How to Find the Right Pest Control Company in South Florida If you live in South Florida/ Naples/Marco Island/ Bonita Springs/Fort Myers/Cape Cora, you’re probably already aware of the importance in being … Read More...
At Bug Free Services. we understand that the two biggest concerns for people in the southwest Florida area right now are bed bugs and termites. We also know there are many different types of insects and rodents that can invade our yards and homes.
Here is our 5 Step Pest Control Process:
- First we inspect the property and diagnose the problem.
- Second we recommend how to avoid pest problems before they start.
- Third is application of our family safe interior targeting methods
- Fourth is we return once or twice over the course of the year to inspect our work for any problems
- Fifth is if you have any problems we’ll take care of them at no charge. We guarantee that you’re problem will always be taken care of and we understand that it may take a couple of visits!
Naples Florida Termites
Naples Termite Control
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How do we treat termites?
Termidor is an advanced undetectable liquid technology. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid it. Instead, they contact, ingest and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so inevitably will kill them.
Whether your home is brand new, old as the hills or somewhere in between, it is at risk from one of Florida’s most damaging forces – TERMITES. Your home may already be infested with termites and the signs may not be visible until severe and costly damage is done.
Naples Florida Termite Control
Naples Florida Termite Control Specialists
There’s an old saying that goes: “There are 2 kinds of homes, homes that have termites and homes that will have termites someday.”
Termites are so prevalent in Florida and the Naples – Fort Myers area that several different colonies can flourish on a one acre parcel of land. Your property is no exception! Defending your home or business from one of southwest Florida’s most vicious creatures has never been so easy. Bug Frees’ Termite Guarantee offer a considerable value for a minimal yearly fee.
The increasing costs to repair termite damage and the headaches you will have can be minimized once you have our Price Protection Plan Guarantee. Call Bug Free Termite & Pest Control today to schedule your FREE inspection and consultation to determine which termite protection plan and guarantee is right for you..
Living in Naples and the Marco Island Florida area we’re definitely more prone to termite infestation as well as many other different types of pests. We also understand how much everyone is paying for property insurance policies that don’t even cover the type of damage to your home. And there are hundreds of millions of dollars in damage caused to structures each year in Naples as well as the rest of the state of Florida..
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guarantee a lifetime of defense!
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at no cost if you sell your home!
Bed Bug K9 Detection
We know what you’re thinking. Yes, we have a K9 that can actually detect bed bugs in your home. Naples Florida is one of only a few of these amazing dogs in North America. Her name is Allie and she is a certified bed bug detection K9. Allie has a 98% accuracy rate whereas the average human inspector is actually lower than 30%. She can check a whole room in a fraction of the time it takes a human to do the same size room. The amazing Allie was trained by the same great instructor that trains arson, drug and bomb detecting dogs for law enforcement including the police and the FBI.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment
There are 2 major reasons for using bed bug heat treatments:
- SAFETY – This is an extremely safe and effective non-chemical alternative for bed bug control. Heat is quickly becoming the most widly used treatment because it is 100% organic and non-toxic. Also, no odor or residue with heat!
- Bed bug heat treatments and general pest control are effective in one application, with most complete in just one day. With heat you only have to treat the infested area as well!
Bed Bugs in Naples Florida?
Bed bugs actually parasites the would rather feed on human blood than anything else. Genus cimex is the name for this species which are a member of the cimicidae family. Bed bug bites can cause allergies, different types of skin rashes, and even certain psychological effects. Bed bugs are usually nocturnal but they can feed on their host without being noticed during the day as well.
Carbon dioxide or CO2 that is emitted through breathing is the main source of attraction for these bugs along with different types of chemicals and warmth. The area of the bed bug that pierces the skin of a human is known as a stylet fascicle. This part of the bug has actually become longer over the centuries to give the bed bug an advantage in piercing the skin of larger animals and humans. It only takes up to 8-10 minutes for the bug to become completely engorged with the blood of its human host.
Bed bugs are one of the worst types of pest infestations, causing constant itching, horrific red welts, an awful odor and sometimes even post-traumatic stress due to the severe annoyance that makes a home nearly inhospitable.
They’re also one of the most hard to get rid of infestations, often immune to the effects of chemical sprays found at the local hardware or home improvement store as well as do-it-yourself bed bug treatments. While you may be tempted to throw out all of your furniture, clothing and linens and start anew, by calling in professionals you can save not only the heartache and stress but potentially thousands of dollars as well.
