Are you ready for some ugly facts about termites? Termites cost property owners in the United States an estimated $5 billion in property damages each and every year. They are simple organisms that do not require sleep and are able to feed 24 hours a day, every day. Foraging subterranean termites can travel through soil as much as the length of a football field from their colony in search of a food source. Foraging termites never stop foraging. A termite colony can have upwards of a million termites. And, here is the worst one of all: Florida is home to the most destructive termites in the entire United States. But, if these termite facts aren't enough to convince you, here are a few more reasons you should consider year-round termite service if you live in Florida.
Termites are a silent invader. These tiny pests can live in a home for years without detection. They are so sneaky they have been missed by certified home inspectors. These are professionals who are responsible for making sure a home has no defects that would cause problems for the lender. And, if you think you've got security pretty tight around your home, and that termites could never go undetected, you might want to know that termites ate away at the West Wing of our nation's White House for several years until swarmers were found on interior walls, a mere 30 feet from the Oval Office. On a positive note: The White House now has year-round pest service. And they use the same termite products we use. With the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, we never have to wonder if our customers are protected. In fact, we're so confident, we offer a $1 million dollar guarantee.
Termite Inspections don't prevent damage. If you currently have an annual termite inspection, your home isn't really protected. Those termites can get in at any time. ABC News calls Formosan subterranean termites, "Aggressive termites that can destroy a new house almost before the paint dries." These are not creatures you want to have feeding on your home for a year. With the Sentricon® System, bait stations use the foraging trait of worker termites against them. Since this caste of termite never stops foraging, they will eventually find their way to the bait, which is scientifically proven to be more preferable to them than wood. They then take that bait back through tunneling, feeding other workers and soldiers along the way. Eventually, they get to the queen, and it's all over for that termite colony.
Stop termites before they damage your home. Get year-round termite protection with the Sentricon® System and a call to Hoffer Pest Solutions. It is more than a good idea. It's essential.