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Termite Control

Termites Can be Your Worst Nightmare! Al Harris Pest Control Provides Comprehensive Termite Prevention and Termite Elimination

Because of Florida’s warm year-round climate, termites can breed and infest your property year-round. The professionals at Al Harris Pest Control are committed to providing comprehensive termite control plans to protect your property from termite infestation or to eliminate existing termites. We believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Protecting your property from termites begins with a thorough inspection and is followed by implementing your properties individual treatment plan. We utilize a localized and broad-spectrum approach to termite treatments. When termites are detected we not only destroy the termites, but we find the root of the problem and eliminate the source. We are committed to your complete satisfaction and offer a 1-year guarantee once your property is termite free. There is also an option for you to renew the guarantee on a yearly basis.

Common Termites Found in Florida

Florida is home to a variety of termites. Damage caused by termites exceeds the combined damage of floods, hurricanes and fires combined. Termites are difficult to see but they are foraging for food, 365 days a year. The only time you may ever be aware of termites is in early spring when termites swarming begins as winged reproductive termites leave their colonies in search of new territory. Here is a list of termites we commonly find in our service area.

Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termites are very common in Florida. They are among the most aggressive and destructive wood destroying pests. Subterranean colonies can be massive and be measured in the millions. The good news is that infestations caused by subterranean termites are preventable. Because subterranean termites are so difficult to see, the best prevention is to have your property thoroughly inspected. At Al Harris Pest Control we treat your soil with Premise, a natural, biodegradable, “Green” pest control solution that lasts for 5 to 7 years.

Drywood Termites: Unlike subterranean termites, Drywood termites’ nest above ground. They tend to infest solid hardwoods and softwoods including wooden furniture, antiques, and building lumber. Because Drywood termites can nest in furniture, they can move with you and potentially infest your new home or property. Depending on the extent of infestation, Al Harris Pest Control may treat Drywood termites with liquid spot treatments. More than one treatment may be necessary. In more serious infestations we recommend tent fumigation. Tent fumigation ensures that all termites are destroyed.

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Dampwood Termites: As the name would imply, Dampwood Termites require a water source to thrive. That water source could be a leaky roof, parts of a structure exposed to rainfall or irrigation, or wood to soil contact where moisture is prevalent. Eliminating these free sources of water can go a long way to helping eliminate Dampwood termites. Dampwood termites often prefer to nest in trees and gain access via crevices, tree holes, and pruning scars. They will also find homes in untreated fence posts, or cracks in wooden siding. Colonies of Dampwood termites are not as large as other termites and generally number in the thousands.

Don’t Let a Termite Infestation Wreak Havoc to your Building, Take Control of Termites with Termite Control Services from Al Harris Pest Control Inc.

Al Harris Pest Control is dedicated to every customer and strives to give each client the best in high-quality services and products. If you suspect that your residential or commercial property is infested with termites, don’t wait! Contact Al Harris Pest Control today to schedule your termite inspection and start your termite control services.

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Areas We Service

Sarasota County

Bee Ridge, Englewood, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Laurel, Lido Key, Myakka, Nokomis, North Port, North Sarasota, Osprey, Plantation, Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, Southgate, South Sarasota, South Venice, St Armands Key, Tallevast, The Meadows, University Park, Vamo, Venice, Venice Gardens

Manatee County

Anna Maria Island, Bayshore Gardens, Braden River, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton East, Cortez, Ellenton, Homes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Oneco, Palmetto, Palma Sola, Parrish, Samoset, Snead Island, South Bradenton, Memphis, West Bradenton, Whitfield

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Phone:  (941) 378-0000
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Al Harris Pest Control Inc
6100 Palmer Blvd. Unit A
Sarasota , FL 34232

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Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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