Did you think the termite take-over in South Florida couldn’t get any worse? Think again.
Two relatively new species of the voracious buggers are worse than ever this year. Pest control company phones are ringing off the hook now that swarming season is here. And reluctant homeowners better act when telltale wings and colonies appear.
“The Formosan in particular is just a dynamite termite,” says Jenny Chapter, owner of Quality Termite and Pest Control in Davie. “The colonies are bigger, they go 24 hours a day and can forage for miles underground.”
Chapter said her company is seeing about a 15 percent increase in treatments for subterranean termites this year.