Termites are probably some of the sneakiest and destructive creatures on the planet. It’s estimated that termites cause up to $5 billion in property damage in the US.
Thousands upon thousands of termites could be in your home right now causing damage and you wouldn’t even know it since they never sleep and eat non-stop 24/7.
So how do you know if your home has a termite infestation?
Identifying a Termite Infestation
First of all, let’s take a look at what a termite infestation is. Termites are subterranean and social which means they love to live in groups underground. Let’s just say that the darker the better. That’s one of the reasons they find your home so appealing for a termite infestation. A termite control professional is trained to spot these infestations.
For example, some of the telltale signs of a termite infestation are swarmers, mud tubes, or wood damage. Swarmers are bigger termites that have wings. If you don’t see them flying around you may find dead ones on windowsills or doors. Mud tubes are made of soil and termite droppings that act as the avenue in which termites travel. Wooden baseboards, rafters, and walls that are hollow or look as though something has been gnawing on them are telltale signs of a termite infestation.
These are just a few of the things a termite control professional would look for!
What are the Different Types of Termite Control Treatments?
Think you might have Texas termites? Don’t panic! There are several effective termite control methods to treat a termite infestation in your home. However, first, you’ll need a licensed and trained expert technician to determine the best course of action. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to termite control.
A termite control expert will do a thorough inspection – inside and out. Don’t be afraid to walk around your property with the termite control expert. In our company, SafePro, we are more than happy to show homeowners problem areas and let them ask questions as we inspect.
Since termite infestations can cause a great deal of damage we recommend that termite control treatment get started immediately and ongoing to keep termites at bay.
Termites never sleep, they eat non-stop 24/7.
We use a unique pesticide solution that is stronger and more effective than DIY products you can purchase in the store. But we know you don’t want to be battling those little pesky pests forever, so we work with you to come up with preventative measures to keep termites from coming back.
How to Find the Right Termite Control Professional?
The best way to get rid of a termite infestation for good is to consult a termite control professional. Ask your neighbors who they use or search online reviews for companies that have a high ranking. Call prospective termite control companies and ask how long they have been in business in your area (bugs are different in different parts of the country) and if they hire subcontractors.
At SafePro, all of our licensed technicians are employees that are insured and bonded for the safety of our workers and the property owners we work with. As an extra measure we do background checks and routine drug screening – homeowners find that extremely comforting!
Termites are a common problem but they don’t have to be a permanent one. If you are noticing warning signs that you might have termites, such as swarmers or mud tubes, call a termite control company right away. Ask questions about methods for termite control and make sure that you are hiring someone who is reputable and knowledgeable. With the right termite control professional and a good prevention plan, you can sit back and feel confident that your home is termite free.
About the Author
SafePro Pest Control are termite control specialists in Texas. We are family-owned and operated specializing in residential and commercial properties. We pride ourselves in superior customer service and work hard to defend your property from just about every pest you may encounter while living in North Texas.
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