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termites in Florida

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:15 pm
by Judy
I was, or thought I was ready to purchase a MH and place it on some land I own in Florida. On a recent trip there to make some decisions, I was told by several people, that it was a very bad idea to get a wood frame or MH home in southern Florida due to the extreme problem with sub-terrainian termites. Does anyone have any specific knowledge concerning this? How are there so many MH Retirement Parks in Florida then? Is there someway to treat the MH or ground to protect against termites? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:58 pm
by Pendragon
Virtually all homes are wood framed, even most brick homes are actually a brick veneer around a wood frame.

Regular termite treatments are a must, most people just sign up for a yearly contract.

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 1:31 pm
by Kevin C
You can check with a pest control service and they can treat the area where the home is going to be set. Any good pest control service can do it, but I do not recommend Terminex. I had a very unpleasant experience with them.

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:49 am
by John A. Montgomery
What do thry look like?

The reason that I asked is that two weeks ago I had our haouse treated for sub-terrainian termites. Several dys ago our house has been the home of hundreds of little black bug flying and crawling around the inside of our house.

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:05 am
by grege123
Hello,

I want to share my views about termites.Termites have damaged my home windows and I don't realize about but when i see it I immediately have done a termite treatment.

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:23 am
by charlie23
grege123 wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:05 am
Hello,

I want to share my views about termites. Termites have damaged my home windows and I don't realize about but when i see it I immediately have done a termite treatment.
Hello grege,

Could you please tell me what type of termite treatment methods you have used to control termites at your home???

Re: termites in Florida

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:41 am
by Elephanto
charlie23 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:23 am
grege123 wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:05 am
Hello,

I want to share my views about termites. Termites have damaged my home windows and I don't realize about but when i see it I immediately have done a termite treatment.
Hello grege,

Could you please tell me what type of termite treatment methods you have used to control termites at your home???
I suppose he won't answer you back, but I can put my two cents here. I suggest you check the article on pestcontrolhacks about those pesky critters. The first thing you need to know is to look for the signs of termites infestation, otherwise, you may confuse it with carpenter ants, for example, or other types of bugs. Then you should decide would you rather call a pest control service or deal with it by yourself.