Termites may be tiny, but they’re mighty as they damage more than 600,000 U.S. homes every year. As a result, homeowners spend $5 billion annually to get rid of termites and on repairs from termite damage.
They’re one of the hardest working pests as they work around the clock, day in and day out, eating away at wood, floors, and whatever they can get their hands on inside a building. Termites don’t care if the environment is dry or moist, they’re thrive in both.
Although there are many species, North Texas is home to four types. The most frequent species of termite is the Easter subterranean variety, which builds colonies under homes and businesses. The termites use protective tunnels constructed out of mud to travel between their colony to your home or office.
A termite inspection can save your home or business
Have you noticed any of the following?
- Presence of termites in your home or business.
- Piles of sawdust in places where there should be none.
- Small holes in the wood inside of a structure.
- Piles of termite wings inside your home or business.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then your home or business could be at risk for termite infestation.
Even if you have not seen evidence of termites in your home or business, have a technician come out to inspect the property for signs of damage. Catching the problem early enough can prevent termites from building colonies underground. You can protect your place from real damage with a termite inspection.
Regardless of your situation, pest control experts look the following common things:
- Evidence of swarming termites inside a structure.
- Mud tubes along the foundation or crawlspace.
- Wood damage such as holes or sawdust droppings.
Once an expert determines there are termites present, it is imperative that treatment begin immediately.
Scheduling a pest control expert to inspect your home for termite damage is an investment. Left untreated, termite damage can cause an obscene amount of damage to your residential or commercial property, to the point that the structure completely collapses.
How to treat a home or office for termites
Of course, you don’t deserve to live or work in a place with termites. Even if you plan to move soon, you’ll want to take care of the problem. Termites could affect the sale of your home or office building. The sooner you catch and solve the problem, the less you pay.
Due to the temperate climate in Northern Texas, termites will continue to be a problem. You have a variety of termite treatment and prevention options including preventative care, spot treatment, or treatment plans to cover your entire property. No matter what you need for your home or business, there’s a plan that will help you and fit your needs.
Unfortunately, a single treatment is usually not enough to fully eliminate the insects as they could have hidden eggs that will hatch, mature, and make themselves at home, eating away at whatever wood they can find.
Our expert technicians have the training and experience to spot various types of termite damage. During an inspection, they will look at your property and assess the best way to treat the problem.
Our non-invasive methods allows us to launch a full-scale attack on termites and termite colonies without damaging your place or disrupting your day. Our technicians will take a look at the situation and provide you with the best solution for eliminating these pests. Whether the treatment calls for a trench and rod treatment or something else, contact us at (214) 334-1466 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment and determine what you need.