How Termites Enter & Destroy Homes and What We Do to Protect Your Home

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Subterranean Termite Inspection

In this video, Chet Rowland, owner of Chet’s Termite & Pest Management, takes you under a Tampa Bay home to show you how Subterranean Termites enter homes, the damage they cause, and how we treat your home to stop the destruction.

Subterranean Termites build mud tubes from the ground up. They build these mud tubes like highways and super highways that are traveled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Termites never stop working.

Once a termite colony has gotten large enough, it will transform members of its existing colony or produce winged reproductive termites, called alates or swamers.

During certain times a year, environmental conditions trigger these winged termites to fly from their nest to mate and locate new nest sites and food sources.

Subterranean Termites ‘swarm’… or mate… mid-January thru mid-March around the Tampa Bay area. The swarms generally occurs during daytime hours when people are working, so when homeowners come home after work they find hundreds of small black bugs, some with wings… some without, around their doors and windows. In most cases, this swarming phenomenon is usually the 1st indication to the homeowner that the home has a termite infestation.

We’re now quickly approaching that ‘swarm’ time of year, so if  you suspect you have a termite issue or if you just want to have your home inspected by the best termite technicians in the business, give our office a call @ 813-935-7554 to schedule your free inspection today.