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No Tent Fumigation: Advantages of the No Tent Approach

Several different types of termites can cause expensive, time-consuming headaches for South Florida homeowners, including native and invasive drywood, dampwood, and subterranean wood-eaters. When young drywood reproductives, also known as alates, swarm, winged termite couples can enter your home through tiny cracks in the wood, on any floor of your home. 

Once inside, the young couple seals the opening and gets busy growing a new termite colony. Because drywood termites live inside the wood they are infesting, they may go unnoticed for years, until they do extensive damage to timber structures, hardwood flooring, doors and windows, home furnishings, attics, fascia boards, and wooden frames, as well as support timbers in stucco and brick homes.

Tell-Tale Signs of a Drywood Termite Infestation Can Involve Swarming and Frass

Typically infesting sound, non-decaying wood in older homes, drywood termites are well-adapted to dry environments, doing their best at 60°F, but have been known to survive at 110°F as well. Drywood termites have a thicker cuticle than other types of termites; this added protection helps them retain body moisture, plus these termites efficiently reabsorb water from their excrement that form distinctive, pellet shapes, known as “frass.” If you have noticed what looks like a pile of sawdust near wooden features in your home, you may be in the grips of a drywood termite infestation. 

Additionally, should you encounter winged alates swarming inside your home, or notice pairs of wings near windows or light sources, there’s a distinct possibility, you need to contact a trustworthy and reliable professional pest control company, such as Hulett Environmental Services. Available when you are, we will arrange a convenient time to conduct a free termite inspection. Our entomologist-trained termite specialists can assess your situation and set up a convenient time to get your home back on track to good health as soon as possible.

A pile of frass has collected on the floor.

Tent or No-Tent Termite Fumigation

As a South Florida homeowner, you’ve probably seen tents for fumigation going up, turning houses into temporary circus tents. For over 50 years, Hulett has tented thousands of South Florida homes with excellent results. However, the good news is that the evolution in liquid materials to combat drywood termites may make tent fumigation unnecessary, except in cases of multiple infestations.

Hulett’s No Tent Termite Control for Drywood Termites Saves Time and Money

In some cases, the No Tent option offered by Hulett eliminates the need to tent your home and “move out” for a few days. It also means you don’t have to pack up all of the food, medicine, and other sensitive items from your home. Say goodbye to:

  • Upending your family’s entire routine and spending money on hotel or rental accommodations
  • Moving plants and flowers out of harm’s way
  • Removing all food that is not canned from your home
  • Removing all medications and cosmetics from the area
  • Potential roof and landscape damage
  • Special tree and shrub trimming and pruning to accommodate tents
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting satellite dishes and antennas

During your free in-home inspection, our trained termite technicians will determine if your home is a candidate for the No Tent option and make recommendations based on their expertise. At Hulett, we are committed to your satisfaction and devoted to resolving any issues that may arise in termite control around your home as soon as humanly possible. Because we know you’re busy, we offer flexible appointment times to fit your schedule and lifestyle – just contact us to get started.

Termite damage on a windowsill.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our No-Tent Termite Treatments

How does “no tent” fumigation work?

An advanced, non-repellent material introduced to termite colonies is directly injected into existing drywood termite galleries. Because the materials are non-repellent, drywood workers don’t avoid these materials in their busy schedules, moving food and supplies around to different areas of drywood termite nests. 

Workers come into contact with the other termites in the colony, eventually infecting the queen, through the transfer of the liquid material from one termite to another termite throughout the colony. Once the queen is infected, it’s only a matter of time before the colony collapses. As a preventive measure, common termite entry points are treated to deter future infestations.

Is tentless termite treatment effective?

Absolutely! Here at Hulett Environmental Services, your 100% satisfaction is the only acceptable result of all our pest control services, including our tentless termite treatments. If termites return after we’ve completed our treatments, we’ll return and re-treat your home at no additional cost to you as long as your agreement is renewed! 

How much is tentless termite treatment?

Tentless termite treatments are not priced at a flat rate. The cost of termite control depends on your unique situation. However, we can present you with a quote following a free inspection!

Do you offer any discounts on no-tent termite treatments?

We offer several discounts and promotions to help provide you with affordable pest control. Repairing termite damage done to your structure is expensive, so we understand how it can be essential to save money where you can.

What kinds of termites can be treated with tentless termite treatment?

Our no-tent treatments are effective against drywood termites, which are among the most common types of termites found in Florida. Other types of termites, such as subterranean termites, may be able to be treated with the Sentricon® Termite Baiting System we use at Hulett. An expert from Hulett Environmental Services will be able to identify the type of termite you have in your structure and determine the best approach for treatment

Hulett’s Healthy Home Guarantee Offers Year-Round Protection From Pests

In South Florida, it’s a great idea to protect your home from termites year-round. Our Annual Termite Protection Program creates a protective barrier around your property to give you the peace of mind that comes with relying on a local company with over 50 years of experience and expertise in keeping South Florida homes and families protected from all manner of household pests. Building on three generations, the Hulett Family Team guides clients to the most responsible, effective, and affordable pest control services in South Florida. It’s our Healthy Home Guarantee!

Get started today with no tent termite treatments in Florida! Schedule your free inspection today with Hulett Environmental Services.