The biggest Myth You’ve Ever Heard About Termite Activity


A lot of clients I talk to are under the impression that if they don’t have swarming termites in their home they don’t have a termite problem. Nothing could be farther from the truth. See termites swarm typically in the spring time because of temperature and moisture conditions. Spring time temperatures were normal but as you know the rain fall was way off. Just look at Lake Jackson, in my 41 Years  I’ve only seen it lower once before.

Because of the lack of moisture, reproductive termites or Swarmers didn’t appear like they normally do every spring. People get use to associating an active termite infestation with the swarmers, so when they don’t see them they assume no termites are present. That can be a very dangerous and costly mistake.

 Termite swarmers aren’t the actual termites that do the damage; it’s the worker termites that get in your walls and baseboards eating away 24 hours 7 days a week.

Worker termites are white in color and blind. They don’t see because they spend their entire life inside the wood they are consuming. Soldier termites guard and protect the worker termites as they go about their daily task of consuming the wood inside your home. So just because the weather wasn’t ideal for termites to swarm by no means does it mean that they aren’t present inside your home.

The only way to know for sure is to have a thorough inspection of your entire property by a professional termite company.  Even if termites aren’t in your home they could be just outside in a tree stump say from the hurricanes a few years ago, just waiting to gain entrance and damage your valuable home.

Who am I and why should you listen to anything I say? Great question.

My name is Fred A Jones and I own and operate Heartland Exterminating Inc of Sebring. I’ve owned this business locally for 15 years and have been in the Pest Control and Termite business for 20 years, all here in Highlands County.

I’m certified by the State of Florida in 3 Categories of Pest and Termite Control.
I Have successfully treated hundreds of homes and businesses for termites in Highlands County since 1987. 

  • 2006 Peoples Choice Award for Best Exterminating Company in Highlands County
  • Member in good standing of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce
  • Member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Don’t let the lack of termite swarmers this year leave you with a false sense of security. Call Heartland Exterminating today at 382-6277 and the first 15 callers to mention this ad will get a free through termite inspection of your home and property.

That’s not all, just for being one of the first 15 callers to schedule your Free Termite Inspection we’ll give you a Free Perimeter Pest Control Service ($90value)

To find out the 5 things you must know before hiring a Pest Control or Termite Company Call the 24 Hour Free Recorded Message at 1-888-876-3035 ext. 90003

This is our busy time of year so these 15 spots will fill up fast don’t miss out! Call today 382-6277

I look forward to hearing from you!!



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