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To Tent Or Not To Tent: How To Handle Termites In Boca Raton

June 15, 2022 - Termites

Termites are a daunting problem. When these pests invade area homes, they can do so, thoroughly. This is to say, they go deep into structural wood which most treatments cannot reach. One method some pest control companies use to eliminate termites is tenting. We will be talking about this method today and finding out if your Boca Raton home needs this service. To skip right to professional termite control, call the experts at Great Southern Environmental Services. We will send a technician your way to assess your termite infestation and we will provide an option to deal with your problem fast.

How To Tell If You Are Dealing With A Severe Termite Infestation

Our fingers are crossed that you are not dealing with a severe infestation of termites. However, it is important that you know some signs of termites to better understand your home’s current risk. Here are some things to look for around your Boca Raton home that might be indicative of a severe termite infestation.

  • Bubbling or ripping wallpaper or paint
  • Sagging drywall
  • Moisture spots on floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Hard-to-open windows and doors
  • Termite swarmers buzzing around indoors
  • Swarmer wings on interior windowsills
  • Sagging ceilings/floors
  • Overly squeaky floorboards or stairs
  • Buckling walls
  • Visible pathways in your home’s structural wood

Just because you do not find any of these signs does not mean your home doesn’t have an active termite infestation. Most of these signs show up months or years after the initial infestation. To make sure your home does not have an active problem, let the experts at Great Southern Environmental Services take a look. Our team has advanced technology and training in termite identification.

Benefits Of Tenting A Home To Treat For Termites

Of all the methods to eliminate termites, tenting is by far the quickest and most effective. Tenting is a method that involves covering your home with a tent, air-sealing it, and then fumigating interior spaces. Fumigation reaches every crack and crevice where termites might be hiding and eliminates every single termite in the structure. Other methods take a few weeks to a few months to fully remove an active termite infestation. A lot of damage can be done in this amount of time. We are all about avoiding as much damage as possible and providing homeowners with different approaches to controlling these destructive pests.

When Is Tenting Necessary?

Tenting is used for a few different reasons. Some kinds of termites are best treated with tenting. In our area, we use tenting to control drywood termites because they only infest wood. They do not live underground around homes the way eastern subterranean termites do. We also use tenting in cases of severe, difficult-to-locate, or widespread termite problems. This allows us to ensure your problem is fully handled and lets us move on to a more permanent solution for these pests.

Complete Termite Control For Problems In Boca Raton

If you are looking for complete termite control for your Boca Raton property and you are wondering if tenting is the right solution for your problem, let the experts at Great Southern Environmental Services help. It all starts with a thorough inspection. We will check your property for any existing termite problems, assess the extent of any infestation that exists, and walk you through the option (or options) we recommend. 

Call us today to learn how we can help you with termites and discover more about pest control in Boca Raton. We can help!

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