In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the rest of Texas, termites are abundant. Through most of the south, termites have a heavy population in contrast to other parts of the country. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes annually. It’s important for Texas homeowners to know how to avoid termite damage. There are warning signs to look for and prevention steps you can take. However, the best and most trusted way to protect your home from termites is with professional help from Romney Pest Control.
Warning Signs Of Termites
Termites build colonies underground and inside wood. For this reason, you may not see them or notice you have a problem right away. It’s important to inspect your home regularly for signs of termites. Look for:
- Small holes in wood supports and structures
- Sawdust-like fiber around wood
- Mud tubes around the foundation of your home, in the basement, or in the attic
- Discarded wings around windowsills or other openings to your home
- Warping doors and cabinetry
- Buckling of walls
- Bugs that look like flying ants (termite swarmers)
- Unusual settling of your home
- Mustiness in the air
Any or all these things combined can signal a problem with termites around your Texas home.
Prevention Tips For Termites
The high number of termites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area means that the best prevention is professional termite control. However, keeping your home dry, sealing up entry points, and keeping an eye out for signs of termites as noted above can help reduce your risk.
Romney Pest Control technicians are certified experts in utilizing the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ for effective termite elimination and prevention. Our certified technicians will inspect around your home for signs of termites. Bait stations will be installed. Termites eat the bait and bring it back to the colony and to the queen. Once the queen dies, there is no more colony. If you don’t have termites, Sentricon® with Always Active™ will keep your home protected by forming a barrier that will keep termites out. Contact us at Romney Pest Control today to schedule a free termite inspection of your Dallas-Fort Worth home.