The last news any homeowner wants to hear is that they have a termite problem. Termites are responsible for over $5 billion worth of damages to homes across the country every year. What makes this situation even scarier is that most homeowner’s insurances do not cover termite damage, so you can be left with quite a repair bill from the damages that termites leave behind. The best way to arm yourself against these destructive insects is to hire A-Tex Pest Management to protect your home. Our termite pest specialists are skilled and experienced in dealing with termites and will eliminate their presence from your home before they do any additional damage to its structural integrity.
The Formosan Subterranean Termite is the Most Common Species in Texas
There are many different species of termites throughout the United States; however there are three main species of termites that are responsible for damage to the home. The damp wood termite burrows into decaying or water damaged wood, the dry wood termite that will colonize in areas with very little moisture like the attic, and the subterranean termite that nest underground and burrow into food sources, like your home. Texas plays host to the formosan subterranean termite more than other species and it is these termites that destroy homes in the area. The formosan subterranean termite will dig below the frost line in the ground and create networks of tunnels that will eventually lead into your home where these termites will begin chewing away at the structural integrity of your home.
Spring is Swarming Season for Subterranean Termites
Termite swarms are prone to warmer temperatures and moister conditions, so spring time in Texas is prime time for termites to swarm and land near your home to begin working on a way to get inside. Winged termites will leave their previous nest in search of a more viable nesting area, when they find a mate, their wings drop off and they land as close as they can to an area that will provide them with food and shelter. Your home is generally their main target.
Southeastern Drywood Termites
Unlike Formosan termites, drywood termites don’t tunnel into your home through the soil. Instead, they set up nests directly inside dry wood materials inside your walls, roof, and foundation. Southeastern drywood termite alates swarm at night from the early spring to fall months and are attracted to lights. Thankfully, drywood termite colonies usually contain a few thousand members. In addition to lights, they are attracted to rotting wood in and around your home.
Termite Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
If you notice dead termite swarmers or their shiny discarded wings below glass doors or windows around your home you should contact A-Tex Pest Management immediately and schedule a professional termite inspection and custom treatment plan to protect your home from the significant amount of damage that termites in Texas are capable of. Contact A-Tex Pest Management today for the best termite services available.