Formosan termites swarm typically from May to June in the southeast, including Crestview, FL. They are the type of termites that swarm at night and are easily seen around large light fixtures in parking lots, street lights, tennis courts, or football fields. The swarms can be monstrous, so it’s likely you’ll see some flying around on warm humid nights. From New Orleans to Jacksonville, those of us from the local area are familiar with this sight.
What makes these termites worse than others you ask? This type is especially destructive because of their vast numbers, their ability to live above ground for extended periods, and how far their range can extend from their home nest. It’s like things go from bad to worse when you discover this is the exact species that decided to invade your home.
What choices do you have when dealing with Formosan Termites?
The first thing to understand is that you need to contact a local pest control professional. This isn’t a standard “termite” infestation. On top of being hard to kill, these guys can hide out anywhere. They could be in the walls of your home, shed, or hiding further away on your property waiting to infiltrate. Locating every nearby colony is imperative in protecting your home, and there might be multiple nests. Your home is a major asset and you can’t afford to underestimate your enemy!
There are multiple treatment options, and don’t be surprised if we recommend using several of them at the same time. Even with a normally fantastic treatment like Termidor, you can expect follow up treatments and combinations to be on the safe side when it comes to dealing with this brand of termites.
We at Spears Pest Control include these tough termites in our Termidor treatment which has a 10 yr. warranty and our termite bond. Let us know when is the best time to contact you with our online contact form or call us at 850-682-5354 and we will get back to you at your convenience. We are committed to helping residents of Northwest Florida as a leading local termite inspection service that is convenient, prompt, friendly, and professional.
We proudly service the Crestview, Baker, Defuniak Springs, Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Freeport, Santa Rosa Beach, & Shalimar Florida areas.