We Know Termites & We Know Orlando
Whether you’re already have an active infestation or you’re trying to prevent future termite damage, you can trust ABC Home & Commercial Services to solve your problem. Our family-owned pest control business has helped thousands of Houston area homeowners with their termites over the past 30+ years and we’ll be here to help you, too.
Installing a Termite Barrier Around Your Home
For the highest level of prevention, ABC installs a bait system around your house called Sentricon to attract and eliminate active colonies in the area. Foraging termites are more attracted to the bait in the underground stations than the cellulose that makes up the wood in your home, and take it back to the colony. This bait inhibits the growth of termites that come into contact with it, including the queen, And prevents eggs from hatching. This effectively wipes out the entire termite colony before it can ever reach your home.
This scientifically-proven solution is effective, and also earned the President’s Green Chemistry Award for environmental safety. Sentricon is used to protect many of our national treasures from termite damage, including The Statue of Liberty and, The White House, and the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, ABC offers a termite warranty on your home once the system is installed with a yearly maintenance agreement. This means if termites cause damage at your home, ABC will not only retreat for termites, but also fix the damage they caused.
Another preventative solution is called Termimesh, which is a product which is commonly installed during new home construction. Termimesh is a completely non-toxic metal screen which is 100% effective to consider if you are currently building your home.
Getting Rid of Active Termites
If you think you have termites, don’t wait. Damage can occur long before evidence of termites has been spotted.
When it comes to termites, our experts will:
- Inspect your home and surrounding property for active termites and any damage they may have caused;
- Confirm pest activity, termite species, affected areas, and the access points these pests are using to enter the home; and
- Apply treatments to all affected areas and entry points to eliminate existing colonies and prevent further damage.
Immediately after treatment, it’s normal to see increased termite activity as previously undetectable insects are being driven out of their normal hiding spots. The good news is that the exposed termites will carry the treatment solution back to their colonies, which will then effectively “treat” the insects that were not present at the original treatment site. Contact an ABC Termite expert today to get started with a free estimate.
When termites are on the move, they are more likely to come across a bait station and bring these tasty, but deadly, morsels back to the colony to share with the other members, including the queen.Customers who take advantage of our Signature Service will receive quarterly visits by our skilled technicians to confirm that there is no termite activity and to replenish or reposition bait stations, as needed.
One of the main reasons ABC chose Sentricon for termite treatments is that it has been designed to specifically target termites and has proven to be non-toxic to mammals. Noviflumuron, the active ingredient, has been approved to use in homes which draw upon a cistern or well and even in coastal regions where homes are placed atop stilts.
At ABC Home & Commercial Services, your family’s safety is our top concern. We listen to our customers’ concerns about the products used in their homes and train our technicians to apply any chemical treatments carefully, in low concentrations and with the well-being of your children and pets in mind.
How soon can you arrive?
Because of the damage that termites can do to your property, the EPA and other agencies advise enlisting the help of a professional immediately if you suspect you have termites on your property. You can start off the process by contacting us at (407) 265-0665.
We’ll arrange to have someone meet you at your property at the earliest opportunity to conduct an initial inspection and provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.
Does ABC provide free termite inspections?
Yes! In order to provide you with an effective, long-term solution to your pest problem, we create a free, customized estimate based on the pest activity you are seeing.
During your inspection, a highly-trained ABC technician will ask you some questions to learn more about which pests have become a problem and any circumstances unique to your property which might be impacting your control efforts to date. They will look at common areas pests breed and rest and determine the extent of your infestation and what interventions would be best.
You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. ABC will provide treatment recommendations, and once approved, your termite protection plan can be scheduled and implemented.
Is there anything I can do to prevent termites?
The most effective way to prevent a termite problem is to start when your home is first built. As mentioned above, Termimesh is 100% effective at preventing termites from getting around your pipes can service wiring, which are the most common entry points. Another tactic is to use treated lumber for either renovations or new builds since this material is less attractive to foraging termites.
If you are like most homeowners, your home is already built. In that case, you can keep termites away from your foundation by removing anything that might be attractive to these pests—think leftover lumber from a recent project or firewood—or at least moving these piles away from your home. If you do need to keep these stacks in your yard, try to keep them up off the bare ground. Ensure that your lawn is well-maintained so that brush and other vegetation aren’t attracting these hungry pests to your property.
Termites don’t just come looking for food—they also need water to survive. Keep these insects away by removing any damp or moist areas, including fixing leaky outdoor faucets and dumping out standing water in birdbaths, children’s toys and other problem areas. If needed, address drainage issues or improve ventilation to make your home and yard less hospitable to these pesky pests.
Lastly, take a hard look at your home’s exterior to find any cracks or voids that might provide a pathway inside. ABC’s trained technicians can quickly point out these potential problem areas and suggest other strategies to keep termites away from your home.