Category Archives: Termite Control

Dampwood Termites

As the name suggests, dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Bodies of king and queen dampwood termites range in size from 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch long and have two pairs of wings that are equal in size and shape and extend beyond their abdomen. Nymphs range up to 5/8 inch and worker dampwood termites are up to 3/4 inch.

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What To Do If You Have Termites

The best way to effectively treat an existing termite infestation is through professional pest control, but there are steps homeowners can take to help keep the pests from invading in the first place.

For instance, simple things, such as keeping tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house can help.

Termite Pest Control
Termite Pest Control

We recommend these tips for controlling termites:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and AC units.
  • Repair fascia and soffits and rotted roof shingles. Some termites are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  • Replace weather stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and 5 inches off the ground.
  • Routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source), cracked or bubbling paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Direct water away from your house through properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Visit Pestworld.org to find a qualified pest professional for additional advice and treatment if necessary.

Hulett Environmental Services encourages public awareness about insects of foreign origin

Hulett Environmental Services encourage homeowners to also be on the lookout for the following invasive species this summer:

Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) – RIFAs were brought to the United States in 1930 from South America and are mainly found in the southern region of the country. When disturbed, they are known to swarm and sting humans, often causing painful welts on the skin.

Asian Tiger Mosquito – Originating from Southeast Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito is now found throughout the eastern, Midwestern and southern states. This mosquito species can cause an irritable bite and spread several diseases, including Dengue fever, West Nile virus and Japanese Encephalitis.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Likely introduced from Eastern Asia, stink bugs are most prevalent in the northeast. While stink bugs don’t pose any health threats, they can produce an unpleasant odor when crushed.

Formosan Termite – Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most aggressive subterranean termite species. They are capable of consuming wood at rapid speeds, posing a serious structural threat to a property if left untreated.

Termite Prevention Tips from Hulett Envrionmental Services

Hulett Environmental offers the following prevention tips for homeowners to help guard against termites:

Termite Pest Control
Termite Pest Control
  • Carefully inspect the perimeter of the home for mud tubes and rotting wood.
  • Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Maintain a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and check it for pests before bringing it indoors.
  • Divert water away from the home through properly functioning downspouts and gutters.

For more information on termites, please visit www.bugs.com

What Termite Treatment Does Hulett Environmental Recommend?

The truth is, there are two kinds of homes: those that have had termites and those that will get them.  And, while they cause $5 billion in damage each year, there is no reason to run away from the purchase.  A pest control professional can correct the problem so that you can live comfortably in your dream home.

Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own.  On the other hand, pest control professionals have the training, expertise, equipment, and technology to eliminate termite infestations.

What Termite Treatment Does Hulett Recommend?
 

Different types of termites require different types of termite control services, and Hulett provides all of the most effective and environmentally responsible termite treatments!

Drywood Termites:

With Over 55 Florida LocationsDrywood termites require treatments such as Hulett’s structural (tent) fumigation or Hulett’s No Tent Termite Control. Both services are extremely effective, and Hulett can help you decide which one works best for you during your free termite inspection.

Tent fumigation requires the highest degree of skill and that is why very few companies offer this service. Hulett is a member of Dow AgroSciences “Commitment to Excellence” program. This program is a certification of quality and excellence. Companies that have this certification have a proven track record of high quality services and meticulous standards. Hulett has been a member of the “Commitment to Excellence” program since its beginning.

Another option, Hulett’s No Tent Termite Treatment, does not require you to leave your home.  There is no need to remove plants or flowers, no removal of uncanned foods, no removal of cosmetics or medications, no risk of landscaping or roof damage, no disconnecting of satellites or antennas, and no special shrub or tree trimming!  All of these things are part of a tent fumigation.

With Hulett’s No Tent Control, a residual material is used at key entry points to help keep termites from coming back. It is the use of such pioneering techniques that keeps Hulett out in front of the competition.

Subterranean Termites:

Subterranean termites are eliminated in ways such as Hulett’s Liquid Defense treatment or by Termite Baiting Systems.

Hulett’s Liquid Defense treatment creates an invisible liquid barrier around your home.  It manages termite colonies up to six times faster than baiting systems and has virtually no odor.

Baiting systems provide a food source for termites and then use an insect growth regulator to eliminate the colony.

Termite Control:

Do you live in South Florida and think termites may be invading your home or office? Hulett Environmental Services offers specialty termite controltreatments designed to control and eliminate these pests!

