Making the decision to build your Naples or Fort Myers custom home is an exciting time! Living in paradise has so many advantages, from sunshine and beaches to boating and outdoor adventures. However, our tropical climate comes with its own set of challenges, including hungry termites. Therefore, it is important to protect your new construction home BEFORE it is built.
The Florida Building Code Requires Termite Protection
Did you know? Termite protection is so important, that The Florida Building Code requires it in all new construction homes. In fact, the section reads: “The Florida Building Code contains a number of provisions that are designed to increase the effectiveness of preventative treatments for termites and decrease construction practices that make structures susceptible to termite infestation.”
Even if your home is built using concrete block and stucco (CBS) construction, wood is still an integral part of your home. During various stages of the home building process, wood is used in your home and could easily be targeted by termites.
These rodents are extremely creative and will do anything to find water and wood. They can burrow into the tiniest of openings. In fact, they can get into openings as small as 1/32nd of an inch! Given enough time, they will eat every last piece of wood that can be found in your home.
Without termite protection, your home could be susceptible to millions of dollars’ worth of damage every year.
Termite Prevention Techniques For Your Fort Myers Or Naples Home
Applying termite prevention techniques now before your home is constructed will provide you and your family peace of mind knowing your home was not compromised during the build process and will be safe in the future.
As mentioned above, Florida building code requires termite protection utilizing an approved list of products. Our product, Sentricon Colony Elimination System® with Always Active™ technology, is approved and on the list.
Here’s how to minimize termite infestation as your home is being built:
- Use treated lumber
- Make sure wood scraps or forms are not buried in backfill
- Install termite treatment stations around your home
Why Sentricon® Termite Treatment For Termite Control
We recommend The Sentricon® with Always Active™ technology treatment stations. A baiting system, it doesn’t break down like liquid termiticides do and it eliminates termite colonies around the property that conventional chemical barrier treatments do not.
It is also environmentally safe and keeps your home protected year after year without additional costly re-treatments.
This system is proven to be effective because bait is preferred by termites over wood, so they devour it faster than wood. The worker termites share the bait, resulting in death to the colony and their queen. Plus, it works continuously for 24/7 protection, difficult to find with other termite control systems.
Contact Larue For Termite Prevention
As you are designing your custom home in Naples or Fort Myers, consider the Sentricon® System to prevent termites from even thinking about eating you out of house and home.
Looking for a pest control company you can trust? You’ve come to the right place. Contact us for all things pest-related including termite protection for your Fort Myers or Naples custom home.