Solutions for Drywood Termites
If you notice any signs of infestation around your home, contact Hulett Environmental Services today for a FREE inspection. A certified entomologist will correctly identify the termite or insects, and then be able to recommend the proper course of treatment. Our pest control company has served as South Florida’s trusted termite experts for over 50 years, including Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Fort Pierce. Keep reading to learn more about both our no-tent and tent fumigation solutions for drywood termites.
Tentless Termite Treatment
No-tent termite control can be an excellent alternative to tent fumigation. It can make treating your home for drywood termites a much easier process. Hulett’s “No Tent” termite control offers homeowners a convenient and hassle-free way to eliminate termites…without tenting or fumigating. If your home or business is infested with termites, and we are able to determine through detailed inspection that the infestation is localized and was detected early in development, then Hulett may recommend the Hulett “No Tent” Termite Treatment. However, under certain circumstances, having your home tented and fumigated may be the only course of action.
Hulett’s “No Tent” Termite Control addresses the unique behaviors of South Florida’s drywood termite species. In comparison to all of the preparations and requirements by the homeowners to complete before fumigation, and the required evacuation for multiple days when fumigating, the tentless termite treatment option may be the best route for your family to take, and it is effective too.
Normal termite tenting requires the homeowner to relocate for at least 3 days and also involves the removal of all uncanned foods from the property. Preparations are also required for medicines, exterior bushes, TV antennas, and the list goes on. However, Hulett’s Tentless Termite & Pest Control Treatment is effective, without the aggravation.
The Advantages of “No Tent” Treatment
When looking at alternative termite treatments, the “No Tent” treatment process available from Hulett Environmental Services is the best solution. There are countless benefits, with the most significant being the minimal disruption there will be to your everyday life.
- NO need to move out of your home.
- NO removal of plants or flowers.
- NO removal of uncanned foods.
- NO removal of cosmetics or medications.
- NO risk of landscaping or roof damage.
- NO disconnecting of satellite dishes or antennas.
- NO special shrub or tree trimming required.
Our No Tent Termite Treatment Process
Hulett’s trained professionals perform a direct injection into the termite galleries with an advanced non-repellent product. Our “No Tent” Termite Treatment addresses infestations of any size and scale.
Termite comes in contact with treated surface.
Worker distributes to the rest of colony via “transfer effect.”
Liquid solution eventually reaches the colony’s queen termite, eradicating it.
Common termite entry points are also treated as a preventive measure. The convenience of not having to move out of your home combined with the new technology and chemistry of the treatment process makes this a great alternative to tenting.
Termite Control Discounts & Coupons
Valid on new service only. Discounts cannot be applied toward current services or renewals.
Tent Fumigation for Termites
For over 50 years, Hulett has tented thousands of homes and buildings throughout South Florida! When Drywood Termites can be found throughout your home in various parts of the attic, facia, or walls, then fumigating a home is likely the best treatment option to ensure that all the drywood termites are controlled throughout the entire home, even in the hard to access areas.
Douglas Products “Commitment to Excellence” Program — Hulett is and has been a member of the Douglas Products “Commitment to Excellence” Program since its inception in 2000. Under the auspices of Douglas Products, admission into the program requires extensive and continuous training, with special emphasis on all mandatory safety practices including proper aeration and the use of secondary locks. To ensure that all members maintain the high standards established by the program, a series of written examinations must be passed without exception.
Fumigation is an exact science that requires skill, experience, and knowledge to make sure that the drywood termites are controlled, but also to make sure that the fumigation is done properly to best protect you, your family, and your home.
There are many critical steps in fumigation that all take precision and experience. This includes a thorough inspection of your home to determine where drywood termites are harboring, properly measuring a home’s volume in cubic feet, determining where the product should be introduced, wrapping a home in a neat and tedious fashion to hold in the product during the fumigation process, calculating how much product is required to control the termites with factors such as temperature, slab-type, wind speed, etc., and monitoring the concentration and accumulated dosage throughout the fumigation to ensure that the termites received a lethal dose. Because of all these calculated steps, to eliminate a termite infestation by tent fumigation is not a job for amateurs.
