The name termite comes from the Latin word termite which means ‘woodworm’ which makes sense when you realize that they look like a bit like worms and eat wood. Whether we like it or not termites are an important part of the ecosystem because termites break down wood and foliage. When they get into homes and break down the wood that we are still using to hold up our homes, things go downhill pretty quickly: termites produce over $5 billion in damage to Americans annually.
Once termites get into your home they eat away at every piece of wood all day and all night. Most of the time, people do not notice the termites until the damage is severe and at that point there can be thousands of termites and hundred of colonies feeling very thankful for the feast you have provided for them.
The weather and environmental conditions that make Florida a unique and diverse environment don’t exactly make it easy for your lawn to live up to its fullest potential without some help. The weather can go from severe downpours to blazing sunshine in a matter of minutes and bug season, as you probably know, lasts for most of the year. The soil is sandy, the fire ants are ruthless, and store bought fertilizers can deliver nutrient overdose without meeting the deficiencies your extraordinary lawn experiences.