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The Best Methods for Termite Control in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL is known to be a beautiful area that has been known to attract many tourists and visitors. However, it also has been known to attract some unwanted visitors called termites. At Chet’s Termite and Pest Management, we have been familiar with this issue and we know the best methods for termite control in Tampa, FL.

Drywood Termite Control in Tampa: Detection

The type of termite that is prevalent in the Tampa area of Florida is the drywood termite.

They are a difficult pest to detect, as they live very deep inside of wood in smaller-sized colonies. Their small colonies of usually less than 1000 termites, take a number of years to mature, and can be dispersed over a wide area.

You can sometimes detect the presence of drywood termites on your own if you either find their fecal pellets lying around, if you are having work done in your home, and/or when they swarm. However, in order to effectively detect the extent of a drywood termite infestation, a professional inspection by a company such as Chet’s Termite and Pest Management is needed.

When our experienced and highly skilled experts at Chet’s Termite and Pest Control perform a thorough professional structural inspection for a drywood termite infestation, we specifically look for things like fecal pellets; shed wings, damage from feeding, and what are called “kickout holes,” which are tiny holes from which termites push out their fecal pellets. Our expertise allows us to differentiate between a drywood termite infestation and of that a wood boring beetle and/or carpenter ant.

Drywood Termite Control in Tampa: Management

At Chet’s Termite and Pest Control, we use what we have determined to be the best and safest, yet most effective products for drywood termite control in Tampa. The pest control products that are needed for the complete and total elimination of a drywood termite infestation are not available over the counter. And honestly, do-it-yourself products are not recommended for termite control in Tampa anyway.

It is highly recommended that unless you plan to remove the wood, you should leave termite control in Tampa to the experts such as the ones we have here at Chet’s Termite and Pest Control Management. For existing drywood termite infestations, fumigating the structure and/or the objects that are infested with the drywood termites.XT2000 Organic Orange Oil Plus can be injected into the galleries that are in the wood.

Here at Chet’s Termite and Pest Management, we have discovered that these are some of the best methods of termite control in Tampa and all of our pest control services are backed with the absolute best guarantee around.