Termites In Jacksonville Can Be Hard To Spot

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Lots of pests in Jacksonville are easy to identify. All you have to do is walk through your home to find bugs like spiders, flies, and moths. Unfortunately, this is not true for termites. These wood-destroying insects invade homes by chewing into structural wood.

Today we are going to discuss why termite infestations are so hard to identify in Jacksonville and how to deal with these pests on your property. For help with an obvious problem, get our team at B&T Pest Control involved. We will show you what termite pest control in Jacksonville looks like and help you make an appointment for your home and property. 

It's Unlikely That You'd Actually Ever See A Termite

Most people go almost their entire lives without ever seeing a termite. This is because most of these pests spend their lives underground or inside a structure of wood. The only time they ever come out is during swarming season.

Subterranean termites swarm during the months of spring and summer after days of heavy rain. Even with the air being moist with these conditions, these pests still cannot survive much more than 30 minutes above ground before drying out and dying. Often the only thing locals see are these pests discarded wings. Keeping all of this in mind, it is important that you know how to identify termites and what signs they leave behind. 

Unsubtle Signs Of Termite Damage

There are many ways to know your home has termite damage. One of the best methods is to allow these pests to chew through your structural wood until problems are noticeable. This is, of course, a joke. Unfortunately, it is a sad reality. Most people do not notice these pests until the damage they cause becomes noticeable. This damage might show up in the form of squeaky floorboards, windows and doors that are difficult to open, sagging floors, bubbling wallpaper, and moisture spots.

Whether you see these common signs of termites or not, you should schedule your Jacksonville home for a thorough inspection. Our termite identification will help you identify problems you are facing and allow our team to assess whether they need to implement quick treatments.

Five Eco-Friendly And Effective Termite Prevention Tips

After you have your home inspected for termites and make sure these pests are not around, your next step should be to put in place some prevention methods. Here are five eco-friendly tips and tricks to start with today:

  1. Address holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Eliminate sources of moisture build-up inside and around your home.
  3. Remove sticks, leaves, wet cardboard, newspaper, dead stumps, fallen trees, and other cellulose-based items from your property.
  4. Move untreated wood piles at least 30 feet away from your home’s exterior.
  5. Repair and replace structural wood inside your home that is water-damaged, rotting, sun-damaged, or in decay.

For greater protection against termites in Jacksonville, get our team involved.

Call The Pros For The Best Termite Control And Protection

There is no easier way to combat termites than by hiring a team of professionals. At B&T Pest Control, we love to inform members of our community about common pest problems. We are also passionate about providing solutions to these issues. If you are having trouble with termites or are looking for a comprehensive option to combat these pests year-round, we have your solutions here. 

Contact our team at B&T Pest Control to discover more about our methods and find a termite control plan that will get and keep these pests out of your Jacksonville home for good. 

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