Termites: A Year-Round Concern
December 15, 2017
Residents of Texas are truly blessed to live in a place that has warm weather throughout the entire year. Continuous outside activities, not needing hats and mittens, and most importantly no shoveling snow are all perks of living in Texas. While it is nice to not have to deal with the many cons of snow and cold weather on a regular basis, it also comes with the trade-off that many pests can remain active throughout the year. Some of these pests include spiders, bed bugs, fleas and ticks, and unfortunately, termites.
Most homeowners have heard of the termite. It is one of the pests that are most dreaded by homeowners and for good reason. Termite colonies can go undetected for long periods of time as they do most of their work within the foundation and walls inside of your home. Because of this, they are called “the silent destroyers”. Termites love to feed on wood, so naturally, they are drawn to the wooden structure of your home. They consume anything that contains cellulose including dead trees, plants, drywall, paper, and sometimes plastic. They may destroy any shelving, furniture, and books that are in your home. But the part of your home that they are most likely to consume (and destroy) is the wooden frame, especially where it meets the foundation and is most likely to be exposed to moisture. The damage that they can cause in just six months can be extremely costly and difficult to repair. Termites hollow out the wood to the point where it can become unstable and the stability of your home is weakened. While termites can be sneaky little pests, it’s important for Texan homeowners to recognize signs that they have infested, such as any unexplained damage to your home (wood rotting, chewed furniture or books, etc.), termite mud tubes, and the termites themselves. If you see any small bugs that have creamy white bodies with elongated yellow heads—you need to contact Innovative Pest Control right away!
Innovative Pest Control provides East Texas homes with top-notch, effective termite elimination techniques to eradicate any termite colonies that have infested your home. However, one of the best ways to get rid of termites is to not get them in the first place! Termite prevention can save a homeowner a lot of money and heartache. We protect homes using the eco-friendly Sentricon® System with Always Active ™. Sentricon® with Always Active™ is installed around your home creating a barrier of protection against termites. Sentricon® with Always Active™ will exterminate active colonies and prevent any new ones. Here at Innovative Pest Control, we know how discouraging termites can be. So, for added protection, we offer a termite damage warranty to costumers who have a current agreement with us. If live termites are detected in your home that we previously treated, we will come back and re-treat at no charge, as well as pay for the labor and materials to repair any damage. So while you are enjoying the non-stop warm weather—why not enjoy it worry-free?