Skip to Content
Serving the South Florida Community Since 1974

Boca Raton Termite Inspector


Termites tiptoe through moist soil and mulch, while winged ones fly during swarming season — springtime. Nesting out of sight, any infestation may not come to light until it might be too late — and you’ll need to call in a Boca Raton termite inspector.

Termites Overshare — AKA They Barf

When those foraging workers leave their Boca Raton nest, they’re looking for food in a warm, humid place, such as a poorly vented crawl space. After striking it rich, they return back to the nest to share the wealth, in a gross little feat known as “the mutual exchange of gut contents.”

What’s on Their Mind?

Termites love decaying (warmed up) wood and plants — say a board under a leaking hot-water pipe. Termites really “enjoy” today’s softer, fast-grown lumber a real termite treat.

Pro-tip: Several colonies can thrive in one house.

It’s a Nonstop Food Festival

All day, everyday, the sharp mandibles and intestinal micro-organisms of termites turn cellulose in plants, wood, and even paper into food.

There’s Evidence

Giveaways include narrow mud tubes and spongy wood, which termites make with bits of drywall or wood and saliva; if you break one open and see workers, you’ve got a problem. Termites shed their wings before burrowing out of sight; find those shed wings indoors, better call in a Boca Raton termite inspector.


Many termite problems can be prevented. The most important thing to do is to deny termites access to food (wood), moisture and shelter. Follow these suggestions:

Cut off Their Water and Food

  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the house.
  • Aim lawn sprinklers away from the foundation, and direct downspouts away from the house.
  • Maintain a 6- to 12-inch line between mulch or soil and wood parts of the house; foliage should be at least 3 feet away.

Take Precautions

  • Don’t bring home lumber unless it’s been treated to turn off termites—most new boards have.
  • Air out attics, basements, and crawl spaces regularly.
  • Keep vents clear so dry air can circulate.

Go On the Defensive

  • Fill or fix any entry points, from torn flashing to cracks in your basement’s concrete.
  • Monitor porches, fence posts, and sill plates for signs of termite interest.