SOURCE: Suncoast Pest Control

Suncoast Pest Control

February 10, 2011 12:55 ET

Florida Termites Ready for Invasion, as Suncoast Pest Control Takes Frontline

Homeowners Across the State Seek Protection as Termite Season Begins and Infestations Spike

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Termite season is upon us! With warm temperatures and high rainfall, Florida is the ideal environment for millions of termites. The same tropical climate that allowed Florida to escape a harsh winter season also facilitates year round swarming for these pests. As Florida termites go on the offensive, it is imperative for homeowners to take preventative measures.

Common misconceptions remain regarding Florida termites. Most people believe only the interior of their homes are at risk, or that only wooden structures or furnishings are in danger. Florida termites have been found feeding on everything from asphalt to thin metal sheeting.

Most recently, Florida termites have begun to target boats, as many sea enthusiasts have stored their crafts for the winter months, leaving them susceptible to infestation. These dormant vessels often become overrun by colonies of termites, easily causing thousands of dollars worth of damage in a matter of months. Simple but necessary precautions can effectively avoid the structural damage and subsequent high costs caused by Florida termites. 

With breeds such as Florida Drywood termites, detection can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, by the average property owner. They do not require any contact with soil, therefore rendering any "Do-it-Yourself" treatment impotent. Other specimen such as the Formosan, or "Super Termite", can consume entire planks of wood while leaving the surface intact. They are capable of amassing a colony of more than 8 million workers feeding round the clock, while establishing a network of nests reaching up to 300 feet in length. More frightening than the sheer volume of these pests is their range of appetite. Any cellulose-based material is fair game, from books and picture frames, to insulation and fiberboard. 

To efficiently and effectively prevent infestation and damage by Florida termites a Florida pest control professional is required. 

About Suncoast Pest Control
Suncoast Pest Control has been protecting homes from Florida termites since 1993. Their agents are highly trained experts in both the detection and extermination of Florida termites. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff provides both child and pet-safe solutions. With a green approach, and a free inspection and evaluation, piece of mind has never been so affordable. Contact them today at 888-276-2474 or by visiting them on the Web at

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