How Termite Treatments Work 

Serving Orange, Seminole, Lake, & Volusia Counties

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Central Florida is known for its lush landscapes, warm climate, and beautiful homes. It’s a wonderful place to live, but unfortunately, it also attracts a silent and destructive threat: termites. If you’re a homeowner in Central Florida dealing with termite damage or concerned about potential infestation, understanding what termite treatment is and how termite treatment works can help ease any concerns you may have.

Types of Termite Treatment 

Termites are notorious for their ability to cause extensive damage to homes and structures. As homeowners, it’s essential to be proactive in defending your property against these silent invaders. Thankfully, there are effective termite treatment options available to combat infestations and protect your home if applied correctly. These are the strategies we use:

  • Liquid Barriers: Liquid, foam, or borate termiticide can be applied to the soil, wood, and even building materials. Many contractors building new homes in areas known to have termites will use materials with termiticides that are applied pre-construction. However, they will still require periodic reapplication since they do not last indefinitely.  
    • Our Choice – Termidor HE: The “HE” stands for High Efficiency, and it stands on its word. This product reduces the necessary invasiveness of termite barrier applications. When you call on us for a liquid barrier treatment for termites, our technicians will be out of your hair sooner than you can believe, and so will your termites!
  • Bait Systems: Bait systems use a low-dose, slow-acting termiticide that is implanted into wood or another substrate that termites attack. There are above-ground and in-ground versions; in-ground is the most common. 
    • Our Choice – Trelona: This is a scientifically created bait system that is ten times more attractive to termites than wood. Once the termites eat the bait, they share it with the colony – including the queen – and the colony is eradicated. It can be used for ongoing infestation or as a preventative option, but it must always be installed by a Certified Trelona Specialist like our technicians.

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What to Expect from Professional Extermination 

When homeowners suspect a termite infestation, seeking professional help is often the most effective course of action. But what exactly does a professional termite exterminator do? 

  • Inspection: A licensed pest control specialist will inspect your entire property to identify signs of termite activity and places where you may best place preventative treatment options. 
  • Assessment: After the inspection, the pest control expert will assess the best treatment method for your specific situation. This assessment takes into account factors such as the size of the infestation, the type of termites, and the structural damage caused. 
  • Treatment Application: Your certified pest specialist will go over the options best for your home and apply them where appropriate.  
  • Monitoring: If treating an infestation, your certified pest specialist will monitor to ensure that the colony has been eradicated and no termite activity is present. Termiticides do not last indefinitely and will require periodic reapplication to ensure you remain termite-free year after year.

Forest Pest Control, Your Local Exterminators

The highly trained termite specialists with Forest Pest Control are dedicated to serving our Central Florida community and ensuring your home is termite-free all year long. If you are in need of termite extermination, suspect you may have a termite infestation, or simply seeking preventative options, don’t hesitate to call today!



  1. Termites cause more damage each year than fires, floods and hurricanes combined.
  2. Termites are very active here in Florida.
  3. Termite damage is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance.



You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is protected by Forest’s “Ter-Mighty” Protection Plan. It includes a $500,000 damage repair and retreat guarantee. Now, that’s “ter-mighty” good!
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How Termite Treatments Work  in Central Florida

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