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Termites, the silent destroyers, can wreak havoc on your property without showing any immediate signs of their presence. 

In East Texas, these wood-destroying insects are a common threat to homeowners and businesses. 

Fortunately, with the expertise of Innovative Pest Control, you can protect your property from termite damage and secure peace of mind.

Comprehensive Termite Protection 

Prevention is the first line of defense against termites. There are several measures homeowners can implement themselves to safeguard their property from termites.

These include: 

  • Eliminating moisture by repairing leaks 
  • Ensuring proper ventilation
  • Removing wood-to-soil contact
  • Sealing cracks
  • Using termite-resistant materials during construction or renovation

Speak with our knowledgeable team at (903) 326-7395 or contact us online to explore your termite control options. Let us devise a comprehensive strategy to safeguard your property for the long term.

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WHat Are The Signs of A Termite Infestation?

Termites can quickly cause structural harm, leading to costly repairs if left unchecked. 

If a termite infestation is suspected, it's essential to contact a professional termite control service like Innovative Pest Control to conduct a thorough inspection and implement effective solutions.

Signs of a termite infestation include: 

  • Mud tubes –Termites build these tubes to protect themselves while traveling from their nest to a food source. They are typically found along foundation walls, crawlspaces, or on wooden structures.
  • Discarded wings – Reproductive termite swarmers often shed their wings after finding a suitable location to start a new colony. Finding discarded wings around the property may indicate a nearby termite infestation.
  • Hollow-sounding wood – Termites feed on wood from the inside out, leaving a thin outer layer that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Damaged wood – Look for wood that appears damaged or has tunnels running along its grain. Termites leave behind intricate patterns as they consume the wood.

Are There Different Types Of Termites, And Do They Require Different Treatment Approaches?

Yes, there are different types of termites, and the type of termite infestation you have can influence the treatment approach.

 The three main types of termites that commonly infest homes are subterranean termites, drywood termites, and dampwood termites. 

Each of these termite species has distinct characteristics and behaviors, which may require different treatment methods:

Subterranean Termites:

  • Habitat: Subterranean termites live underground and build mud tunnels to access food sources, such as wood in your home.
  • Treatment: Common treatment methods for subterranean termites include liquid termiticides applied in the soil around your home's foundation, bait systems, and foam treatments. These methods aim to create barriers that prevent termites from reaching your home.

Drywood Termites:

  • Habitat: Drywood termites infest dry wood structures, including furniture, rafters, and framing within homes.
  • Treatment: Treating drywood termites typically involves localized spot treatments, tent fumigation, or the use of heat treatments. These methods focus on eliminating the termites in the infested wood.

Dampwood Termites:

  • Habitat: Dampwood termites are typically found in damp or decaying wood, often in natural settings rather than homes.
  • Treatment: Dampwood termites are less likely to infest homes, but if they do, the treatment usually involves addressing the moisture issue and removing the infested wood.

In addition to these primary types, there are also other less common species of termites. 

The treatment approach may vary based on the specific species, the extent of the infestation, and the location of the termite activity.

It's essential to have a professional termite inspection to identify the type of termite and the severity of the infestation. 

Pest control experts will then recommend the most appropriate treatment method for your situation. 

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