Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, blues skies, and gorgeous weather. But did you know Florida’s fabulous climate is also ideal for termites? Yup, that’s right! The warm, balmy weather is not only perfect for beachgoers but for termites as well! But don’t worry— Good News Pest Solutions formerly Macy's Termite & Pest Control is here to help you eliminate and prevent these destructive critters from your home.
Florida Has Two Main Types of Termites
Florida’s two types of termites are known as: Subterranean and Drywood.
Subterranean termites live under the soil and are quite industrious creatures. They dig through the soil looking for food and can enter buildings through very small cracks in the slab and foundation of your home. Once they locate food, a tree stump or your home, they make a feeding trail back to their home or colony. Subterranean termites cause over 80% of the $5 Billion in annual termite damage, more than floods and fires combined.
Drywood are swarming termites that live and feed in dry wood and do not come into contact with soil. They can swarm over a building and enter it through unscreened soffit vents or gable and ridge vents. They can also enter through small cracks and crevices around the exterior of the building. Once they establish a colony in one part of a building, they can then swarm into other parts of the building. And just to let you know, swarming season is upon us!
These different types of termites require different treatment approaches. For subterranean termites, we have the newest leading green treatment option—Altriset®. Altriset® is the latest and greatest in termiticide science! It is placed around the perimeter of your home to help eliminate the termites. It does so by targeting and paralyzing the mouths of termites to stop them from feeding within hours! The Altriset® is carried back into the colony by the termites and spreads to the others. Your home is termite-free within three months and fully protected for years to come. Pretty cool science, huh? We think so! And it doesn’t even say CAUTION on the label (but your sunscreen does).
For drywood termites, we have enjoyed great success at controlling them with our exclusive Termi-Shield treatment process. This is also a liquid treatment and is good for localized infestations.
Many customers prefer the Termi-Shield treatment because of the convenience of not having to leave their home during the process as is the case during “tent” fumigation. You don’t have to think about bagging your foods and risk potential damage to pool cages, adjacent plants or roof tiles. “Tent” fumigation is still necessary for larger, more wide-spread infestations, and we provide that treatment option as well!
The bottom line with either kind of termite is they are relentless and need to be stopped! And that’s what we do best at Good News ! We provide you with superior pest control methods while being mindful of your health and the environment. We are striving to be the best pest control leader in all things