If you're battling your own termite control Tallahassee problems, you might be in some serious trouble if you're inexperienced or the termite swarm is too severe. Although you might have to pay a few extra bucks to get professional help (the average cost to hire pest control services averages between $109 and $284 depending on the severity), that's a much better option than letting those pesky pests destroy your property.
Across Florida, termites have been causing serious damage to structures for decades. These insects have been destroying homes, ruining businesses, and, in some major circumstances, even shutting down schools.
"The infestation was so bad, it was all over the children, all over the school, all over the floor," said Angela Carter, a mother of 5-year-old twins who are students of Chappell School. "It was like some type of horror movie."
According to First Coast News, the school first noticed a termite issue in May when entire swarms took over classrooms. The school reacted immediately and closed down to treat the building with pesticide, but the infestation didn't completely go away. Suzanne Beevers, Director of Operations, released the following statement:
At Chappell Schools the safety and well-being of the children is our number one priority. We have fully treated our building for the termites and at this time there is nothing more that can be done to prevent the swarming in the afternoons from happening.
Whether the infestation has occurred inside a home, business, or school, it's recommended that the following be done:
- Clean gutters and point them away from the building's structure.
- Keep any piles of wood or clutter far away from the structure of the home or building.
- Don't leave outside lights on for long periods of time during the warmer months because termites are drawn to the warmth.
- Don't point sprinklers directly at the building to avoid water damage.
The most important tip, however, to prevent termite damage and other pest infestations is to work with a trusted insect control service. Protect your homes, businesses, and schools this summer with experienced termite control Tallahassee exterminators. If you want to work with one of the best termite control Tallahassee companies, contact Dixon Pest Services today.