ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/31/11 -- It begins! Florida termites are swarming across the state, with reports of infestations spiking this month. Heavy swarming is expected to last through August, with the potential for home and property damage approaching millions. With the possibility for such catastrophe it is only prudent for homeowners to seek professional Florida pest control.
Few homeowners realize just how serious an infestation by Florida termites can be. Florida's warm and humid climate is the perfect breeding ground for these pests. They are extremely apt invaders, with the ability to enter any home with an opening as little as 1/64th of an inch. It only takes two Florida termites to start an entire colony, and they are commonly found entering homes through attics, foundation vents, windowsills, concrete cracks and utility boxes.
The wide misconception remains that these pests only eat wood. The fact is that Florida termites will eat almost anything with a cellulose base, including cardboard, paper and a wide array of other common house hold items. Specifically, Florida Drywood termites are considered among the most destructive variety of Florida termites. They have a tendency to create multiple colonies within the same structure, and do not require any contact with soil. This means that they are immune to do-it-yourself treatments.
Another dangerous variety is the Florida Subterranean termite. Florida Subterranean termites are the most commonly encountered specimen of the Florida termites. Although they require constant contact with soil, they are highly mobile. They are capable of building above ground mud 'tube' tunnels, which can extend up to sixty feet in length. These pests can leave the surface of structures intact, while they feed on and destroy the interior.
Florida termites can enter homes through miniscule cracks, establish multiple colonies, and destroy property without their presence known to homeowners. With infestations on the rise and dramatic increases expected over the next three months, it is imperative that homeowners seek professional help.
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Suncoast Pest Control has been the leader in the extermination of Florida termites since 1993. This family owned and operated Florida pest control company utilizes both pet and environment friendly solutions to eradicate Florida termites. Contact them today at 855-786-2847 or by visiting them on the Web at: www.suncoastpestcontrol.com