Termites in the United States are a billion-dollar problem, but not every state and not every home is equally at risk of sharing in the annual cost of termite damage. Before we explain how we fight termites here in Texas, it is important to explain the threat these insects pose to us. Not all termites do the same level of damage. The most destructive termites in the United States are subterranean termites. This is because subterranean termites leave little or no sign of their presence in a home. They come up from the ground and feed on the inside of wood for years without detection.
Not all subterranean termites do the same level of damage. A species of termite, not native to the United States, has slowly gained territory in the southern United States over the last 60 years, and has taken root here in Texas. They are called Formosan subterranean termites and they breed faster, build larger colonies, and are able to establish their nests inside man-made structures. Some experts refer to these termites as "super-termites," but there is actually a newer species more deserving of this name. It is a hybrid species created by converging colonies of Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) and Asian subterranean termites (Coptotermes gestroi).
Not every state has the same level of threat. Southern states, where these termites are found, pay out the most for termite damage, and Texas is one of them. This is especially true in the Eastern and Southern parts of the state.
Our Termite Control Offerings
At Innovative Pest Control, we understand that Texas is at greater risk for termite infestations due to its temperate climate, the presence of Formosan subterranean termites, and the threat of hybrid species. For this reason, we don't look at termite control as an upgrade product. We believe that is vital for every home in Texas to have termite protection that is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which effectively targets subterranean termites. That is why we use the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology, an award-winning system that has been the subject of over 30 independent university studies, and over 70 scientific papers. With over 15 years of real-world success, it is one of the most trusted products to stop and eliminate subterranean termites.
When you have Innovative Pest Control protect your home from termites, you can expect that we will remove "all" termites from your property, and give special attention to subterranean termites. Our team will install discreet bait stations on your property that target termites and "only" termites. And, your property will be inspected annually to ensure that it remains termite-free.
If you are having a home built, we also offer pre-treatments that can be sprayed on the raw wood, concrete, and foundation of your new home to give long-term residual protection from termites. When combined with Sentricon® with Always Active™, this is a one-two punch that will stop even the most resilient and destructive termites from doing damage.
At Innovative Pest Control, we offer innovative termite solutions for Texas homes and businesses. Learn more by reaching out to us today.