Coastal Pest Control inspects and treats for Dry Wood Termites, Subterranean Termites, Powder post Beetles and Formosan Termites. U.S residents spend an estimated $5 billion to repair termite damage and control termites annually in the U.S. Termites damage approximately 600,000 homes each year in the US.
Ask about our preventative subterranean termite treatments that can be performed BEFORE you have a problem with termites, and guarantee that you never do! Our dry wood termite inspection equipment allows us to detect dry wood termites inside your wall and treat them without fumigation of your entire home. We can protect one of the biggest investments that you purchase in your life from being eaten by termites!
30 Years of TERMITE SPECIALISTS Experience
Coastal Pest Control is the best in the industry. Our highly trained technicians will locate, inspect and identify which variety of termite is causing the problem and where they are entering your home. We know exactly where to look and what to look for to ensure your home is safe
Dry Wood Termites
Dry wood Termites nest completely within the wood. They carve out galleries in wood beams and use tunnels to move from place to place. Dry wood termites swarm annually to start new colonies. Attic and eave areas are prime targets for swarmer’s in search of a nesting location, as are windowsills, baseboards, beams and door frames. A swarmer can enter a structure by penetrating the smallest crack or imperfection in the wood. Dry woods can also be introduced into the environment in infested furniture or construction materials.
Subterranean Termites are the most common termite in Florida, Subterranean termites nest in the ground. They are most likely to attack from beneath the structure, gaining access through small cracks or where pipes pass through slab. They will also create mud tubes and travel up the edge of the foundation of a structure. A termite mud tube or tunnel that travels from the soil and up into your home is another sign of subterranean termite infestation. As a rule, subterranean termites travel above ground for food (cellulose) and underground for moisture.
Formosan Termite, a species of subterranean termite, is one of the most aggressive and destructive termites in the world. Often referred to as the “Super Termite,” Formosans cause extensive structural damage to your home by eating through wood at rapid rates. A Formosan colony can contain as many as eight million members and span 3,000 feet. These termites generally live underground, tunneling through the soil in search of food. To avoid exposure to light, Formosans may create mud tunnels above the surface.
Damp Wood Termites
Damp wood Termites infest wood with high moisture content, wood in contact with the ground or with a high moisture content is vulnerable to attack. Logs, stumps, dead trees, leaky pipes, or gutters can provide favorable conditions for infestation.