* Termites cause $5.5 billion worth of damage each year in the United States
* More than 30% of all termite damage occurs in Florida
* Termites cause more damage every year than all natural disasters combined
* Termites will hit 5 times as many homes as fire
Sarasota and Manatee Counties are on fire …. with ants that is. Fire ant season in Florida is year-round but their numbers multiple in the summer months. Because of their painful bite and tendency to cause turf damage, people will go to extremes to get rid of the annoying pests. Let’s debunk a few of the myths related to extinguishing fire ants.
Myth: Club soda will control fire ants.
Myth: Pouring uncooked grits on mounds will kill fire ants.
Myth: If you mix fire ant colonies, they will kill each other.
Myth: Baking soda, vinegar, plaster of Paris, molasses and aspartame will kill fire ants.
Fact: Calling a licensed pest control company to assess and treat your yard is the safest and most effective way to get rid of fire ants.
1 Million – the number of termites that can be found per subterranean termite colony
24 – the number of hours termites feast
100 – the amount in pounds of wood termites can eat in one year
8,000 – the dollar amount in damages termites can cause a homeowner if not detected
1,000 - the number of eggs a queen can lay in a day
A clean home is a happy home, or so the saying goes. But when you live a busy Southwest Florida lifestyle in Sarasota and Manatee county it can be a difficult task to manage. Sand from the beautiful beaches in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice and wet, pool footprints make cleaning a daily occurrence. But we suggest taking a day off from cleaning when your pest control technician is scheduled to spray your home. Waiting for the products applied by your Dunrite Pest and Termite technician to dry will increase their lifespan and give you better protection against bugs.