Drywood Termites Removal

Have drywood termites invaded your living space? Even if you aren’t sure, call in Brantley Termite & Pest Control for fast service. Our experienced techs use state-of-the-art tools to help them identify and locate termite colonies, giving them the exact information they need to develop a successful treatment plan that gets rid of these little wood-destroying pests quickly.Drywood-Termites-Removal

Drywood Termites Removal Services

Drywood Termites Removal Unfortunately, termites can select any home at all for their next living space. They simply love to eat cellulose-based plant materials like wood, and just about every home in Florida, or anywhere in the United States, is going to contain wooden structures for termites to chomp on nonstop.

Of course, you can try to keep termites away by making your home look unattractive to them. In particular, drywood termites are attracted to areas where they can ingest both water and wood, so you can try to avoid this scenario. For example, you can fix leaks that might cause rot in wooden beams, walls, or flooring, and you can clear away broken branches and tree stumps from your yard.

Even if you take those measures, termites might move in, particularly if a few large colonies are located nearby. You never know when the new neighbors that you get are going to be the pests that you dread most. Just stay vigilant, and call in the termite specialists from Brantley Termite & Pest Control if you suspect these tiny pests are looking for their next meal at your place. We’ll come out at your convenience and see what we can find.

How to Identify Drywood Termites

To the untrained eye, spotting a termite infestation is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Because drywood termites infest the inner walls of your home, they’re extremely difficult to detect. You might not even know you have a problem until major structural damage has been done.

Subtle signs of termite damage you should be on the lookout for include:

  • Termite wings: Adult drywood termites shed their wings. If you find an identical pair of wings on your windowsill, it could be an early sign of infestation.

  • Frass: Termite droppings, or frass, are small granules that look like sand or sawdust. Drywood termites create small holes to push this waste out of their nests.
  • Hollow-sounding wood: One of the most common DIY termite inspection methods is to take a normal Phillips head screwdriver and tap it against your wall. If you’ve already found wings or frass, tap the walls where you found them. If you find a spot that sounds hollow, it could mean that termites have already made a meal out of that area.

Professional Termite Inspections

The earlier you identify these pests, the better. But even if you don’t find any of the signs above, you can still have a drywood termite infestation. That’s why the best way to identify termites and protect your home is to have a professional inspection done every year.

It doesn’t matter if your home is brand new or 30 years old – these wood-eating pests can turn up in any home at any time. Play it safe – call Brantley Termite & Pest Control to have your home inspected by a trained professional.

Drywood Termite Prevention

Drywood termites can slip into your home’s smallest crevices, making them hard pests to prevent. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of an infestation.

  • Protect exterior wood elements (banisters, steps, railing) by painting or staining them.
  • Trim bushes and shrubs so that they don’t touch your home’s exterior.
  • Keep firewood and lumber at least 20 feet away from your home.
  • Seal any cracks or crevices in your home’s exterior.

There are also specialized wood treatments designed to prevent drywood termites. Our termite experts will recommend the best prevention techniques for your home.

Spot Treatments for Drywood Termites

The moment you spot drywood termite damage or the insects themselves on your property, you need to take action right away. There are two main methods of termite extermination – tent fumigation and spot treatments.

Spot treatments for drywood termites will only work if the damage is isolated and the area is easily accessible. A thorough inspection will determine where the colonies are hiding, and then a professional exterminator will drill into the wall to spray the colony with termiticide.

Our Guarantee

While spot treatments for drywood termites can be effective in certain situations, termite fumigation is still the only guaranteed way to get rid of termites. Fumigation penetrates all of the wood in your home, wiping them out completely.

That being said, it’s easy to understand why most people don’t want their homes tented. If we have reason to believe that spot treatment could be effective after inspecting your home, we will take this less invasive approach at the homeowner’s request.

Exterminators who don’t specialize in termite treatments might shrug and walk away when their drywood termite spot treatments don’t work – not us. When you call Brantley Termite & Pest Control, you can rest easy knowing we’ll get rid of your termite problem, guaranteed.

If a spot treatment doesn’t work, our highly effective tent fumigation services will finish the job for good.  

Contact Us 24/7

Drywood termites swarm in the evening. This is when you’re most likely to see them around your property.

Don’t wait until the next morning to call someone – contact Brantley Termite & Pest Control ASAP. Our termite experts are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns.

If the news that you get after our inspection is that you have termites, we’ll also provide you with a recommended treatment plan to address the problem. Don’t let these silent homewreckers damage your home! Call us today.

Why Brantley?

  • Expert Solutions

    We offer proven strategies that work quickly to eliminate termite populations with long-lasting results.

  • Affordable Prices

    What could be worse than termites? Expensive fees to get rid of them! We try to keep our costs down, so we can offer you affordable pricing.

  • Satisfied Customers

    Our clients never need to worry that we’ll skip out on them if something goes amiss. We guarantee that you’ll be satisfied just like they were!

Drywood Termite Removal Process

  • Initial Inspection

    Different species of termites requires specific treatment processes so the inspection is used to identify the type of termite invading your home. Once we have determined which termite species is living at your location, our experts come up with a treatment to destroy them.

  • Treatment Strategies

    Drywood termites cannot be destroyed using soil treatments because these pests actually live in the wood they are digesting. Therefore, our experts will use one or more of the following treatment strategies, depending on whether or not your home is infected by a single colony or multiple ones: whole house fumigation, liquid nitrogen, insecticides, or spot treatments using heat, shock, or insecticides.

  • Treatment Completion

    With small colonies, spot treatment is often the recommended treatment. Not only does it save money for the customer, but it also streamlines the process. If more than one colony is present and/or the infestation is widespread, whole house fumigation might be used. This type of treatment requires the placement of an airtight tent over the structure and the release of a noxious gas (Vikane). Insecticides are used in spot treatments, and they penetrate the wood, effectively killing the termites.

  • Prevention

    The likelihood of a new infestation of termites is a real possibility as long as the same conditions that attracted the first group are allowed to remain. Our technicians provide educational tips that you can use to protect your home against this type of invader.

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