If you own a home in Florida, it probably contains wood components. If it does, then you need to know about wood-destroying organisms and options for protecting your home.
This primer is aimed at Florida homeowners who want termite protection, but aren’t dealing with an emergency situation.
Unlike some pest problems, termites can’t be handled effectively with a do-it-yourself approach. You need professional help. As with any professional service you might seek, it’s a good idea to become an informed consumer before you pay for termite treatment.
Pest-management expert Faith Oi, an associate Extension scientist with the UF Entomology and Nematology Department, offers these 10 tips: