Drywood Termites on Boats

If you’ve ever had termites, you know how much of a pest they can be. If you believe you have an infestation, call the trusted professionals at A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc today for a FREE inspection* of your boat, yacht, or watercraft. With 45 known species of termites in the United States, there are two common types of termites that you may encounter when inspecting your boat. The subterranean and drywood termite. If you believe your marine vessel acquired a wood-boring infestation, the likely culprit is the drywood termite.

Whether you have a small colony or complete infestation, make sure to schedule an inspection and discuss all possible options.  

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Materials on Boats That Termite Enjoy Eating

Companies make boats from a wide variety of different materials. For the most part, wood comprises everything from cabinets to structural components; Nothing is safe from the devastation these insects can cause. Even boats made of fiberglass are susceptible to infestation, depending on the construction. Our professional inspect fiberglass structures made from porous cellulose material and other non-wooden materials as well.

Termite Inspection on Boats

Early detection of a colony is essential in saving yourself from costly repairs in the future. There are a few signs to watch for if you think you may have an unwanted termite guest. If you start seeing piles of sawdust and small pinholes throughout the structure, it is a sign of termites. Wood that sounds hollow when tapped on is also an indicator. This type of termite propagates through swarming. Finding your boat even over water. They will also shed their wings once they’ve made a new home of your ship. So keep an eye out for pairs of small wings. With colonies being able to expand quickly, catching these pests, at first sight, keeps them from spreading any further.

There are many do it yourself remedies for termites available, but none are as effective as calling a professional. The best methods for termite infestations depend on the extent of damage they have caused. For a small colony, it may be an easy removal of the infected area. For larger colonies, a full boat fumigation might be necessary. Our team of specialists completes fumigation jobs safely and efficiently.

Lastly, always inspect your vessel by a professional before launch. The damage done may affect the structural integrity of your boat. Learn more about boat fumigation here.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Make sure to call our trained specialist at A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc today to schedule a FREE boat inspection*. Even a small termite colony can spread quickly.

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