Nelson's Termite Inspections Tampa

Why Have A Termite Inspection?

Termites are scary because they can cause extensive damage before you ever realize you have a pest problem. They eat wood from the inside out, so their presence is hard to detect unless you know what to look for.
Termites can find a way into your home, no matter what it is made of. They can enter through cracks as small as 1/32 of an inch! Termites infest almost five million homes in the US each year, causing billions of dollars in additional cost to homeowners.
Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on the property to prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs.

A termite inspection, or as it called by the State of Florida, Termite and Other Wood Destroying Organism Report (WDO Report) is required and at least strongly recommended when purchasing a home.

Termite Inspector:

Termite inspection ID cards are issued to State Certified Operators that are licensed in the category of Termite and Other Wood Destroying Organisms, or licensed applicator/inspectors working under the State Certified Operators direction. These licensed applicator/inspectors must have additional training and sign an affidavit stating that they have had this training. Card holders are allowed to perform WDO inspections in Florida. Home Inspectors who do not possess one of these credentials may not perform a termite inspection Florida.

There are basically three different types of termites that inspectors look for in Florida, the #1 is subterranean termites, #2 drywood termites and #3 dampwood termites.

Subterranean Termite Inspections

Subterranean termites usually have large colonies when they invade structure's, these termite will usually cause damage pretty rapidly. Our termite inspectors look for mud tubes, damaged wood, wings from swarmers to determine if you have subterranean termites. Subterranean termites can be prevented.

Drywood Termite Inspection

Drywood termites start as a pairs, so their damage is slower because it takes longer for the colony to grow. Our termite inspectors look for termite pellets, damaged wood, wings from swarmers to determine if drywood termites are present. Wings will usually be found on or along window sills and near other light sources

Dampwood Termite Inspections

Dampwood termites require a high moisture content in wood as the name describes, they are not usually a problem in main structures. There are however, certain situations such as homes that are built on stilts or wood pilings that are near or in the water have needed treatment. The solution to this problem is to replace the damaged wood

If You Have Termites?

Our company uses the nations leading termiticide, Termidor® which offers a ten-year warranty.
Upon inspection, if your home is found to have termites, treatment, suggestions and pricing will be given at that time.

To schedule a service call or a termite inspection that we provide for homes and businesses, contact Nelson's Pest Control today.
In Tampa and Hillsborough county call (813) 994-1166 or in St. Pete, Pinellas and Pasco county Call (727) 372-1175

Existing clients pay online


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Wed: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat - Sun: Closed


Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando

(727) 372-1175
7940 Rutillio Ct,
New Port Richey, FL 34653

Tampa, Hillsborough

(813) 994-1166
1111 N Westshore Blvd
Suite 205A
Tampa, FL 33607

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