What to know about termites?
There are multiple species of termites in the state of Texas. There are multiple treatment methods to eliminate termites. First step is a thorough inspection. Most popular species of termites in North Texas is the sub-terranean termite. Signs of an infestation might be swarming, tubing or even weak spots in walls. There are more signs of termites, but these are the most common.
We offer multiple treatment methods. Conventional, Spot or bait system. Each treatment is special and very detailed depending on the infestation. Our experienced technician will be glad to explain and all treatment methods to you during our FREE onsite inspection.
How do you know that you have termites?
The biggest identifier is the swarm of termites. Typically, beginning in the spring, when the weather and the humidity is right, you may see a swarm. Termites don’t necessarily swarm every year, but they can be in the walls 365 days a year, and you’ll never know. The swarm goes toward light. You usually see them around windows and doors, because they are trying to get outside. They’re trying to leave to establish a new colony. A very small percentage of them make it to actually mate and start their own colony. It’s very rare, but that’s usually the telltale sign.
Once termites swarm, they make a huge mess, usually in front of a window, on a window sill or in front of the door, and that’s how people find out that they have them. Denton County Termite and Pest Control will come in and identify where the termites are swarming from. Usually, there is a swarm tube inside the structure somewhere that either they haven’t seen before or is hidden behind the wall.
If somebody goes into the wall looking for termites without evidence of a swarm, you can also tell if they are there. There will be tubing on the wall: dirt or mud tubing. They will make holes in the wall, and they’ll push the dirt outside of the holes in the wall.
You are usually not going to tell just from a crack. You are going to see the dirt on the wall usually, or what happens is that they are in seams.