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Termite pest control is an essential part of protecting your investment in your home or business. There are an estimated 4,000 different species of termites around the world, but in Texas there are five main species that are a serious threat to home and business owners. These species are the following:

Eastern subterranean termites
Arid-land subterranean termites
Formosan subterranean termites
Western drywood termites
Desert dampwood termites

Texas is a “high activity area” for termites, and, on average, these voracious pests will attack more than one in five homes and businesses. If you need termite control for your home or business or if you want to be proactive in the treatment of your property from these destructive insects, call the termite pros at Alamo Termite & Pest Control today. We serve clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and stand by our workmanship.

For professional, effective termite treatment and prevention in the Dallas Fort Worth area, fill out our contact form for a prompt reply or call us today at Dallas Area: 214-302-9680 Fort Worth Area: 817-760-0284 and protect your investment!

Effective Dallas/Forth Worth Termite Control Solutions

Termites are especially problematic for home and business owners as they attack and feed on the wood that provides structural support. Termites travel underground from one target to the next. If left untreated, even the smallest termite infestation can destroy your home or business over time. Texas is the perfect climate for these pests, and in our experience, it doesn’t matter how new, clean or well maintained your property may be. Unless you have a comprehensive termite control and treatment program in place, it is only a matter of time before termites begin attacking the lumber in your home or business.

How do our termite control services target these destructive pests? Well, our approach depends on whether you already have a problem or want to protect against one. We rely on and get the best results from a liquid defense system and/or strategic baiting. Combined with the science and expertise of our veteran technicians, both of these solutions can and will solve your termite problems.

Contact our Dallas/Fort Worth Termite Pest Control Services

Our clients hire us for our outstanding customer service, our attention to detail and our knowledge of termites, their life cycles and the most effective eradication methods. We recommend a scheduled preventative maintenance; usually a quarterly visit is perfect. How will this benefit your home or business? We carefully spray the interior and exterior of your home, which keeps the pests away. In addition, we’ll constantly inspect your home for termite problems. Just as your car or truck requires regular oil changes to keep running properly, your home requires periodic termite treatment to protect it from these voracious insects. Proactively protect your investment now by scheduling a free termite inspection. Call us today at Dallas Area: 214-302-9680 Fort Worth Area: 817-760-0284 or fill out our contact form for a prompt reply!

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Termite Detection

Understanding how to detect if your home has a termite infestation can save you from further damage. First off, you want to look for brittle or hollow wood on your house. Termites eat wood from the inside out, so if you tap on wood and it sounds hollow, there’s a chance of termite problems. Look around the foundation of your home for mud tubes; termites use these tubes to travel back and forth from your home to the ground.

Springtime is typically when subterranean termites swarm to reproduce. Swarmers are the reproductive termites within the colony; they have wings and take flight to create new colonies. If you see groups of winged insects either flying or dead inside or outside of your home, there’s a good chance you have a termite infestation. You might even see tiny holes in drywall where swarmers are coming out; it’s quite an awful sight.

Subterranean termites build mud tubes to travel from the ground into your home.
Termite mud tubes.
Termite mud tubes.
Rotten or hollowed out wood is a good indicator of an active termite infestation.
Noticeable mud or dirt in strange places inside the home is a good indication of active termites.

How We Treat For Termites

There are many termite treatment methods available to solve infestation issues; everything starts with a thorough termite inspection. Once it’s determined how bad the infestation is, Alamo will target the exact method required for complete termite removal. The main product we use for termite mitigation is Termidor. Typically, two different treatment approaches are recommended based upon the level of infestation.

For termite infestations that are localized to one particular area (usually 10 linear feet), we focus on spot treating the termites. Spot treatments can include drilling under the foundation and injecting Termidor foam inside walls. Heavy termite infestations usually require a “whole home” approach. When Alamo treats the entire home, we start out by injecting Termidor foam around all plumbing areas. This foam expands and provides a solid barrier at common termite entry points. A six-inch deep trench is dug around the entire house where the soil meets the foundation; this trench is filled with calculated amounts of Termidor. It may also be necessary to drill several holes through porches and patios to inject Termidor below the foundation. All drill holes are discreet and patched before we finish the extermination.

First we measure the linear feet of the home to do determine how much Termidor will need to be applied.
For a whole home treatment, we dig a trench around the foundation before we apply Termidor.
For a whole home treatment, we dig a trench around the foundation before we apply Termidor.
Using a calculated tank mixture of Termidor, we spray the trench.
Using a calculated tank mixture of Termidor, we spray the trench.

Termite Damage to Your Home

Subterranean termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year, which isn’t good for a family’s most valued possession. Unfortunately there is a truthful saying around here… “There are two kinds of people in Texas, people who have termites and people who’ll get termites.” It’s important that homeowners constantly inspect their homes for signs of termites and call Alamo with any concerns. If termites are left unmanaged, they will cause serious damage to your home.

Termites damaged this home so badly, the drywall had to be removed. Termites can literally destroy your home.
Termites were getting into this home around the plumbing fixtures, behind the drywall.
Major structural damage.
If you notice rotten or brittle fence pickets, call us for a free inspection.

Alamo Pest Control Service and Exterminator in Dallas Fort Worth

Alamo Pest Control Service and Exterminator in Dallas Fort Worth