Termite Control

Termites cause billions of dollars in destruction and damage throughout the United States every year. Termites can destroy wood structures and objects ranging from walls, wood floors, door trim, wallboards and even books. If you suspect termite activity at your place, let our termite experts at Perschel & Meyer Pest Management inspect your home or business today. 

Termite Species in the Jacksonville Area

 

Eastern subterranean termites are the most common termite species found in Jacksonville. As they feed exclusively on wood materials and have strict moisture requirements, a lot can be done to prevent infestations simply by eliminating access to the food and moisture resources these termites thrive on. It sounds elementary, but it is surprising how many home and business owners overlook these easy to implement prevention measures.

 

Perschel & Meyer Pest Management would like to offer the few following tips to help prevent termite infestations:

  • Repair any structural and plumbing leaks as soon as they happen
  • Be sure that downspouts are long enough to direct water away from the foundation
  • Do not allow irrigation systems to water near the foundation or on siding
  • Ensure all mulch and landscaping is pulled back at least 6 inches from the foundation
  • Remove piles of trash and other debris from around the home or business
  • Keep firewood stacked away from the structure 
  • When building porches or decks, avoid direct wood to ground contact

Do You Have a Termite Problem?

If you find subterranean termites in or around your property or even if you suspect you have a termite problem, it is important that you do not disturb them. Subterranean termites have acute survival instincts and if they are shaken up or unsettled, they will often abandon the immediate area and move on to other areas in the building to secretly cause more damage. It is best to contact a professional termite exterminator like Perschel & Meyer Pest Management and schedule a professional inspection and successful plan of action that includes Termidor treatments. We believe that Termidor is the best termite defense product and the best way to eliminate and prevent future termite infestations.

Formosan Termite Infestations

Other termites commonly found in Florida include Formosan termites, which are the most aggressive and destructive timber pests in the United States. They develop huge nests containing millions of termites that aggressively and relentlessly seek and devour structural timbers in Jacksonville area homes and buildings within just a few months. In the United States, Florida dampwood termites are found only in the State of Florida. They require high moisture and thrive in wood exposed to roof leaks or wooden siding exposed to sprinkler irrigation. Perschel & Meyer can assist with all of your termite problems, no matter what termite species you are dealing with.

 

If you care about your home or business investments and want the peace of mind that you are protected, contact Perschel & Meyer Pest Management now. Do not wait until the damage is done.