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Termites, To Treat or Not to Treat

As the top inspection company in Brevard County, we do more termite inspections than anyone else in the area. Termite inspections are done usually at the sale of a home, yearly or more when under a termite bond, and at the request of a homeowner. Our inspectors are trained at the University of Florida, Pest Management University on the latest techniques and learn time tested processes for finding evidence of termites. Evidence can be found in many ways including galleries, exit holes, frass, wings, mud tubes and of course, termites. For most inspections, there are limitations to what can be seen or inspected. Sometimes the owner’s belongings will be blocking access and we just might not fit in an area of the crawlspace or attic. We use knowledge of conducive conditions and sounding wood with other techniques to find the evidence. Once we find the evidence we report it and make recommendations. Depending on the type of termites there are several treatment options. Treatments can include fumigation, local treatments of an area, chemical barriers and baits. The question usually comes up, should we treat? The answer is not always simple but unless there has been a recent treatment then a preventative treatment is advised. Termites can go unnoticed even with a great experienced inspector so preventative treatments can make sense. We do offer chemical treatments but only when necessary. In many occasions, we recommend Sentricon® bait stations for Termite Colony Elimination. This works without pouring chemicals around your home and comes with a bond for years.

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How to get rid of mosquitoes

Looking to get rid of mosquitoes so you can finally enjoy the outdoors? We have the latest technology in mosquito control that is just hitting the market!

Watch this video from In2Care first… so you can see how it works.

How it works: In2Care Mosquito Trap

After watching the video, you should understand how revolutionizing this mosquito fungicide is. It’s safe for pets, humans, butterflies, bees, and specifically targets female mosquitos to cease the reproductive process!

How do you start and what do we do?

Depending on your yard size, we will implement the traps in shady areas. Our technician will also complete an initial spray if necessary to knock down the mosquito population. This is so you see an immediate difference as the traps take about 10 days for the process to become effective.

Every month thereafter, we will replenish the traps with fresh fungicide and you will finally be able to enjoy your backyard area!

You can read more information about our traps here.

Contact us immediately to get on our schedule!

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What is a WDO inspection

Wood Destroying Organism Inspection, otherwise known as, the Termite Inspection.

What what is it?

The WDO/termite inspection is a visual inspection for wood destroying organisms which includes: termites, certain “wood boring” beetles, and wood decay fungi.

Pretty much everyone is aware of termites, but in Florida, we include all types of organisms that “eat” wood.

Wood Decay Fungi is basically the white fungus that is on rotten wood. So this when you have a significant roof leak.

How is the inspection performed?

A WDO inspector will walk the exterior of your home, tap onto soffits to check for termite droppings, walk the interior of your home, tap on baseboards, evaluate all wood components, and also climb through the attic.

The inspector is looking for termite droppings, mud tubes created by subterranean termites, decayed wood, exit holes, and galleries.

Should you get a WDO or termite inspection?

Yes. All Florida homes should complete a WDO inspection yearly, even homes made out of concrete block. Concrete homes have wood framing, trim, and decor. Not to mention, termites have been found eating drywall due to its cellulose components.

It is vital to keep up with regular home inspections in order to maintain your home properly. Just like with your teeth, if you do not maintain them, it can cause serious damage overtime.

Do you have questions about WDO’s? Contact us here.

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