West Palm Beach homes are under constant threat from termites. The most common type of this pest is the Reticulitermes flavipes or the eastern subterranean termite. Subterranean termites can move underground until they are within a few feet of a home and then feed on it unnoticed until the infestation causes thousands of dollars in damage.
Clean & Treat understands that these pests do not even have to enter a home to cause destruction. Subterranean termites feed on every type of cellulose material, so not just wood, but books, newspapers, and even cotton clothing are at risk. Homeowners need to remove these items from outside storage and keep them inside the home; preferably in sealed, plastic storage boxes when possible.
After inspecting and finding the points of activity near and in the home, our technicians drill holes into the ground, the foundation, and the floors if needed. Next, they inject Termidor so that termites in and near the home step through it, taking it back to their colonies, and eventually poisoning every pest in them.
To stop and kill Subterranean termites at the perimeter, our specialists insert Sentricon bait traps outside the home. They place these devices around the home about ten feet apart. If an inspection discovers multiple colonies nearby the home, specialists place them closer together to ensure maximum coverage. Since Sentricon bait is designed to be more attractive than cellulose, termites exhaust it and carry it to their colonies before moving past them to the home.
Termites are one of the worst pests a West Palm Beach homeowner has to deal with in Florida. The goal for Clean & Treat is to eliminate termites inside the home and in the outside perimeter. If you can see, or merely suspect, termite problems in your home, call us today at (561) 842-4700 to set up an inspection. We are here for you.
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