Helpful Hints: Subterranean Termite Tips

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Termites cause an estimated $6 Billion in property damage every year in the US. Eliminate one of the many stresses of home ownership and call on the professionals at Fort Myers Pest Control to mitigate the threat and prevent the damage caused by termites. Utilizing the most current technology to prevent and control termites, trust the team at Fort Myers Pest Control to create a termite treatment plan tailored to your home and/or business’ termite control needs.

Helpful Hints: Subterranean Termite Tips

  • Repair broken windows and weather stripping around doors and windows
  • Eliminate moisture build-up around the perimeter of your home
  • Repair loose mortar around home foundation
  • Address structural water leaks promptly
  • Utilize non-cellulous mulch in plant beds. If you do choose to use natural mulch, it is important to remove it annually instead of placing new mulch on top of existing mulch based on research.
  • If your home is built with a crawlspace, remove all cellulous debris from under the home where in contact with soil, this attracts termites.
  • Clear gutters of debris
  • Have your home inspected annually by a knowledgeable and qualified person
  • In Florida, be sure to maintain a subterranean termite warranty on your home.
  • Contact us at 239-543-3100 for more information and to see if your home qualifies for the Sentricon System.

The ‘Myth’ of Swarm Season:

  • Swarm season is bit of a misconception. This refers to the time of year, where termite colonies make their “nuptial, or “mating” flights and only refers to that.
  • Please remember, swarm season is the time you are likely to see the actual termites flying; However, termites feeding on your home is always in season.
  • These insects are active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 days out of the year, especially in Florida.
  • THEY NEVER SLEEP, OR STOP EATING. There is no ‘Season’ for their feeding.

How to Distinguish Termites from Other Insects?

Termites are often mistaken for Ants and can be identified based on the following features:
  • Swarmer termites (alates) have long wings with respect to their bodies whereas ant’s wings stop at the back end, or only slightly past their bodies.
  • Common for many to ‘swarm’.
  • Ants have a tapered waistline, while termites have a thick one.
  • Termite wings are equal in size, while ants are not.
  • Termites have straight antennae and ants are slightly elbowed.

Sentricon© System with Always Active© Technology

Eliminates the queen and the colony.

Sentricon gets to the queen, using top of the line bait stations to eliminate her and the colony.
Sentricon has superior efficiency.
It is undetectable to the termites, which is what leads to elimination of the colony.
Termites can’t resist the Sentricon. Studies show that they would prefer to eat our bait than wood.
Sentricon is only available through certified specialists. It’s only offered by 3% of pest control operators in the United States.

All About Fort Myers Pest Control

Our Mission: Your Satisfaction

Though we serve more than 17,000 customers in Southwest Florida today, we still have the same mission we started with more than 50 years ago. Your satisfaction is what matters most to us, which is why we are committed to remaining a locally-owned and operated company. With Fort Myers Pest Control, you get everything you would from a national brand with more personal contact, customized solutions and a higher degree of flexibility.

Our experience and commitment to innovation are respected in the industry, but it’s our deep roots in the community, pride of ownership and local decision-making that account for the outstanding service you’ll appreciate most. You can call us anytime and get a real person on the phone, including the owner if needed. We are passionate about providing specific remedies and preventative techniques to help you maintain a healthful, pest-free environment for your family. Our knowledgeable, capable and caring professionals share this passion. Thank you for inviting us into your home and choosing Fort Myers Pest Control.

What Makes Our Service Superior

  • We provide the right combination of individualized service and personal attention you only get from a small company with the same vast resources and professional support as bigger companies
  • We employ certified pest control operators and FNGLA certified horticulture professionals
  • We engage in security screening and drug testing of all employees
  • We provide operators with the most advanced education and training in the industry through our in-house training facility
  • We give back in support of the local community
  • We are committed to impeccable and ongoing quality control and monitoring to ensure valued customers with a consistently high level of service
  • We are acknowledged and respected for expertise, business ethics and commitment in the industry and by the local community

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Though we serve more than 17,000 customers in Southwest Florida today, we still have the same mission we started with more than 50 years ago. Your satisfaction is what matters most to us, which is why we are committed to remaining a locally-owned and operated company. With Fort Myers Pest Control, you get everything you would from a national brand with more personal contact, customized solutions and a higher degree of flexibility 

Providing Southwest Florida With Quality Pest Control Services For Over Five Decades

Fort Myers Pest Control has proved that with experience, commitment, and deep family roots, you can eradicate pests for the long haul. Established in 1966 by George and Doris Smith, Fort Myers Pest Control has been locally owned and operated for two generations. Experience and commitment to innovation are standards throughout the industry, but it’s Fort Myers Pest Control’s deep roots in the community, the pride of ownership, and local decision-making that account for the outstanding reputation the company has earned over the past 50 years. With Fort Myers Pest Control, you get everything you would from a national brand with more personal contact, customized solutions, and a higher degree of flexibility.

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Over the years we have grown, but we continue to operate with the same values and commitment to excellence that we started with when we first opened. We maintain high values that govern our work culture by providing superior customer service, using the highest quality to keep your family safe and by prioritizing the needs of every single member of our staff to ensure a professional and warm work environment.

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