Conehead termites are an invasive species native to the Caribbean that was first introduced to the U.S. in 2001. They were originally called “tree termites,” but were renamed conehead termites to alleviate the misconception that this pest is only found in trees.⠀

This type of termite can affect landscapes significantly by eating away the wood in your trees. Although there are only two cities where this type of termite can be found (Dania Beach and Pompano Beach) if not managed properly they could easily spread from one property to another. Specially if your landscape company is no properly taking care of disposing dead wood or tree trimming debris that might by infected. 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is working diligently to prevent this invasive termite from becoming permanently established and spreading further throughout the state. FDACS asks Floridians to be on the lookout for these invasive pests and to report any suspected sightings. however is important to make sure that you are hiring experienced and capable professional who is well informed and experienced in dealing with this an other pests.

At Cutters Edge Pro, we are knowledgeable and experienced in Integrated Pest Management. We are happy to come out to your home or business and make a full assessment of your property and give you a no obligation estimate.

  • Landscape Pest Control
  • Arbor Pest Treatment
  • Palm Pest Treatment
  • Landscape Fertilization
  • Arbor Fertilization
  • Systemic Treatment
  • White Fly Treatment
  • Specimen Palm Treatment
  • Fire Ant Treatment
  • Bee Removal


Do you want to learn more about how to deal with conehead termites? what to look for and how to identify them? who to inform about a potential invasion or how to get rid of them and get your landscape healthy and termite-free? Listen to our podcast with our guest Sue Alspach, conehead termite expert and head of the of the Florida conehead termite eradication program. Listen below:


Listen to “Cutters Edge show 9 part 1 – Conehead Termites w/ Sue Alspach” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Cutters Edge show 9 part 2 – Conehead Termites w/ Sue Alspach” on Spreaker.