Termite fumigation is one of the pest control services that our clients seem to understand the least. There is a lot of misinformation out in the world about drywood termites, and about the best ways to eradicate them from your house. Termite control is critical in Florida where drywood termites are prevalent and can do serious and long term damage to your home and other structures on your property.
We highly recommend fumigation as a tool for addressing your termite issues. Here are some things that you may not know about the process.
The Frass Doesn’t Go Away Immediately
Frass is one of the first signs that you have a termite problem. If you're not familiar, it is the small beads of wood that you find around your window sills and baseboards. It’s basically termite excrement and it's a telltale sign that something bad is going on behind your walls. Once your house has been fumigated and you’re in the clear, don’t be surprised if you continue to see this annoying residue. The presence of frass after fumigation is common as it begins to spill out of the tunnels created by the termites that used to live there.
The Bugs Can Come Back
You’d like to think that termite control was one of those great one-and-done exercises, but unfortunately, that isn't the case. Even after your home is fumigated it is possible for termites to return to your home. This is why it is critically important that you maintain termite control services even after your fumigation has taken place.
The Termites Can Infest Your Block House
Do you sleep well at night because you believe your block house can’t possibly get termites. Well, we hate to disappoint, but that simply isn't the case. Just because the exterior structure of your home is made of block, doesn’t mean termites can’t find their way to the wooden framing, roofing, doors, and windows. You don’t want to be complicit in your home’s termite infestation, so consider fumigating your block house before it's too late.
Termites are a destructive force that can cause serious, irreparable damage to your home and cost your family lots of money. If you think you may be experiencing an infestation, contact your pest control company as soon as possible to inquire about home fumigation options. If you don’t currently have a pest control service at your disposal, contact us today and we’ll send a technician to your home or business for a free consultation.