Professional Termite Control in Austin
From The Best Termite Control Company in Texas
Termites can be one of the most costly and obnoxious pests you can have. They love to eat wood, which can be bad for homes. They can cause a lot of property damage, and you often won’t even notice them until they have already been in your structure for several years.
When you finally start to see termite damage, it can be costly to fix. Most insurances don’t cover damage from termites either. That means repairs will come right out of your pocket.
If you are suffering from a termite invasion, contact Stampede Pest Control in Austin, Texas right away. Our expert Pest control professionals will do a thorough property inspection and create a preventive plan that will get rid of the termites now and keep them gone for many years.
Reliable Termite Solutions for Austin Homes & Businesses
Subterranean termites are the worst type of termite and very common in Austin. They can be black, brown, or cream. Some can have wings, and they tend to be a ¼ inch or a ½ inch in size. They create large colony families that can include multiple queens. Once a colony sets up near your house, they burrow through underground tunnels until they reach an area where there’s wood-to-soil contact. They can then move from the soil, into the wood, and infest your home without you ever knowing.
Termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage every year and they will eat anything containing cellulose, including paper and cardboard.
What Are Some Signs of a Termite Infestation?
There are specific things you want to look for that indicate your property has termites.
- Drywall that’s crumbling
- Wood has a hollow sound when tapped
- Mud tubes or small lines forming in wood, and concrete
- Doors or floors sagging or crumbling
- Finding wings on the ground
- Hearing soft clicks and rustling in your walls and wooden objects
- Finding tiny unexplained holes in the wall
- Finding any termites, even if they’re dead
If you notice any of these problems, you’ll want to act fast. Dealing with them swiftly will limit the damage caused by the termites and lower the cost of repair. Give our Austin termite control company a call today for your free quote.
How to Eliminate Termites
Once you think you have termites, it’s time to make them go away. Our team is ready to help you with that problem. There are over-the-counter options, but the best and most definitive way to address termite problems is to contact pest professionals. Here’s the process:
It all starts with an onsite termite inspection and quote. Our pest management professional looks around the property. If they find evidence of termites, they will design a strategy that will stop the current termites and keep future infestations out. We will inform you of what the findings are and what the plan requires.
Once we have a plan created and upon your approval of the plan, we make it happen. The termite extermination is guaranteed effective and safe for your home or property. We will customize each treatment to your needs to handle the problem in the most efficient way.
We will also help you with preventive measures that will make it harder for termites to come back.
After your problem is under control and all the termites are gone, we will offer yearly check-ups to ensure that they don’t come back. These expert visits will help keep your property termite-free by checking for signs of new termites and watching out for situations that bring termites back. If any termites are found, we detect them quickly and we can take care of them with targeted spot treatments.
Termite Control Tips
You can do many things to make sure you don’t develop a termite problem in Texas. They are all easy steps that can save you from more significant issues in the future.
Stop All Wood to Soil Contact
If possible, make sure that any wood on or in your house doesn’t touch soil directly. Try to keep it at least six inches off of the ground.
Avoid Keeping Wood Debris Around Your Home
Remove all wood and leaf debris from around your home. If you keep firewood, don’t let it touch the ground or your house directly. Try not to use wood mulch in your garden.
Fix Water Leaks from Faucets, Water Lines, Roofs, and Gutters
Termites like damp places. If you keep your foundation and the area around your home dry, they are less likely to infest there.
Use Plastic Sheeting on Crawl Space Soil
Cover your crawl space soil in plastic. It will help keep the area drier, which will help to keep the termites out.
Cut Shrubs Away from Home
Keep all wood away from the house, including living branches. Trim shrubs and tree branches, so they don’t touch your home.
Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions.
What are the questions I should ask before contacting a pest control company for a termite treatment?
You’ll want to ask about price, treatment options, free consultations, if you need to be home during the treatment, whether or not you need a whole home or spot treatment, etc.
What causes termite infestations and how can termites damage my home?
Moist soil and wood touching the ground can very much encourage termite activity. Additionally, woodpiles, dead trees/stumps, and any open crack, vent, etc. can also allow termites to gain entry during swarming.
Does the entire house need to be treated or will spot treatment do?
Subterranean Termites can have large colonies in the wall. Every situation is unique, but large sections of the property will likely need treatment at once. When we perform the termite inspection, we can then advise you on whether or not we can take care of the termite problem by treating specific areas or if it will need to be the whole home.
Why are termite infestations usually discovered during March and May?
Spring is the main swarm time for termites. It is when they are the most active and the increase in activity makes them more noticeable. But they have usually been there for a long time before you finally notice them in the Spring.
Why is DIY termite control/treatment not recommended?
DIY termite control tends to use weaker products and you don’t have the proper equipment. If you don’t know what you are doing, you may not get the whole colony and the treatment will be less effective. A professional will make sure the infestation is gone and keep it from coming back. We also offer guarantees on our treatments so you have peace of mind.
What are the options for termite treatment?
There are two standard termite treatment methods: liquid treatments and termite baiting. Liquid treatment involves spraying on the structure and along the base of the home. Baiting involves creating traps that attract termites and poisons the whole colony.
How long do termite treatments last?
The termite treatment can last anywhere from one to five years depending on the treatment and who’s doing it. Setting up yearly inspections to make sure the infestation doesn’t come back is a smart plan.
How Soon After the Treatment Can I Expect Results?
Termites will begin dying immediately and within a few days, you’ll see a significant reduction in the colony.
Troubled by Termites? Call Stampede Pest Control Right Away!
If you see termite activity, you need to respond fast. Having a licensed professional inspect your house can save you a ton of money and headaches in the future. Call our team at Stampede Pest today and schedule your free onsite consultation and get guaranteed termite control in Austin.