Drywood Termite Control

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Drywood Termites thrive in warm-weather like we have here in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties in Florida. Drywood Termites establish small, but destructive colonies within dry, sound wood. This wood provides their colonies with all the moisture they need. It is common to find multiple Drywood Termite colonies within the same wooden structure.

What Structures Are At Risk?

Drywood Termite infestations can occur where ever isolated pieces of dry, sound wood exist. This typically includes the structural timbers in buildings, furniture, flooring, trim wood, window frames, picture frames, doors, door frames, cabinets, etc.

Are all areas of Florida at Risk?

These termites can be found throughout most of Florida.  Drywood termites are very common in Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.  They can be found everywhere from St. Petersburg to Tampa.

Will I Know If I Have Drywood Termites?

drywood termite fecal pelletsThe surest signs of Drywood Termites in a structure are the presence of swarming Drywood Termites and/or hard, elongated-oval fecal pellets.  See the photo to know what these pellets might look like.

How Are Drywood Termites Typically Controlled?

If detected in the early stages with infestation and damage localized, a Drywood Termite colony may be controlled by removing the damaged wood and termite colony and replacing the wood.

If past that stage or if not practical to do, than localized treatments for Drywood Termites include directly treating the infested wood and/or damage, registered products are applied by brushing and/or spraying product onto the wood surface and/or injecting product into the damage.  The most popular products used in the Greater Tampa Bay Area for Drywood Termites are Bora-Care and Termidor Dry. 

Exterminating Dry Wood Termites in Florida

If a Drywood Termite infestation is suspected in your home or business, a thorough examination of the structure should be conducted by ALTERNATIVE PEST MANAGEMENT. The results of the inspection will dictate the best treatment option/s as no single control method is best for all situations. We have been exterminating drywood termites in Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus and Hernando Counties for many years.

The State of Florida, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has a publication called “Consumer Information on Drywood Termites”

Have us Inspect your Drywood Problem

If you think you have a Drywood Termite problem in your Tampa Bay home, you should contact us for a quote.

Get a free quote from Alternative Pest Management today or call us at 727-478-2834.

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