Your property was beautifully constructed with hundreds of hours of labor and alot of attention and craftsmanship, but an unseen force can tear it all down.
Termites can threaten the structural integrity of your Tyler, TX home or business and make it an unsafe place to live or work.
You can count on Alpha Pest Control to address your termite problem. We offer maintenance contracts to keep those critters under control.
You can reach us at 903-593-1800 to learn more about termite extermination.
Termite signs can be different depending on the type of termites you have. In Texas, we have both subterranean termites and dry wood termites. Unfortunately, both can devastate the structural integrity of your home:
Most drywall is actually made of paper, which termites can feed on. If you notice that your drywall is buckling, looks like it has been stained, or has tiny pinpoint holes, you may have termites in it.
If your wooden or laminate flooring is buckling or can’t bear weight, you might have a termite problem. A professional will need to assess your house further though.
If you notice wood around your home that’s crumbling or piles of sawdust anywhere in the vicinity of your house, you might have termites. You may also notice squeaky floorboards or wood that sounds hollow.
After consuming wood, termites will leave behind droppings. The size of the piles indicates the size of the colony, and the droppings look like small pellets. Unfortunately, subterranean termites leave their droppings belowground.
Not all termites in a colony have wings so nly the breeding caste can fly. Termite wings look like elongated fish scales. Piles of them indicate that you not only have termites but that they’re also swarming and breeding.
Subterranean termites build mud tubes that allow them to travel from their colony to where they’re feeding. These tubes are normally a good indication that you have termites in your home.
Depending on the species, a flying termite can be anywhere from ¼ to ⅜ an inch long. They can be light-colored or dark brown, and they have four wings. Flying termites are often a homeowner’s first indication they may have a problem.
Noticing termites around your Tyler, TX home or business is never a good sign. In a year, an average colony of termites can consume over 2 linear feet of wood…
A large colony can consume more.
Termite damage can devastate your home or business. If you think you have termites in your home, contact us immediately.
We’ll send an exterminator to your property to perform an inspection, and then begin the process of ridding your home of some of the peskiest pests around.
When it comes to termites, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. If you’re a home or business owner in Tyler, you should schedule regular termite inspections as part of your pest control program.
Alpha Pest Control can perform routine inspections as part of the ongoing pest control plan we develop for you. We individualize each plan to meet each client’s needs, so if you’re concerned about termites let's get you on a regular prevention schedule.
If you’ve identified that you have termites, you need help. It’s difficult for home and business owners to get rid of these pests themselves–and be certain that they’re gone.
It can take years for signs of a termite infestation to show. Don’t let a botched termite treatment further damage your home. Consult with Alpha Pest Control about the termite damage in your house.
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