Why Termite Protection Has Never Been More Important for Jacksonville Residents

December 28, 2018


For one reason or another, we have chosen Florida as our home. Some have traveled across the country just to bask in the warmth of the Sunshine State, others have moved here for the nearly infinitely stretching ocean beach fronts. Where else in the U.S. can you get in your car and drive from coast to coast in a day? The happy truth is that we love Florida. The sad truth is that termites do too. After all of the natural disasters that have battered our state these past few months, most recently, Hurricane Michael. If you are curious how termites take advantage of our turmoil, keep reading as we reveal the mysteries behind the single most destructive pest in America.

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How Termites Use Destruction To Their Advantage

Subterranean termites, the most common type of termite found here in Florida, need only a few things to survive and thrive on any property. Above all else, termites need a conducive climate to survive. This consists of a few simple but extremely important factors.

The Right Temperature

Termites simply cannot survive in freezing temperatures. Unfortunately (for us) they thrive in our beautiful state’s never-ending heat and, due to the nature of our seasons, they can do so throughout the year.

Plenty of Moisture

Subterranean termites need moisture to survive. This is because of their extremely thin skin which, if left too dry, can be fatal. For this reason, termites will take every precaution to make sure their environment remains moist enough for their survival. One example of this is found in the mud tubes they create when traveling from one place of moisture to another. If your home has a termite infestation, one clear sign may be these mud tubes climbing up the exterior foundation of your home, usually stopping where the structural wood starts.

Water Damaged/Rotting Wood

Subterranean termites don’t usually invade just any wood. Remember that thin skin we talked about earlier? Here is where that affects their choice of wood when invading. They usually invade water-damaged or rotting wood. If the quality of your home’s wood has been affected by the recent hurricane, there is a good chance that, day by day, your home is becoming more and more attractive to termites. This is why it is vitally important that you contact a pest professional.

How Lindsey Can Help

Lindsey offers the highest quality termite control service in the business. Here at Lindsey, we have the most cutting-edge pest control on the market, implementing the use of technologies such as the Termatrac T3i for termite detection, as well as the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ which ensures, if termites are on your property, they also won’t be for much longer. If your home has fallen siege to wood-destroying pests, call Lindsey. You will never regret your decision to protect your home from pests.


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