Hulett Environmental Services Termite Tenting FAQ
If you’re about to have your home or business tented for a drywood termite infestation, you likely have many questions about the process, results, and how to best prepare your property and belongings. Our termite control experts are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the inspection, evaluation, and scheduling process but it can also be helpful to review this “Termite Tenting FAQ” section for more information.
Yes, termite tent fumigation is overseen and regulated by several bodies throughout the state of Florida, including the Department of Agriculture and the Consumer Services Division which oversees companies who conduct the treatment. All tent fumigation providers, including Hulett Environmental Services, are required to be fully licensed and insured.
Yes. You, any members of the household, and all pets will need to vacate the premises for the entire duration of the tent fumigation process. You will need to make alternate living and sleeping arrangements for a specified period of time (alternatively, Hulett also offers a no-tent solution).
A standard course of tent fumigation treatment takes approximately 2 nights and 3 days from start to finish, and consists of various stages. Please know that this 2-night, 3-day window is only an approximation and there are various factors that can impact how long your specific treatment process takes. Factors such as the physical amount of space inside your home, the construction type of your home, if the target pest is Powderpost Beetle, the extent of the infestation you are treating, and the weather can all cause tent fumigation treatments to last longer. Some treatment processes do take up to one week to complete.
There are several important steps to take when preparing your home and belongings for the termite tenting process. The team at Hulett will arrive for a property inspection and pre-treatment walk-through where we will discuss in detail the proper steps you must take before we tent your home. However, these guidelines are a good starting point. Read more »
Items like bedding, clothing, and dishes do not require washing after termite tenting, though some homeowners choose to.
Although not mandatory, there are steps you may wish to take following termite tenting that can provide you with additional peace of mind and assurance. Read more »
Be sure to ask about our Annual Termite Treatment and Defense Plan, available exclusively at Hulett Environmental Services. Read more »
Helpful Termite Info
What Are Termites
Termites are small, wood-eating insects that work together in complex termite colonies. There are worker termites, soldier termites, flying swarmers, and each colony has a Queen and King. Learn More
While the Queen and King allow the colony to grow quickly, leading to infestations, workers create the ideal living condition necessary for the group to thrive. They carry food back to the rest of the colony, ensuring that it stays well supplied. Soldier termites make sure the colony stays protected from predators, such as ants. But don’t worry, these soldiers cannot stop Hulett.
Drywood termites like to make their home in dry wood, as their name implies. Due to the nature of their habitat, you may not notice you need treatment for quite some time after they establish a colony in your house. You can frequently find drywood termites in the attic or roof of your home, in walls, in window and door frames, and other wooden structures. They can even feed on wooden furniture, floorboards, and more.
Signs of Termite Infestation
Once you notice signs of infestation it’s essential that you contact Hulett Environmental Services immediately. Since termites can hide for quite some time without making themselves apparent, by the time you recognize the warning signs it is likely that they have already begun to damage your home. Learn More
These areas are targeted by our certified applicators with an advanced repellent product that will deter insects from invading from the outside. We will also utilize insect bait on the exterior to provide an external food source. This will remove the incentive for insects to invade homes looking for food, and also helps to control their colonies on the outside, without becoming infested. Lastly, pesky spiders will be webbed down with a treated brush.
Not only do we treat target areas where common pests may be making their way into your home, but we also identify items and areas that may be attracting the pests in the first place. This may include standing water that is collecting around your property, vegetation overgrowth, piles of wood, exterior lights, and more. Our applicators will make suggestions to homeowners for tips and tricks to perform that will help reduce pest pressure and prevent them from returning in the future.
Just Call Hulett!
If you believe your house has a problem, do not wait. Contact Hulett and schedule a FREE termite inspection today. Termites can cause extensive damage to your home, compromising the integrity of the structure. This can pose a danger to your family and require extensive repairs that come at a high cost. Don’t delay—protect your largest asset, your house.