Termite Control in Tampa, FL
Residential & Commercial Termite Treatment in Florida
There might not be any pest more harmful to your property than the termite. Did you know that these pesky insects cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year, and that termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners insurance? Luckily, our highly experienced and professional pest control team at Cross Pest Control of Tampa offers effective, affordable, and customized termite treatments to homes and businesses throughout Tampa and surrounding areas.
Our family-owned and operated business has over 50 years of industry experience and we are ready to put our pest control expertise to work to keep your property termite-free. If you are facing trouble with termites in your residential or commercial space, please don't hesitate to reach out to us today for a termite inspection! Our termite control experts will go above and beyond to ensure that these pests are entirely eliminated from your home or business.
What Do Termites Look Like?
Small pests like termites can stay hidden until extensive damage is noticed, but our team wants you to be able to spot these damaging termites as soon as possible, so your property stays protected. Unfortunately, termites can access your home in a gap as small as 1/16th of an inch—that’s the width of a quarter! There are over 40 species of termites in the US, but we focus on the one that affects Florida residents most, Subterranean Termites. These termites live underground in a highly organized colony that can contain up to 1,000,000 individuals, and they are separated into categories, the queen, the king, soldiers, swarmers, and workers.
Most often, homeowners spot swarmers, also known as flying termites. Subterranean swarmers have wings and are dark brown or black in color—they are the ones who will venture out of the colony to begin new colonies, spelling more damage to your property. If you aren’t able to spot the actual termite, you might be able to notice the damage they leave behind. Keep an eye out for warped or hollow wood, small tunneling (also known as galleries), and clicking noises created by them eating.
When Should You Schedule A Termite Inspection?
If you suspect termites have invaded your home, it's important to take action right away. Scheduling a termite inspection with a pest control company is the first step in controlling termite activity and protecting your home.
To know if you should call an exterminator for termite control right away, look out for these five signs that you need a termite inspection in Tampa:
- Discarded wings near windows or doors
- Finding termite tubes on exterior walls
- Sounds of crackling or popping in walls
- Evidence of tunnels near wood fixtures
- Piles of droppings resembling sawdust nearby stairs, furnishings, and walls
Remember that early detection can prevent significant damage from termites and can save you from additional termite treatment costs. Contact our termite control experts in Tampa to schedule a termite inspection for your home or business today!
Sentricon® System Termite Treatment Solutions
Cross Pest Control of Tampa is committed to keeping our local community termite-free through exceptional workmanship, high-quality products, and unparalleled customer service. We only use the best treatments on the market and are proud to be a Certified Sentricon Specialist. The Sentricon® system offers a variety of treatment solutions to resolve even the most challenging termite problems.