Are Termites Still Active in East Texas?
November 14, 2018
Yes! Subterranean termites are still active, in fact, they are active throughout the year. They are not bothered by the colder temperatures because they are either hidden deep within the earth where the soil is warmer or they are feasting on all of the wood inside warm homes and other structures.
The termite workers use mud tubes to travel from their colony to a home or structure to avoid outside air. In their quest to feed their colony, termites work all day and all night, all year long because they need a lot of wood to feed upwards of a million colony members. They only eat cellulose materials that are found in wood, paper, cotton, and books. Inside a home, there is a lot that they can feast on, such as furniture, floors, ceilings, walls, and structural beams. Termites can silently destroy the wood inside a home in a relatively short period of time due to the many members. In the United States, termites cost home and business owners over $5 billion dollars each and every year.
If you haven’t put into place any preventative measures in your East Texas home, your house is at risk right now! Prevention is the key to avoiding costly termite damage, and the best way to do that is by calling on a professional pest control company like Innovative Pest Control in East Texas.
Innovative Pest Control has an experienced team of technicians that rely on the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ for termite elimination and control. Termites, even queens, do not stand a chance at survival with Sentricon® with Always Active™, and it won’t do any harm to your home or lawn. We start with a complete and thorough inspection which is followed by the installation of Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations. The termites will then eat the bait and carry it back to their colony, causing them to die. From that time forward we monitor the bait stations for any new termite activity.
If you have seen termites inside or outside of your home, found mud tubes along the base of your foundation, seen any sawdust piles under wooden entry holes, you should call us right away before the damage becomes extensive and costly. Of course, you can contact us anytime to start termite prevention, but don’t wait, termites are not a pest that can be ignored. For more information about our termite control options, give us a call today!