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Termite Control In Travis And Harris Counties

Termites feed on wood and are commonly found in dying or unhealthy trees. Unfortunately, many buildings structurally rely on wood, making termites one of the most destructive and devastating pests in the Upper Gulf Coast. From the outside, it is hard to tell what damage has been done. Our professionals have cutting-edge tools and expertise to evaluate where the termites are and how to eliminate them. To book a consultation or for more information, please contact one of our local offices. We’re always ready to help.

What Types of Termites are in the Texas

Although there are many types of termites, two groups of termites most often affect the Texas. These are the subterranean termite and the drywood termite.

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Subterranean Termites:

Subterranean termites often, as the name suggests, live underground. While the colony lives underground, subterranean termites send worker termites to find food sources above ground. They feed on a variety of wood species and feed on both live trees and structural wood. Most often, they are attracted to moist wood which makes these otherwise elusive creatures detectable to the professional eye. Although they are more often found in warmer areas, these termites can be found throughout the United States. Unfortunately, these termites are spread through infested wood or soil. Formosan termites are relatively new to the United States and are known for being the most destructive type of termite. They create huge underground colonies that can go undetected until damage is catastrophic. If you suspect subterranean termites around your building, call a local office for a consultation.

Drywood Termites:

Drywood termites live inside the wood that they eat. Unlike subterranean termites, they prefer dry wood and do not often infest live trees. Instead, they burrow deep into building structures. It is often difficult to calculate the number of drywood termites in a building because their colonies are much smaller and they burrow themselves deeper into the wood than subterranean termites. They affect any dried wood including furniture, picture frames, and walls. Tenting is the most effective method to treat drywood termites because it kills all termites at once. This prevents the population from slowly regrowing over time.

Exterminate the Termite Problems

If an infestation is found in your home or building, our expert team of exterminators can help devise an effective termite treatment plan. Employing the two most common termite treatments we use liquid termiticides and termite bait stations. 

 

When using liquid termiticides, the chemical is applied directly in the soil, creating a barrier between the termites in the ground and your home or building. The barrier created prevents any new termites from gaining entry and will prevent the existing termites in the walls from returning to the soil. When professionally applied, this method protects your buildings from termites for a minimum of five years. 

 

Baiting stations are a mixture of appealing foods, like paper or cardboard, and slow-acting chemicals lethal to termites that attract and eliminate these pests. When installed in areas around the building, the termites will come in contact with the bait and bring it back to the colony where it will be shared. Once distributed, over time, the termites will be exposed and die off. 

 

Tackle Texas termite pest control problems with the expert help of Pest Management, Inc.

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