampa provides both termite removal and termite prevention in the Tampa, Florida area. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home from termites!

Jul 192011

Pest Control of Tampa can get rid of your termite problems. As your local termite exterminator, we are able to identify the type of termites you are dealing with then quickly and efficiently get rid of them.

Tampa Termite Control: Eastern Subterranean Termites

eastern-subterranean-termites tampa floridaThe most common type of termite in North America is a soil feeding termite which is also know as the subterranean termite. This type of termite is know to feed on cotton, paper, wood, bush and tree roots. They especially enjoy the cellulose part of wood and will devour anything in their path that contains it.

Eastern Subterranean Termites can develop colonies with up to 5 million termites in number. However, the average is closer to the 30-40 thousand range. Eastern Subterranean Termites have what is called a swarm intelligence which means that they act and they move as if they were one entity. It is not uncommon for an Eastern Subterranean Termite colony to live for up to 30 years.

These termites can be found throughout a building whether it be the rafters of the attic or the foundation in the basement. They are found by looking for their mid tubes or by finding the . Sometimes you may even find the wings of the kings and queens of the colony lying around. You need to be on the watch for their tunnels and tubes as the swarms are not generally easy to see. This means that many homes are being destroyed without the owners even realizing it.

Pest Control of Tampa provides both termite removal and termite prevention to the Tampa, Florida area. Call us today to find out how you can protect your home!

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