"Your company was responsive and helpful, providing options and services that
fit the demands of the administrators of the properties, and the subsequent
services were delivered in a timely and effective manner. You solved my problems
and that is a good thing in this business."
Thanks again for the
John Speckman, A.M.S.
Director of Management
Rampart Properties, Inc.
There are three main types of wood-destroying organisms that can be found in
a structure. They include Drywood Termites, Subterranean Termites and
Wood-Decaying Fungi. Drywood Termites are extremely common throughout the south
and can be detected by finding small “coffee grain” like pellets that have
fallen out of small cracks and crevices throughout a structure. These pellets
can also come out of small holes in an area of the home caused by an active
Drywood Termite infestation. However, if you have ever had a Drywood Termite
swarm, this is something you won’t forget. You will find termite bodies and
hundreds of wings around the house often on window-sills and doorways because
termites will swarm to the light. The most effective treatment to eliminate all
of the Drywood Termites in a single treatment is Tent Fumigation. In this
process, Vikane Gas is used to eliminate all of the Drywood Termites and any
other living pest throughout the structure. Vikane Gas has been used to
eliminate Drywood Termites for over 50 years and does not leave any residue.
Exterm-A-Tech’s Termite Inspectors are trained to educate you on this process so
you fully understand the preparation and process of fumigation (Click
here for Fumigation Prep Instructions). As the homeowner, there
are certain things that you will need to do to prepare your home inside and out.
However, we can walk you through this process so you are fully informed and not
Once we have tented a structure, it is under warranty for one year. After one
year, you can choose to renew your agreement up to four (4) additional years
along with an annual renewal fee. Along with your annual renewal fee, we offer a
full inspection of the previously treated structure. If, while under contract,
active Drywood Termites are present, Exterm-A-Tech will re-tent the originally
fumigated structure. Very few companies, if any, offer a re-tent warranty. Most
companies offer spot treatment only if Drywood Termites re-infest the structure.
This is one of the features that make Exterm-A-Tech stand out from other termite
treatment companies. Be careful that while under a Drywood Termite warranty you
don’t re-infest your home by bringing in an infested piece of furniture or new
kitchen cabinetry that is infested, this can void your warranty. Exterm-A-Tech
also offers article fumigation treated in our fumigation chamber. This is an
inexpensive way to avoid re-infesting your home.
The second type of termite is the Subterranean Termite. This is the most
destructive termite. If undetected or untreated, the Subterranean Termite can
eat through walls, baseboards, flooring and other parts of your home very
quickly. These termites are typically detected by mud tunnels and damage
throughout a structure. Subterranean termites come from underground and use mud
tunnels to travel from the ground up into a
Exterm-A-Tech’s inspectors are trained to recognize this type of damage and
activity and will provide pictures of their findings so you too can see what is
going on in your attic or crawl space.
Exterm-A-Tech recommends the Sentricon Colony Elimination System to detect
and eliminate Subterranean Termites. We have used the Sentricon system for over
seventeen (17) years and have 100% success rate. Sentricon is a non-intrusive
treatment. Liquid chemical applications requires drilling holes into the
foundation and injecting hundreds of gallons of poisonous termicide in and
around your home. The Sentricon System is installed around the perimeter of a
structure and is monitored on a quarterly basis by one of our trained Sentricon
Technicians. The stations are placed in the ground just outside the perimeter
walls of your home every 8 – 10 feet apart. We will install the newest bait
developed by Dow Agro Sciences called Always Active HD bait.
Always Active bait is highly durable and dense bait that can last up to 5 – 6
years in the ground around your home. Once the bait breaks down or is eaten we
will install new bait at no additional cost to you. The more “grungy” the bait
becomes the more attractive and soluble it is to the Subterranean Termites. Once
a colony or colonies of Subterranean Termites has consumed the bait and is
eliminated, the system continue to act like an “alarm” system which is monitored
by our technician throughout the year and baited as termite activity is present.
The cost for this program includes a one-time install fee and an annual renewal
fee for as long as you want to maintain the system.
Even when an active Subterranean Termite colony is not present this system is
still working for you. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly safe
treatment Sentricon Colony Elimination System is your best choice and is the
winner of the
Green Chemistry Award.
We are so sure that the Sentricon Colony Elimination system is the right
choice for your home that we provide a damage protection bond for all Sentricon
customers. So call us today because we want to
be your authorized service provider.
Wood Decaying Fungi
The third type of wood destroying organism is Wood-Decaying Fungi also known
as WDF. WDF is caused by water damage, most likely from a leak in the roof,
gutters, plumbing leaks, leaking windows and doors, cracks in exterior surfaces
and poor drainage from exterior grading. Wood Decaying Fungi can cause the wood
to deteriorate and can be a desirable feeding area for termites if not treated
or repaired. Exterm-A-Tech’s inspectors are trained to recognize these
conditions and can recommend proper remediation techniques to correct these
Drywood Termite Tent Fumigation
Article Fumigation including furniture, cabinets, automobiles,
Sentricon Colony Elimination System (For
Liquid Spot Treatments
Wood Decaying Fungi treatments and recommendations for repairing the
Installation of Vapor barriers
Pre-Treats of additions and new construction
Free Termite Treatment Estimates
Free Termite Identifications
Minor Damage Repairs
Exterm-A-Tech: Is a Tampa Bay Pest Control Company, located in St. Petersburg,
Florida Serving All of Pinellas County. We Offer Full Service Pest Control and
Termite Control. Sitemap Two Three. Our Pest Control Services Include: General
Pest Control, Elimination of Bees & Wasps, Extermination of Roaches (American,
Australian, Smokey Brown Roaches AKA: Palmetto Bugs), Ants (Carpenter Ants,
Pharaoh Ants, Ghost Ants, Big Headed Ants, White Footed Ants, Crazy Ants, &
More, Bed Bug Inspection & Fumigation, Fleas, Ticks and Spiders. Pinellas
Termite Inspectors, Termite Control, Termite Fumigation, Termite Tenting as well
as Rodent Control, Rodent Baiting, Trapping & Proofing, Wildlife Control, Wood
Decaying Fungi Treatments & Damage Repai St. Petersburg.