Termite Control Miami
At Monster Pest Control, we intend to make you feel secure by protecting your home or business from termites. We are licensed, certified, responsible and specialists in termite control in Miami.
Miami is home to many Pests, one of them being termites. Termites are wood eating insects, that will DESTROY your home if not treated properly or immediately. Our Miami termite control technicians, offer great services to rid of your termite problems by offering a termite treatment. Monster Pest Control offers a selection of options including tentless termite services. Tentless is the most modern and very efficient way to prevent termites in Miami, it even gets rid of termites that have worked up an appetite. We offer WDO Reports for all our home buyers at a very reasonable price.
If you have a termite problem on your property, you may notice this during the spring and summer season. You might find multitudes of termite wings from swarmer’s inside your home on windowsills, in lighting fixtures, etc. Numerous people mistake flying ants for termites, but they both have different characteristics when inspected closely.
Alongside swarming termites, subterranean and drywood termites also show more subtle signs of their activity.
Subterranean termites nest in soil to obtain moisture, but they also nest in wood that is often wet. They can easily infest any wood in contact with the ground. If the wood does not contact the soil, they can build mud tunnels or tubes to reach wood several feet above ground. These tunnels can reach 50-60 feet to reach wood and often enter a structure through expansion joints in concrete slabs or where utilities enter the house. A subterranean termite colony can contain between 100,000 and 1 million individuals.
Dead trees and brush are the original food source of subterranean termites. When land is cleared of this material and houses are built on these sites, termites attack the structures. Termites can enter buildings through wood in direct contact with the soil, by building shelter tubes over or through foundations, or by entering directly through cracks or joints in and under foundations.
Any material in direct contact with soil, such as trees, vines or even plumbing fixtures, can serve as an avenue for infestation. Subterranean termite swarmer’s may also be blown into or on structures, thereby starting a new colony.
Termites are attracted to odors formed by wood-decaying fungi that soften the wood and make it easier to penetrate.
Drywood termites will colonize directly inside wooden members, for instance within walls or within furniture. Amongst the first signs of a drywood termite infestation is the presence of their tiny fecal pellets. Drywood termites are better housekeepers than their subterranean cousins. So to keep their termite tunnels clean inside the wood, they will create “ejection” holes to discard their fecal pellets. If you see small holes in furniture or walls, probe the area and knock lightly to see if fecal pellets fall out of the hole.
Watch for additional pellets dropping from the hole after you’ve cleaned them up. If fecal pellets do reappear, you may have an active colony, especially if your home has never been serviced.
- Why do you need a WDO ( wood destroying organism) report?
As defined by the state of Florida, a Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Report is “a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms”.
A WDO report may also be commonly called a “Termite Inspection”, “Clearance Letter”, or “Termite Letter”.
A WDO inspection not only checks for subterranean termites and dry wood termites, but will also include wood destroying beetles and wood decaying fungi.
- Why does my mortgage company want a WDO report?
Whether or not a WDO (wood destroying organism) infestation was found.
What control measures would be required to eradicate the infestation, (if any)
Did the home have a previous infestation of termites or other wood destroying organisms. This needs to match up with your disclosure statement.
Whether or not the home is under any type of renewable guarantee with the inspecting Termite Company.
Most mortgage companies require your property be inspected within 30 days prior to your closing in most states. Order your termite letter with-in the 30 day window of your closing. If your closing is delayed you may have to get another Wood Infestation Report.
- Is a termite inspection the same as a WDO report? Yes, they are the same.
- How does a tentless termite treatment work?
Holes are drilled into the wood where the colonies are found then pesticides are injected. Depending on the severity of the infestation, liquid, dust or foam products are sprayed and injected unto the infested wood.
- How much does a tentless termite treatment cost? The average cost is $350-$3000 depending on the square footage of your home and the amount of attics.
- What’s the price difference between tenting and tentless treatments?
Tentless Termite spot treatments are effective to prevent and to get rid of small infestations of termites Prices can range $350-$3000
Tenting is used for large termite infestations within the home; that cannot be treated with spot treatments due to the gravity of the situation; the product would not be as effective. Prices vary from $1250-$5000
- What’s the difference between tentless and tenting?
During a tentless treatment a technician will drill holes into the wood that has termite evidence and inject foam agent product. Throughout this procedure, nothing has to be removed from the home. All holes will be covered before technician leaves. And best of all you do not need to evacuate the home.
When termite tenting in Miami needs to take place, you must evacuate the home for a minimum of 3 days!
Cons for tenting include: All uncanned goods must be removed as well as plants.
Roof and gutter damage, patio screen damage, there is no residual effect (it is very unlikely for you to be re infested but there is a probability of it happening). Along with tenting comes theft because the bad guys know no one is there!
Contact us at 786-488-7235 for a FREE Quote! Our technicians will provide you with informative procedures to better understand our Miami termites.