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Most residents in Florida carry insurance to protect their home from fire, hurricanes, flooding and other costly hazards that threaten our properties here in Volusia County and all of Florida. Did you know that termites cause more damage each year than fires, floods, and tornadoes combined? Having a termite protection plan for your home is the best way to protect your biggest investment and avoid the inevitable and expensive repairs to fix the significant damage and destruction these tiny monsters are capable of! Termite control is a necessary preventative measure and call to action for Florida homeowners and something that can’t be ignored for your biggest investment.
At All Star Pest Control, we offer a free, no obligation Termite Inspection of your property and our powerful termite treatment and prevention options protect your home against Dry wood and Subterranean termites.
Termites are wood-destroying insects that are prevalent throughout Florida and cause an estimated $5 billion dollars of property damage each year in the US.
There are 3 types of termites in the US, but Floridians are most concerned with Subterranean termites which are the most destructive and live in the soil and dry-wood termites which are less common and prefer extremely dry wood.
There are many signs that signal termite activity such as termite swarms (often confused with flying ants), mud tunnels or tubes often near the external foundation, termite droppings (known as frass), hollow or soft wood in walls, doors, and windows throughout your home, darkening or blistering wood and even an old tree stump which can be a haven for termites!
Taking the following steps will help to protect your home from termites:
Divert water away from your home, especially the foundation
Install downspouts, gutters and splash blocks
Ensure landscaping and vegetation is trimmed to remove blocked vents
Make sure attics and crawlspaces have proper ventilation
Successful and effective termite treatment depends on several factors including the location and construction of your property, the species and type of termite and most importantly the spread and severity of the infestation, so only trust the protection of your home to a highly skilled and trained professional experienced in termite removal.