If you notice weevils in your flour, you likely check all your dried goods, throw out any with bugs and then deep clean your pantry. If you see a fly in the house most people will roll up a newspaper and take a whack at it. Keeping the doors and the windows closed is usually enough to keep them out. There are other pests that you know you need to take more seriously and call out a pest control company right away. This can be if you start to see cockroaches that are coming out from under the house or from behind cabinets. You want to have your home treated in order to stop the spread of the roaches. Many of the pests are a nuisance and cause some concern if they carry disease and bacteria. There are other pests that are damaging and can be a problem for homes. The main pest that you want to be concerned about is a termite. They are a swarm or colony that can start to take over any exposed wood.
A-Tex Pest Management Lists Signs of Termites to Help Detect them Early
Termite Swarm: One of the first and most common ways that people realize there is a problem with termites is from a swarm. The termites will show back up when the weather starts to warm up. They usually have wings that they can use to fly as a colony over to a new location where they can start to feed. If you happen to be outside or looking out the window you will see a large swarm come by. They can continue on or stop right at your house depending on what is on your property and what they are looking for. You may confuse them with a swarm of other pests but it is always best to air on the side of caution. If you happen to see a swarm come by you should call out a professional to inspect the house and look for the presence of the termites.
Termites in Trees or Firewood: There are some people that think that as long as the termites are not on the house they are not a problem. The termites are going to find any exposed wood that they can get in and start to chew through. They can start to invade a pile of firewood or a tree that has a broken branch or is dead. The wood pile and the tree can be damaged if the termites are not taken care of but that is not the biggest trouble. The trouble is that they can eat through the tree of the wood and then take their colony to the home as well. That means that even if the termites are not in the house they are still a potential risk to your house.
Termite Mud Tubes: The termites that are likely invading your home come through the ground and will come up through the ground to your house. The tunnels that they will create allow them to get to the house without being exposed to the sun. The heat is not good for them and that is why they want some protection. You want to make sure that if you see any signs of termites you call out for an inspection right away.
Termite Inspections, Control & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
A-Tex Pest Management can come out to your home and look for the presence of termites. If they are found they can be treated so that they are not able to continue to cause damage. Call A-Tex Pest Management for a termite inspection and custom treatment plan.