A-Tex Pest Management of Austin, Texas offers our expertise in pest control to the residential homes and commercial businesses locally and in surrounding areas. We are completely licensed, certified, and insured to deliver fast, affordable, and efficient professional work. A-Tex Pest Management technicians have advanced training, years of advanced experience, and have a number of pertinent skills subjective to pest control. With the use of top grade products and equipment available only licensed professionals, our team of experts can dispense premium results. With A-Tex Pest Management we diligently uphold high moral values and work ethics, apply friendly customer service, and execute maximum quality services.
Arid Land Subterranean Termite Identification & Castes; Kings, Queens, Workers, Soldiers & Swarmers (Alates)
Throughout Texas, there is an assortment of termites running rampant; Arid Land Subterranean Termites are among them. Much like their other subterranean cousins, they are very similar in appearance, having dark brown-black colored bodies that are approximately 3/8” long. Their castes include workers, soldiers, and swarmers that will become kings and queens. Kings and queen are in the center chamber being catered to by the worker class. The queen lays thousands of eggs a day. While the workers literally do everything from taking care of the young, to building the colony, to foraging, and feeding the soldiers, they are the most abundant. Soldiers are equipped with mandibles that are designed to fend off the predators that attempt to invade. They are the first to show themselves in the event a passageway collapses and is in need of repair before the workers emerge to make the repairs.
Arid Land Subterranean Termite Swarmers
Swarmers have wings, but will shed them when they have established a new colony. They are the reproducers and will mate when it is time to start a fresh colony. Swarmers are typically the most active in spring when they are looking to mate and begin new colonies. If they have set up in your home or business you may have noticed their shed wings around the windows or doors along with mud tube-like structures throughout the building.
Arid Land Subterranean Termite Damage
The major difference that separates the Arid Land Subterranean Termite from their counterparts is the fact that they are the least likely to be causing the damage to your home or business as they are more likely to consume the wood from the brush, cut wood, dead tree limbs from living trees and animal manures. They will also devour greasewood and creosote and when they do attack structures it is because the natural wood choices are significantly reduced or removed from their options.
Arid Land Subterranean Termite Treatment in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
Arid land subterranean termites or any other termites present in your Greater Austin, Texas home or business needs to be quickly exterminated from your home or business. Termites in general are responsible for millions of dollars of damage a year and the longer you allow them to fester the more damage they do. If you suspect termites, call in the experts of A-Tex Pest Management as soon as possible. We can determine if you in fact have termites and the most effective way to exterminate them. Call us today to get started!