Termites in Florida Buyer Beware

Dated: 03/12/2013

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According to the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Over 2,000,000 homes in the U.S. will require treatment for termite infestation this year. Here in Florida, where the temperate climate provides a perfect environment for these destructive pests, many homeowners will discover termites as they swarm from their nests when the weather changes in spring and mid-fall. This threat to most people’s single largest asset is frightening. But there are methods of control and eradication that will protect your home and your investment in it. However, without mutual cooperation and teamwork between the pest control company and the homeowner, the subterranean termites will have the advantage.

When purchasing a home besides getting an experienced and insured inspector to inspect the home, it is recommended to also hire a reputable termite inspector. Florida is known for termite infestations and termite repairs may cost you a fortune. Termite inspections can cost $65 to $75 but can save you thousands. Identifying a termite problem Lawyer Pete Cardillo, who specializes in termite claims, offers the following tips for identifying termite problems around your property: If you see lots of bugs flying inside or around your house, that may be a sign of a termite swarm. Keep in mind that flying ants are often mistaken for termites.
A quick way to tell the difference is that termites have straight abdomens; ants have a narrow waist between segments. Look for sagging or bowing walls inside your house, which could be a sign of termite damage hidden behind the wall. Look for the small, transparent wings that termites shed. Small, drinking-straw-width tubes of mud on the outside of walls also may be evidence of termite infestation. Wet or deteriorated wood, or curious dust around windowsills, can also be a telltale sign of termite activity.
Once you purchase your home, you should hire a Pest Control Company to fumigate your home. Hire a company that can offer you a warranty for their work and keep the contract current to make sure that you are protected. Your home is one of the biggest investments in your life, so you should use all preventative measures to protect it, so you can enjoy your home for many years to come.
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Janeth Rector

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