Traditional treatment methods for Bed Bugs
Chemical treatments have been the traditional method of treating bed bugs for many years, and when treated in the early stages of infestation it can help control their numbers and prevent them from spreading throughout a structure; however, with concerns for the environment as well as the health of residents and pets, it’s certainly no longer the preferred method for most.
Residual treatments include professional vacuuming by using a HEPA filter that captures live and dead bed bugs as well as the eggs, skins and fecal matter, followed by a residual treatment application to harborage areas, using a liquid or dust-type material.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment
While there are many varied bed bug treatments, not all are safe for families or their pets – even chemicals that are considered safe can cause odors that many people are sensitive to making sprays not a valid option.
Fortunately, heat treatments available today are one of the best methods when it comes to bed bug treatments. As a 100% organic, non-toxic treatment that doesn’t leave any residual odor or cause harm to inhabitants, heat treatments are effective after just one application, eradicating an infestation in usually just one day. In addition, the heat is able to penetrate those hard to reach cracks and crevices that the bugs often hide in, assuring the quickest and most complete eradication of those nasty bed bugs.
While this is the safest and fastest method of bed bug treatments, it must be done correctly in order for it to work. Turning up the heat in your apartment, for example, will not take care of the problem. It requires expertise, knowledge and experienced professionals working together in order for heat treatment to be effective.
Calling in the expert, licensed technicians at Bug Free Services as soon as you become aware of the problem will prevent it from becoming worse as well as save you money and the stress that comes with an infestation.
Termites on Marco Island?
Termites operate much like bees in that they have workers, soldiers and queens. Any female termite that produces eggs is known as a queen and any male that appears the same and presides next to a queen is referred to as a king. Workers are responsible for foraging, storing food, nest building and maintenance, as well as some defense duties in some species. These worker termites are the largest group and are commonly found inside the deteriorating wood. They also are mainly responsible for feeding most of the other members of the termite colony with substances that come from plant material through the mouth.
Soldier termites are known for their strength and armor and are extremely useful against an attack by ants or other species. The jaws of the soldier termite are so large for defense that they are unable to feed themselves so they’re reliant on the workers for food. Only one tunnel blocking soldier termite is needed to defend a tunnel from a large group of ants.
Why Using Borates to Treat Dry wood Termites is better than Tent Fumigation
There are two types of termites that are known for causing significant structural damage in Florida: dry wood termites and subterranean termites. While there are not as many individual drywood termites per colony as found with subterranean termites, they are just as damaging.
The drywood termites’ colony lives inside the wood, while subterranean termites live underground. Drywood termites are sometimes confused with flying ants as they swarm from structure to structure doing their damage. No matter how you look at it, a termite infestation can cause major structural damage to a home or other structure if undetected and untreated.
With the concern for the environment as well as having to deal with the lingering smell of fumigation chemicals, products such as Bor-Ram and Tim-Bor, used by BugFreeServices, are borates and they allow termites to be eradicated without the potential long term neurological damage that can be done to human residents, especially children who are exposed to more traditional pesticide treatments.
Treating termites with borates works by killing the intestinal floral that allow termites to digest cellulose. They carry the treated wood back to the colony, ultimately eradicating the infestation. The treated wood also kills future termites whereas tenting only works for termites that are currently in the structure.
The negatives of tent fumigation
Tent fumigation doesn’t just come with potential negative effects to the health of the family, it can also be rather inconvenient. It requires residents to be away from the structure for three days and two nights, while borate treatment requires very little disruption to occupants of the home and they can even remain during treatment.
Homeowners will have to board their pets or take them along in addition to preparing and bagging food items in order to protect those. The heavy tarpaulin used to cover the structure can sometimes cause roof damage, while plants and other landscape ornamentals may experience damage as well. In addition, there is no residual protection against future infestations as mentioned previously – with borates, there is residual protection that lasts for the life of the wood.
Borates are better
Borates are designed to solve pest problems naturally, and by contacting the experts at BugFreeServices, you can receive Bug Free’s Termite Guarantee offer – a substantial value for a low annual fee, while Annual Termite Guarantee renewal will ensure a lifetime of protection and can even be transferred if you sell your home.