Another Termite Teachable Moment ‘Where To Drill In The Tile’

cracked tile from termite work there termite techs! Ever get to a termite job, unpack and plug in your big drill only then to see that you’ll be drilling through a tiled floor? To make matters worse the sales weasel, eh,emm, I mean sales professional…. didn’t even tell them that you’d have to treat that area by using a HAMMER drill.

We all run into surprises from time to time and trying to explain to a customer you may damage something in their home ‘after the fact’ is not always pleasant. Well, this tip may not prevent a tile from chipping or cracking but, it’ll at least improve your odds of leaving the home relatively unscathed.

Check it out!

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Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • ColB

    Heres another tip. Turn the hammer off and drill through the tile first, then turn the hammer back on.

  • Love it!!! Thanks for the tip…….

  • Great tip ColB!
    Thanks for Sharing Jerry!

  • I agree, there are some pretty smart people round here!!