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Three Things Everyone In Tampa Should Know About Termites

March 30, 2023 - Termites

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How educated are you about local pest problems? If you have done any sort of research, you might know that termites are a big threat to your home. Seeing that you are here today, we are going to assume that you are not yet an expert on these pests! To help you become more educated, here are three things every Tampa homeowner should know about termites including how to get these pests off your property. Contact EcoSmart Pest Solutions if you know enough about termites to understand that professional pest control in Tampa is the best way to deal with these pests. We will help you assess your risk of infestation and deal with any active termites that are damaging your home and property.

How To Identify Termite Activity

The first thing you should know about termites is how to identify an active infestation inside your home. Sometimes this is easy. If a termite nest in your Tampa home has been around for long enough, you will notice clear signs of moisture and structural damage. This includes sagging floors, buckling beams, visible galleys in structural wood, and moisture spots on floors, walls, and ceilings. Some early signs of termites include mud tubes crawling up your home’s exterior and swarmers buzzing around windows. To make sure your home does not have an active infestation, schedule it for a WDI (wood-destroying insect) report. We offer this as a yearly service for locals who want to spot destructive insects before serious damage occurs inside their homes. All you have to do is give us a call and make an appointment.

Three Problems Termites Cause In Tampa

The second thing you should know about termites is the three problems these pests cause. Let’s start with the most obvious; termites cost people money. These pests cost homeowners across America billions of dollars each year. That’s right, billions. A large amount of this cost involves home repairs. The second problem that goes hand in hand with termites is property damage. These pests damage structural wood unlike any other pests on the planet. Although the process of damaging a home takes time, these pests are able to cause extensive structural problems with their slow and quiet approach. The final problem termites cause is a bit rare and is only present with drywood termites. These pests push their dry fecal matter out of the holes they chew through homes. These droppings can act as allergens for people with asthma and other respiratory problems. 

Termite Prevention Tips Worth Trying

The third thing you should know about termites is how to control these pests. This comes in two parts, DIY prevention, and professional services. Let’s start with methods that our experts recommend you use to reduce your chances of finding termites in your home. 

  • Identify and seal holes, cracks, and gaps around your home’s exterior foundation. 
  • Make sure your windows and doors are in good working condition and that they are installed properly.
  • Remove sticks, leaves, wet cardboard, newspaper, untreated lumber, fallen trees, and dead stumps from your yard.
  • Eliminate sources of water build-up after it rains, and address conditions that allow for puddling.
  • Repair leaking pipes and fixtures in and around your home.
  • Address damage to your home’s gutters and make sure they are properly cleaned.

If you do not have time to put in place these natural deterrents, consider getting our team involved. We offer many amazing year-round solutions to control all types of termites that want to chew through your home.

Guide To Buying Termite Control In Tampa

There are lots of options for termite control in Tampa. With so many pest control companies to choose from, it can be hard to find one that will properly meet your needs. Even though we would love it if you chose us, it doesn’t hurt to shop around. That said, if you do choose us, we will do everything in our power to provide the best pest control possible. Our team goes above and beyond to provide unmatched customer service and advanced pest control treatments for a wide range of annoying, destructive, and/or dangerous invasive species. We also regularly provide articles like this one to help members of our community understand the pests that might cause trouble inside their homes.

Get in touch with our team at EcoSmart Pest Solutions now to better understand your options for pest control and find a long-term option to get rid of termites in your Tampa home.

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