Mercer Pest Control, Inc.
     24 W. 4th Street
     Apopka, FL 32703

Phone (407) 880-6207
Fax   (407) 880-4558

Andy Mercer, Owner/C.P.O.


TopChoice Certified Pest Control







Pest Systems

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Termite Treatment
and Prevention

It is imperative that you have your home inspected for signs of termite infestation, and take steps necessary to prevent infestations from destroying your most valuable possession.

Subterranean Termites are the MOST destructive termites of the species.  They account for 95% of damage found. 

Evidence of Infestations:
Wood that is damaged can be penetrated with a screwdriver, ice pick or knife.  The presence of mud or shelter tubes is another indication of infestation. (See Photos)



We would be happy to schedule an inspection and discuss ways that you can protect your home from this devastating destruction.

Below is some information about various types of termites that we treat and prevent.


Termite damage is usually first seen at or near the ground. However, damage can occur far above ground if the infestation has remained undetected for a long period. Termite damaged wood has no sawdust associated with it; but, the wood does contain mud tubes and the galleries are lined with soil. Termite damage is sometimes located in wood adjacent to heaters or fireplaces. Termites actually eat wood and can cause physical damage. Termites often attack wood that is touching or close to soil. 
SCARY Note: The Queen can live up to 10 years!


This group contains some of our largest termites, with bodies as much as one inch long and wings at least twice that in length. Damp wood termites do not require contact with the soil in order to obtain moisture; however, wood with a high degree of moisture is needed. They are usually associated with wood decay. 
They plug openings into the wood and excavate large galleries. . They do not, however, keep the galleries clean. There pellets can be found throughout their tunnels in infested wood, although many of the six sided pellets are discarded from the galleries  through small openings in the surface of the wood.


Dry wood termites generally feed and nest in under decayed wood with low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any contact with the soil in order to live. They can seriously damage movable wooden objects such as furniture.  A male and female pair work their way into the wood chosen for the nest. In the opening where they entered the wood, there will be a  plug of brown cement like material about 1/8 inch in diameter. Behind this plug they excavate a chamber where the queen lays the first eggs. The nymphs which hatch from these eggs perform the work of the colony. These termites cut across the grain of the wood, excavating large chambers which are connected by small tunnels. The chambers and tunnels being used by the colony are kept clean. Execrate and other debris are stored in unused chambers or cast out through small openings in the wood. 
SCARY NOTE: The Queen can live up to 10 years!


Powder post termites live in dry wood. They damage structural timbers as well as furniture. They enter wood through tiny openings and excavate galleries as do dry wood termites. The galleries are not kept clean but are frequently filled with a fine powder to which the wood is reduced by the termites.  Powder post termites are easily distinguished from dry wood termites by their much smaller size and small fecal pellets. The tiny fecal pellets are ejected from the galleries and are frequently the first sign that termites are working.
This termite is especially destructive to woodwork and to furniture because it destroys the interior of wood, leaving a paper thin layer of wood or paint on the outside

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