Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Orlando Termite Prevention

Termites can damage your Central Florida home. They can go undetected for years and create small holes into your walls and even your furniture. Their fecal pellets cause an odor that does not go away after being cleansed. They leave discoloration and blisters in hardwood floors and your paints. Before you know it, the infestation is widespread and you may need to replace your floors and walls completely.

Along with having a regular termite company treat your home, throughout the Orlando area including, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Lake Mary, Sanford, Apopka and Winter Park, there are a few things you can do for termite prevention:

  • Keep your home and yard free from anything that might attract termites will certainly help.
  • Remove any rubbish, debris and timber lying around.
  • Don't store firewood or have any timber, dead branches and building materials lying directly on the ground around your yard.
  • Keep gardens tidy by removing any thick overgrown plants from around your home. Thick vegetation creates areas of intense moisture which attracts termites. 
  • Any building done around your home such as retaining walls, decks, pergolas, garden beds, fences, in fact any timber structures must be built using treated timber.
  • If your house is built on a concrete slab then make sure the edge of the slab is visible at all times as well as the weep holes.
  • Termites need water and moisture attracts them. Any leaking taps, pipes or water that pools up around your home are all invites to the termites.
  • Look out for any cracks or holes around the foundation of your home and seal them. An entry point as thick as a piece of paper is all the termites need to gain entry.

Finally, the best preventative thing all homeowners can do is to get your home inspected for termites annually. It is better to have the peace of mind with an annual check. It's a lot cheaper to have regular inspections than to discover a damaging infestation and not only have to have a complete treatment but have to rebuild and repair any damage. Termites have the ability to completely destroy houses resulting in a total rebuild.

The good news is that there is a pest control company that specialized in termite extermination. They are able to tell whether your house is infested by termites and know how to treat infested areas.

For more information about residential and commercial pest control, including termite control, contact Miller Enviro-Care.

Miller Enviro-Care has over 30 years of combined experience in Pest Prevention, Termite Protection, Irrigation Systems, Sod Supply and Lawn Care Solutions. Based in Oviedo, we are in business to protect the health, food, property and quality of our environment for customers throughout the Orlando area including, but not limited to Winter Springs, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Lake Mary, Sanford, Apopka and Winter Park.

For a free estimate, call 407.359.8888 or visit

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