Why should you consider termite treatment in Prosper, TX? The answer is simple: termites are everywhere and North Texas is no exception. In fact, of all the states in the United States, only Alaska is immune to termite infestations and every year, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage to American homes and other wooden structures. They present more of a threat to homes than fire, flood or wind.
Our termite experts at Stampede Pest Control can prevent termite damage before it occurs and can stop any termite activity that may already be happening in your home. How do you know if you have an active infestation? Look for these signs:
? Wood That Sounds Hollow When Tapped
Termites do not normally feed on the surface of wood; they burrow into the wood and eat it from the inside out. The surface of the wood may appear smooth but will sound hollow when tapped.
? Swarms Of Winged Insects
Reproductive termites or ?swarmers? fly from their colony to create new colonies. There are two types of termites – subterranean and drywood. Subterranean termites build their colonies in the soil and swarm in the spring. Drywood termites build colonies in wooden framing, furniture and hardwood flooring and have a less-predictable swarming schedule.
? Holes Or Hollows In Sheetrock Walls
Sheetrock walls are cellulose-based and are, therefore, attractive to both drywood and subterranean termites. The holes will be pin-sized and may have dirt or frass (see below) falling out of them.
? Mud Tubes On Exterior Walls
Subterranean termites build tubes made of mud on the outside of buildings – normally near the foundation. They use the tubes to provide moisture for the colony while they search for food. An expert in termite treatment in Prosper, TX will advise you to keep grass near your home trimmed and to keep firewood, mulch and wood chips away from the foundation of your structure. These are moisture-rich environments that let termites survive and thrive.
Drywood termites eat their way through your home?s wood and leave wood-colored droppings called frass.
At Stampede Pest Control, we know termites and we can recommend the best termite treatment in Prosper, TX for your home. Give us a call today at (713) 714-6970 or visit us at stampedepestcontrol.com to fill out an online contact form and to find out more about how we treat termites and about the termite treatment warranties we offer.