“Termites cause as much as $500 million of damage in Florida alone, with approximately $5 billion in the whole United States,” says Robert Welch, president of Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control. “Termites can damage your home without you even realizing that they are there, which is why having your home inspected once a year is important.”
Termites thrive on warm weather and moisture, which makes spring time ideal for these pests. Since termites damage from the inside out, they can go unnoticed for years before they are finally detected.
According to the “Termites Ain’t Pretty” article in the Orlando Sentinel, written by Mary Anna Gentemen, “a swarm usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes as the termites start their mating flights. The air can be filled with fluttering termites, wings and the bodies of termites that have shed their wings trying to get to a safe area in the soil. Most homeowners only discover the aftermath of a swarm, when remnants likely acculmate on window sills or around sliding glass doors.”
Although it can be difficult to determine the presence of termites without a professional inspection, you can watch out for the signs that termites might exist. Swarms of termites, Small holes in your drywall, discarded termite wings, mud tubes along your foundation and structural damage can all be signs that you may have termites.
About Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control®
Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control is committed to providing the absolute highest quality termite, pest control and lawn services in the industry. They continually maintain the highest growth rate in the pest control industry, and are dedicated to providing premier customer service for residential and commercial customers throughout Florida. Pro-Staff has been serving residents in the Central Florida area since 1995 and all technicians are fully screened and trained, providing safe and effective applications of treatments and materials. Pro-Staff Termite and Pest Control services offers free inspections and estimates for termite, pest control and lawn care. Call Pro-Staff at 407-292-PEST or visit our location in Orange County at 6211 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32810 or Seminole County at 2100 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Ste. 1024 Longwood, FL 32750.