About Termites

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We identify the type of termite, then recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Identifying the different local termite species is important because the right treatment is dependent on the type of termites found in your home. Treatment can differ in application method as well as the products used to eradicate the termite colony. If you suspect you may have termites, you can be confident that the highly-trained professionals at Personalized Pest Control can identify and recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Drywood Termites

Swarms of Drywood termites are generally smaller than those of subterranean termites. The subterranean species must nest in the soil or near a water source to survive. Drywood termites infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil.

These termites are typically active in daylight so homeowners are likely to notice these creatures swarming in the direct sunlight. Drywood termites generally swarm in the spring and are attracted to lights such as those from TVs. Homeowners may notice discarded wings accumulating around window sills, door jams, or in spider webs.those

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termite swarms are one of the larger types, as these colonies often produce thousands of individuals. The large number of insects and their tendency to be active during daylight hours make them easily noticeable to homeowners.

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Why do Termites Swarm?

Termites are social insects and live in groups called colonies. These colonies consist of termites that are assigned different roles including soldiers, reproductive, nymphs, and “false workers.” For homeowners, a termite swarm is the most visible sign of a termite infestation. When swarming, thousands of termites fly out of their nests with one objective: to find a mate and build a nest, in hopes of eventually starting a colony. Colonies produce swarms once they have reached a certain size, based on the number of workers in the colony.


Education and experience leading to quality results, along with a commitment to the Southwest Florida community, has allowed Personalized Pest Control to grow steadily throughout the years.

All technicians are educated bi-weekly at staff meetings to review and advance their knowledge and techniques. They are provided up-to-date knowledge regarding every aspect of pest control, including service techniques and plans, customer interaction standards, cleanliness in the home, equipment operation, and driving skills. All technicians are Florida State Licensed and Certified pest control operators.


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