Did you know research shows that homeowners across the country spend more than 5 billion dollars per year on termite control and repair services? If you’ve noticed signs like hollow-sounding mud tubes and wood through your home, it probably means termites have taken over your home.

But what do you do if you suspect you have termites in your home? Call Alford Wildlife and Pest Management to start termite treatment methods as soon as possible!

Boasting extensive industry knowledge and prowess in this field of work, our experienced and certified workers eradicate termites before they cause even more damage to your property.


Termites on a piece of wood eating at it

Types of Termites

These are the most common termites:

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are only 1-inch in size and generally boat a cream-colored and pale shade. These are further categorized as workers, soldiers, and swarmers.

Dry Wood Termites

Dry wood termites may also vary in size and color depending on their caste. Ranging from three-eighths of an inch to one-half of an inch, dry wood termites end up growing termites and start forming new colonies, i.e., areas inside your home.

Formosan Subterranean Termites

Formosan subterranean termites are not longer than one-half of an inch alongside wings. They are a yellowish-brown color, and are almost always hungry, feeding on your wood.


Signs of a Termite Infestation

Old and grunge wood board was eating by group of termites

Identifying termite infestation in its early stages is imperative to ensure you reduce the damage done to your house. Termites cause more than a billion-dollar damage per year in the US. Here are common signs of termite infestation:

  • Knock on your wood to see whether it produces a soft thudding or hollow sound. If it does, it means you likely have a termite infestation. Utilize a screwdriver and press it into the wood to see whether the wood gives in quickly or not.
  • Subterranean termites create highways from tubes of mud to connect wood to the soil. These mud tubes are typically as wide as your conventional pencil. If you notice these anywhere in your home, it means it’s time to contact a termite control service provider.
  • Subterranean termites often shed their wings when they start creating a new colony. Look out for piles of wings shaped like sunflower seeds.
  • Termites living inside the wall of your house lead to excessive drywall damage. They allow moisture to enter the area between the paint and the surface. Ultimately, your pain starts peeling, bubbling, or buckling.
  • You may find termite droppings in the shape of oval, small, and granular pellets on baseboards, windowsills, and door frames.
  • There’s always a chance you may notice live termites flying around your house. These are often mistaken with flying ants, make sure you know the difference.

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Why Contact Alford Wildlife and Pest Management

At Alford Wildlife and Pest Management, we offer local, affordable and reliable termite removal services across various areas in Southwest and Central Florida including Tampa, Sarasota, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and most of the surrounding areas.

Our committed team of skilled workers strives to provide maximum customer satisfaction through stellar termite control services.

Experienced and Reliable Services

Our highly trained and qualified team boasts expansive industry knowledge alongside several years of experience that allows them to provide useful and reliable termite removal services.

We offer throughout services, from inspection and extermination to follow-up maintenance to ensure there is no more termite damage.

Looking for termite treatment services? Contact Alford Wildlife & Pest Management today and schedule your free termite inspection.

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