Stop them before they eat your house!
Termites thrive in Florida and cause more damage to homes and businesses than any other household pest. Often the destruction they inflict can go unnoticed for years. So, if you’re not already getting regular termite inspections, start now!
Bug Brigade uses the newest, safest and most effective solutions for eliminating and preventing termites
We are certified field research and test agents for many of the world’s leading makers of termite control systems. We know first-hand what’s new and better, so you will always get the latest proven defense against these destructive creatures.
Preventative treatments and the $1,000,000 Damage Protection Plan
Because termites are so pervasive in Central Florida, even if your home is currently free of termites, we usually recommend preventative treatments in addition to ongoing inspections. Also, it’s important to know that termite damage is typically not covered by your homeowner’s insurance. That’s why we offer a damage protection plan to back up our service, to cover termite damage up to $1,000,000.
Preventative steps you can take on your own
With any pest control problem, the best defense is a good offense. When it comes to termite protection the rules aren't any different. Here are a number of precautions you can take to ensure termites don't get a foothold:
- Keep all wood products away from your home.
Piles of firewood, wood mulch, stacks of lumber, and any other wood products are magnets for termites. Once the termites have established their colony there, they will branch out, and if your home happens to be within their reach, the rest is history.
- Trim trees and shrubs adjacent to your home.
If it's wood and it's dead, termites will find it. That includes your trees and shrubs. Making sure your bushes and trees are trimmed and healthy makes for good termite protection. Also, be sure to dig out and dispose of any dead and rotting stumps close to your home, since they are favorites of termites looking to establish a colony.
- Prevent the accumulation of water.
Termites thrive in damp soil and wood, so the more you can do to prevent that the better. Make sure water on your property drains away from the foundation, and be sure to fix all leaky gutters, faucets and pipes as soon as possible.
- Seal all holes and cracks in your foundation.
Termites are subterranean creatures. If they don't have an access point through your foundation, they more than likely won't find their way into the rest of your home.
- Schedule periodic inspections.
Make sure a qualified pest control professional inspects your home and property at least once a year to search for evidence of termites.