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Termite Inspection Houston, Texas

What You Need To Know About Houston Termites

Termites are destructive pests that thrive in Houston, Texas. These small insects live in huge colonies and cause billions of dollars worth of property damages each year. They can go undetected for up to two years before showing any noticeable signs and can do a lot of damage during this period.

Insurance also doesn’t cover termite damages since it’s highly preventable. With that said, an early inspection can save you thousands of dollars in damage repairs.

Whether you’re buying a home, selling a home, or you suspect that you might have termites, an inspection is the best first step. At Stampede, we will perform a professional inspection to identify problem areas as well as provide you with a detailed inspection report. Call now to schedule your appointment.

Termite Inspections For Buying Or Selling Your Home

Anyone selling or buying a home should have a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection done, and it’s required by law. Our certified pest control professionals will thoroughly check your home as if they are buying it for themselves. We’ll also look for potential problem areas for future infestations, such as moisture, rotting wood, and wood to soil contact points.

After assessing your property, our technician will give you a WDI certification. This certification states your termite status. We will also give you recommendations if we do find pests. Only a reliable, well-trained pest control technician can perform a thorough inspection and provide you with a detailed report.

When performing the inspection, depending on what you need, we can focus on either the entire property or one area. Our services also have warranties, as well as a cost protection plan. Give us a call now to get started.

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Certified & Guaranteed Inspections

We know the destruction that termites can cause and how unsettling it can be for you as a homeowner. That’s why we tailor each inspection process to your specific requirements. We can inspect your entire home or simply an area depending on what you need. Additionally, we give you a report on the damage (if any), state of the pests (if any), and potential problem areas (if any). Don’t trust just anyone to perform such an important inspection. Call Houston, TX Stampede Pest Control Service. We warranty our services and always go the extra mile to make sure it’s done right.

Houston, Texas Termite Species

Subterranean Termites

Formosan Termites

Formosan termites also called “super termites” can cause significant structural damages to your home or building in just a few months. They can forage up to 300 feet underground and wreak havoc in many types of properties, including ships and railroads.

They live in underground colonies with about 350,000 workers, invading homes, and businesses using mud tubes built from the soil to your wood. Formosan termites enter homes mainly by wood-to-ground contact. They make their nests in structural voids, underneath sinks, and between walls.

If there’s sufficient moisture, they also build secondary nests called “carton nests” above the ground. These are composed of chewed wood, soil, saliva, and excrement.

When you have a Formosan termite infestation, you’ll have damaged wood that sounds hollow when tapped. Another sign is the presence of swarmers or winged reproductive termites near vents and windowsills. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to schedule a yearly professional termite inspection.

Eastern subterranean species

Eastern subterranean termites live under the soil and travel through it while looking for food. They build shelter tubes or mud tubes from their nest, going to their food source. They need moisture to survive, which is why they stay in the soil or create tubes when moving around.

If you’re an unlucky homeowner, your foundation can be a reliable food source. Eastern subterranean termites will feed on wood, fallen trees, stumps, and roots. Indoors, they feed on the wood in your home, but may also eat paper, books, and other similar items. At the end of the day, anything that has cellulose can be part of their diet.

If you’ve noticed hollowed wood and mud tubes around your home’s foundation, take action, and call a pest control expert right away.

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites, just like other species, feed on cellulose, an organic compound found on wood and other plants. However, they don’t need moist soil or water nearby to thrive so you’ll find them in dry wood above ground level. Everything they need to survive is in the wood they eat.

These termites don’t build nests in the ground. Instead, they construct them in the dry wood they infest.

They usually gain access to your home from infested items or exposed wood, such as wooden furniture. They typically infest windows, wooden door frames, and home foundations and then devour them from the inside out.

What You Can Do To Eliminate Termites

Seeking professional help is always essential when dealing with pests, especially termites— because DIY work can result in expensive repairs and huge damages. Moreover, insurance doesn’t cover an inspection performed by an unlicensed party. If you try to do it all by yourself and it doesn’t work, you’ll be back at square one.

A trained technician can help you analyze the problem efficiently and get the treatment that you need. The best termite control companies provide warranties, too. If the termites return, just call us, and we’ll handle it again at no additional cost. Get a termite inspection now. We can catch and kill termites earlier to save you time and money—less hassle for you.

Tips on preventing termites

  • Get rid of fallen trees and woodpiles around your property.
  • Seal up potential entryways for termites.
  • Make sure there is no wood to soil contact.
  • If you have any leaks, repair them as soon as possible. Damp wood makes your home more attractive to termites.

How We Do Termite Inspections

First, a licensed termite specialist will come to your home or business to perform the inspection. If your property is termite-free, we will install premium level bait stations (Isopthor Bait Stations) around the structure. Our team at Stampede Pest Control offers a Termite Warranty with Isopthor Bait Stations to capture and kill termites.

After we install the Isopthor Bait Stations, we will visit annually to inspect the bait stations. Our licensed technician will check termite activity in these stations to assure you that your property is termite-free.

If we detect the presence of subterranean termites, we will bait the Isopthor stations. Afterward, we’ll perform a liquid termite treatment to prevent an infestation before the pests have a chance to damage your property.

Stampede Pest Control also provides the best guarantee in the case that termites manage to damage your home. We will cover up to $25,000 in repairs caused by subterranean termites.

Termite Control in Houston, TX

When it comes to Houston termite control, Stampede is the leader in all categories. We have the best pricing, warranties, and we use the best tools and people for all of our work. When it comes to controlling and termite treatments, the best solution is to be proactive. If you haven’t had a termite treatment in more than 5 years, your home is a target for termites and you’re vulnerable.

Remember that termites can, and usually do, remain hidden for about two years before you start to see any signs of mud tubes, wings, etc. This is why it’s critical that you work with a reliable pest control company that will inspect your home yearly after a termite treatment. With Stampede, we use traps that monitor for underground subterranean activity. This catches any potential termites right away before they have time to inflict damage on your home or reproduce.

If you haven’t had a termite treatment in 5 years or more, regardless of whether or not you’re selling your home, you should have an inspection performed as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t have termites or vulnerable points in your home.

Call Us To Protect Your Home Now

No company offers a more thorough termite inspection in Houston, TX. At Stampede Pest Control, we can bring you peace of mind. Call us today to get a free quote!