termiteOut of all the household pests that thrive in Florida, termites are among the most feared – and for good reason. Unlike rowdy rodents or pesky mosquitoes, termites are rarely seen, but that’s exactly what makes them so dangerous. Hiding out of sight of their human neighbors, they drill through and munch on the interior wood that makes up the home’s inner structure until so much damage is done that reversing it requires a significant time commitment and a bank-breaking repair bill.

While there are many different types of termites living all across the country, ranging from damp-wood dwellers to species that prefer nesting in dry timber, Eastern subterranean termites pose the biggest threat to property owners in the Sunshine State. Responsible for creating billions of dollars in property damages each year, they arrive via vertical mud tubes that extend from the soil, where massive underground colonies keep supplying the infestations above. 

Signs of a Subterranean Termite Infestation

How do you know when you have a problem with subterranean termites? Because they feed on structural wood, leaving organic waste and creating hollow spots along the way, sagging floors, ceilings and walls are sure giveaways that termites are on the prowl on your property. Mud tubes – filled with live insects in the beginning of an infestation and dry and empty in its later stages – are common as well. You may also spot discarded wings shed by the colony’s swarmers or unexplained dark areas that resemble water stains. 

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Call the Professionals

Although it helps to know the warning signs of a subterranean termite infestation, it’s also important to remember that the most severe termite destruction takes place behind the scenes. Visible damage often indicates a full-blown infestation, so being proactive about protection today is your best bet for preventing extensive termite damage in the future. 

Beating Termites With Bug Out 

At Bug Out Service, we understand that your home is your biggest investment, which is why we offer the most comprehensive termite management plan designed to keep your property protected year-round. Our solution includes both liquid soil treatment and baiting—the two most effective termite-busting techniques in the industry.  The double defense offer the most complete termite protection available.

Are you ready to protect your home from this unrelenting pest? Call Bug Out today at 904-584-9868 or 352-221-9066 to get your free full property evaluation.