What you need to know about pests in Spring, Texas
Knowing a bit about the pests that are likely to view your Texas yard or home as a place to nest or gather food is essential to protecting your family and property from the problems they create. Our pest library will help you identify the pests you see lurking in the corner of your home or running across your kitchen floor! The more you know about our area’s common pests and why they are there, the easier it will be to keep them out! Let’s learn a bit about termites.
The Destroyer of Homes!
Termites aren’t pests that will sting or bite us, contaminate our food, or even spread diseases, so why do these pests give homeowners nightmares? Across the country each year, termites create more than five billion dollars in damages. Termites feed on wood and when in our homes, can cause expensive damages to their structure. Even worse, termites have the unique ability to live and feed hidden for months or years. By then, the damage is done. Things like spongy floors, sagging ceilings, holes in the exterior of wooden beams, and windows and doors no longer opening or closing correctly often alert people to the presence of termites.
The cellulose found in trees and other organic matter is the termite’s primary food source. Our yards often provide termites with plenty of food sources like decaying trees, woodpiles, leaf piles, old wooden fences, and fallen tree branches. As termites move through the soil or mud tubes they have created, it is common for them to end up inside our homes, moving through cracks in the foundation or vents. Many termites are attracted to moisture, so things like damp mulch, leaking pipes, and poor drainage will attract them to the exterior of your home. Once inside, they move through walls and floors and into structural wood, wood trim, beams, and sometimes furniture.
If termites have set their sites on your property, the professionals at Pest Arrest can help; reach out today to learn more about our termite control options!
- Remove any structural wood from in or one your home damaged by water.
- Limit wood to soil contact on your property and around your house.
- Fix leaky pipes, use dehumidifiers, and ensure your home has proper ventilation to reduce moisture levels in and around your home.
- Seal entry points in the foundation, exterior walls, and roofline of your house.
- Remove fallen trees, tree limbs, leaf piles, and other wood or plant debris from your property.
Termite Prevention Tips
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I was really impressed at how friendly, straight forward and efficient the scheduling process was. Thanks Lacie! My Tech Anibal was right on time, very knowledgeable and friendly. He took time to offer and explain the services. No pressure, Great tips! Star rating for this tech and company!
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