What is the most effective type of termite treatment?

What are the different types of termite treatments?

Currently, there are three types of treatments available for use by the professional: soil treatments, wood treatments and baits.

Soil treatments are liquid termiticides diluted with water to ensure adequate coverage in the soil. Injection of this system in the soil creates a treated area that repels or reduces the population of termites and envelops the structure with a long-term protection. This is the most commonly used system and may be used in combination with baits and/or wood treatment.

Wood treatments involve treating infested wood or potentially infested wood with liquids such as a traditional treatment or borate materials. This treatment type protects the wood from infestation and reduces or eliminates the infestation in the wood at the time of the treatment.

Baits are relatively new and involve installing bait stations in the ground. Termites then eat the bait and carry the active ingredient throughout the colony or area, thus reducing foraging, which in turn reduces the colony population. Baits are popular since there is no interior drilling, and they are less bother for the homeowner.

What is the most effective type of termite treatment?

The National Pest Management Association and the entire professional pest control industry are committed to providing highly effective treatment options for all pest issues.  The most effective type of treatment depends upon the specific infestation.  A trained and licensed pest control operator can assess each infestation separately and recommend a rigorous treatment plan that will effectively control the termite population.

Why should I choose Hulett Environmental Services?

  • All technicians are trained by a certified expert on a continuous basis to make sure they are current on all the latest techniques and methods.
  • All technicians are “professional” in appearance; with clean uniforms, pleasant professional manners, and an understanding of the importance of punctuality.
  • All technicians drive clean, safe, and professional appearing vehicles.
  • All technicians are registered with South Florida.
  • All technicians render quick response service calls, usually within 24 hours of notification.
  • Hulett has over 40 years of experience in the pest control industry.
  • President/owner Tim Hulett is a Graduate Entomologist.
  • Hulett leads the way to the future with our advanced treatment methods. We don’t “follow the pack.”
  • Hulett employees utilize state-of-the-art pest management programs.
  • Hulett is open Saturdays and has a 24 hour hotline.
  • Hulett is engaged in all phases of pest management: pest controlrodent controltermite controlfumigationlawn caremosquito controlcommercial services, and pre-construction services.

Termite Warning Signs


Termite Warning Signs
 

Termites feed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the cellulose found in wood and paper products. They are known as “silent destroyers” due to their ability to compromise the structure of a home without being noticed until it’s too late.

 

Termites are very destructive and the damage inflicted can be quite costly if left undetected.  Subterranean Termites are most likely to cause problems in Southern Arizona at this time of year, so it’s important for homeowners to be on the lookout for signs of these wood-destroying pests in and around their property.

Here are a few warning signs that termites may be present in a home:

1.       Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home

2.       Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped

3.       Darkening or blistering of wood structures

4.       Cracked or bubbling paint

5.       Small piles of feces that resembles sawdust near a termite nest 

6.       Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills, indicating swarmers have entered the home

 

If homeowners notice any of these signs, they should contact a pest professional who can best determine the extent of the problem and recommend a proper treatment plan. Homeowners are encouraged to get an free annual  termite inspection courtesy of Hulett Environmental Services.  To schedule your free termite inspection visit www.bugs.com

What questions should homeowners ask during a professional termite inspection/treatment?

What questions should homeowners ask during a professional termite inspection/treatment?

  • What type of treatment is recommended?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take to get rid of the termites?
  • What type of contract or guarantee is offered?
  • Are they a member of the National Pest Management Association?

Hulett Environmental Services Termite Control


Hulett’s trained inspectors evaluate each structure’s layout, then locate all potential sources of termite nesting, and identify penetration points in and around your home. Once your Free Termite Inspection is completed, an appropriate treatment will be recommended from any of the following:

• Liquid Defense Termite Treatment (Subterranean Termites)
• Termite Baiting System (Subterranean Termites)
• No-Tent Termite Control (Drywood Termites)
• Tent Fumigation (Drywood Termites)
• Preventative Termite Control (Options for both Subterranean and Drywood Termites)

Get your Free Professional Termite Inspection and no obligation price quote — Just Call Hulett today!

Hulett guarantees if the termites come back after one of their treatments, the problem will be re-treated at NO ADDITIONAL COST to you for as long as your agreement is renewed!

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Fort Pierce, FL 34945
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