In the United States, termites are present in every state except for Alaska, and homeowners must understand the possible effects that a termite infestation may have on their homes and what the signs of a termite infestation look like. 

Residents of central Florida are especially aware of drywood termites since these pests are infamous throughout the state. The faster that an experienced exterminator can rid your home of termites, the less structural damage that can occur due to the termites’ activity.

At Biotherm Green Solutions in Florida, our professional exterminators have the knowledge, skills, experience, and equipment to thoroughly inspect your home for termite activity, identify the locations of the activity, and provide you with the complete extermination service you need to ensure that your home is safe and structurally sound. 

What makes drywood termites unique instead of other types of termites is that drywood termites do not rely on moisture. They only need to remain in their wood galleries, never needing to seek out moisture from the soil. Wooden structures that can be eaten through quickly are especially susceptible to termite infestations.

Look for These Signs of Drywood Termite Activity in Your Orlando, Florida Home

As an Orlando, Florida homeowner, you need to be aware of the common signs of termite activity so that you can catch the issue as soon as possible before the pests have had a chance to nestle into your happy home and make it theirs. Here are some of the most common signs of drywood termite activity:

  • Flying termites or “swarmers” looking to reproduce by moving from one place to another
  • Termite wings are left behind once the flying termites have found a location to call home and begin to reproduce.
  • Clicking noises are made as termites eat through your home’s wooden structures.
  • Visible termites are resting on wooden surfaces. They will likely look like light brown ants.
  • Frass, or termite droppings, left behind after the termite eats. Since termites eat wood, their excrement also resembles wood in the form of sawdust.
  • Hollow or weak timber most easily noticeable in furniture, windows, and doors.

Suppose you have found evidence that you may have a termite infestation. In that case, it is time to call in the experts at Biotherm Green Solutions to eradicate the pests using specific extermination methods, including thermal remediation.

What Is Thermal Remediation?

Since typical drywood termites thrive in warm climates, specifically temperatures ranging from 75℉ to 95℉, a thermal remediation treatment uses special heaters to blow dry hot air throughout your home at a temperature of at least 120℉. It will need to last for a minimum of 35 minutes to kill termites and their eggs effectively.

Biotherm uses a non-chemical, non-toxic heating process to introduce clean, dry heat into a structure to eliminate dry wood termites. Our technicians are on-site for the entire job and gradually increase the treatment area’s temperature to between 145℉ to 150℉ degrees so that the wood core reaches at least 120℉ degrees.

Biotherm’s Orlando technicians then maintain and monitor the temperature with our Safe Pest Control Heaters at or above that level for several hours to ensure a thorough and complete kill of all termite life stages, including their eggs.

The entire process can be completed in as little as 8 hours. Treatment times vary from one structure to another, depending on the building’s construction and the weather.

One of the best aspects of the thermal remediation treatment is that it does not use poison gas fumigation, so it is environmentally-friendly and leaves no chemical residue. 

Since the heat will be extreme in your home, our professional exterminators will walk through your home and make recommendations of which items should be removed before the treatment so that you do not lose anything precious or valuable.

Contact Our Expert Termite Exterminators in Florida

At Biotherm Green Solutions, we understand the threat that a drywood termite infestation poses to your Florida home, and we want to help you eliminate that threat. 

If you have seen any of the above signs of termite activity or you just want an inspection from an experienced Florida exterminator, contact Biotherm Green Solutions today to schedule an appointment!

Biotherm Green Solutions serves Orlando, Tampa, and most of Florida. We are an industry leader with years of specialty experience in heating homes, businesses, vehicles, and institutional facilities in Florida. Biotherm’s technicians have the tools and expertise to exterminate dry wood termite infestations in all stages of life.

We approach each client individually by selecting the best treatment plan and guiding you on preventing future infestations. With over 5000 successful Heat Treatments completed, our attention to detail, and experience, we have few repeat customers because we get the job done right the first time.