HOUSTON TERMITE TREATMENT & PEST CONTROL
When you have termites and don’t know it or do not properly treat your home to prevent damage caused by termites from occurring the chaos, cost to treat termite invasions, and cost to repair your home can be extreme. With Preventive Pest Control, we have Houston termite treatment schedules that are designed to prevent the damages from termites from happening before they happen.
WHY YOU NEED TERMITE PEST CONTROL SERVICES?
At Preventive Pest Control we recommend that you let us inspect your home for termites so we can properly classify which type of termite you are dealing with before you try to take matters into your own hands. The best time to have your home treated for termites is during the late Spring Season when swarming begins to occur through the fall, although in Texas the swarming season can last longer.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TERMITES INFESTATIONS
When termites go out in search of food and a place to build a colony, they typically look for anywhere that encloses a sufficient amount of moisture and try to locate places with a source of food that contains cellulose. The most important thing a termite will look for is a place of sufficient moisture as their bodies will dry out without a humid place to live. Their foodsource can usually be found in wood, paper, cardboard, carpet and even in certain clothes.
Formosan Subterranean Termite – The “Super” Termite
This termite was nicknamed the “super termite” due to its large colonies and destructive habits of consuming a great amount of wood in a short amount of time. Just one colony can contain up to several millions of termites that forage an area of soil that is up to 300 feet. A mature Formosan colony can consume an average of 13 ounces of wood per day, so infestations can cause severe wood damage to structures. When a super termite colony infests a home or office these pests can make the home or office an extremely dangerous place for people. Once these colonies are established, Formosan subterranean termites have never been eradicated from an area without the help of professional termite pest control services.
Common signs of termites include:
- Mud Tubes
- Discarded Wings
- Wood Damage