Drywood termites are located throughout the state of Florida, infesting the structural dry wood members of structures that are under construction and/or already built. Drywood termites are social insects that live in colonies. They are usually pale brown color and have soft bodies with a cylindrical shape. Swarming drywood termites have four equal size wings that extend beyond the body. The colonies are composed of kings, queens and soldiers. There is no worker caste as in subterranean termite colonies. Unlike Subterranean termites, Drywoods are not dependent on the soil or "damp" wood in a structure as starting points for infestations. They Obtain water as byproduct of digesting cellulose. They build their nests directly in dry, wall studs, floor joists, trim work, and other wood components. Although the Subterranean termite is more widespread throughout the United States, Drywoods may cause as much as 80% of the termite damage in some sections of the country.
Drywood termites cause serious damage to structures long before they are discovered. possible signs of infestation include discarded wing, bodies with wings and hard pellets (size of a sand pebble). Drywood termites do not require ground contact for moisture unlike the subterranean termites. The wood members that are infested with drywood termites contain the moisture required for them to survive. Normally drywood termites will swarm only at night beginning in late spring through the fall (May-October). Building codes in Florida do not require new construction of structures to be treated for drywood termites. Normally during a swarming episode, a structure that has been targeted for settlement by drywood termites, several colonies can be established in any exposed wood members in the structure. Within 2-5 years, these drywood termite colonies will cause damage that is very destructive in many cases.
Tent Free Drywood Termite Treatment is a highly effective protection against any and all wood destroying organisms including drywood termites. Typically, a tent fumigation would be required to eradicate this infestation including the following:
- You would have to leave your home for two (2) days minimum.
- Remove all of your uncanned foods, including all items in the refrigerator.
- Remove all plant life within the structure.
- Remove all cosmetics and medications.
- Trim all trees and shrubs with a 2-3 foot clearance around perimeter of structure.
- Possible roof and rain gutter damage due to crew working on roof with tarp
Advantage Services Inc. Tent Free Advantages
- No need to leave your home
- No removal of consumable foods
- No removal of plant life
- No removal of cosmetics and medications
- No need for trim trees and shrubs
- No risk of roof and rain gutter damage
Advantage Services Tent Free Treatment
All exposed wood members in the structure will be treated including:
- fascia exterior areas
- under side of roof deck
Advantage Services Inc. Tent Free Drywood Termite Treatment is the only solution in preventing current and any future infestation to the structure. This low cost upgrade to the integrity of structure will prevent the costly damage and inconvenience caused by drywood termites. Advantage Services Inc. will provide the owner with a Renewable Drywood Termite Bond and the piece of mind of having total eradication with a dependable and reliable company.
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