How to Help Avoid the South Florida Silent Invaders – Termites – Jupiter Florida Real Estate

Real Estate Expert, June Mattson of Jupiter, Florida, talks about the “Silent Invaders,” TERMITES, found in homes in Northern Palm Beach County, Jupiter and Abacoa, Florida.

Selling real estate in Jupiter, Florida has its challenges.  Knowing your enemy, termites, which will affect every homeowner in Florida at some time, can help you avoid costly repairs in the future.

These wood-chomping insects can cause tens of thousands of dollars in property damage and render homes unsellable.  Below are a few pointers to prevent and detect termite infestation in your home.

1. Trim back shrubs and landscaping 6 inches from the siding to allow air movement.

2. There are more than 2000 species of termites.  The 3 types found in Northern Palm Beach County and the Jupiter area are; drywood, damp wood and subterranean.  Subterranean cause the majority of all termite damage in North America.

3. Spring is the time of year when insects swarm so don’t mistake them for flying ants.  Many swarmers shed their wings after landing so look for piles of discarded wings on windowsills, the ground and in spider webs.

4. Once a year have your home inspected by a professional Termite Company to determine if any problems are starting to occur.

For more information on “ What to Do if You Find Termites” contact June Mattson at 561.222.0640 or email her at  To search available homes for sale in Abacoa Jupiter, Florida go to

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