Termite Control in Tampa
There might not be any pest more harmful to your property than the termite. These pesky insects cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. 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 expertise to work to keep your property termite-free.
Call our experienced team today at (813) 733-8823 for a free estimate.
How to Determine if You Have Termites
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 effects 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 for 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.
Termite Treatments You Can Count On
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.
One of the most popular treatments we utilize is the Recruit® termite bait system. This serves your home or business by targeting a specific type of termite, the worker. These termites are the ones feasting on your property, bringing food back to feed the entire colony, searching for food 24/7/365. We install multiple bait stations around your space and refilling them when needed. The Subterranean termite workers actually prefer this bait over wood, not detecting the noviflumuron in their newly acquired food. This powerful ingredient prevents the termites from molting, which means they cannot grow, killing them without needing to dig up your yard.