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Collin County’s Complete Guide To Effective Termite Control

Property owners often speak about termites in hushed tones. They are a nebulous threat that can destroy a home without warning or a malicious presence going undetected, slowly causing thousands in damage and reducing the value of your property. In fact, termites are complex organisms with distinct species that have their own unique habits, habitats, and colonies.

The differences between them can make the difference in identifying them before it’s too late. Keep reading for more on subterranean termites and the kind of damage they can cause as well as how to get rid of them with pest control in Collin County.

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The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Create

Subterranean termites can reproduce quickly and form massive colonies. They are capable of causing much more damage than drywood termites in a shorter amount of time. A small colony of 60,000 individuals is capable of chewing through over 2 feet of a 2x4 in one year. Over time, this amount of damage can cause structural instability, especially if they’ve infiltrated your basement and are eating away at timbers and beams that are important to the stability of your home.

When looking for signs of termites, you’ll want to start at areas that come in contact with or are near the soil. Indoors, focus your attention on crawlspaces and basements. In these areas, evidence of termite damage might include:

  • Darkening, discolored wood or peeling, discolored paint
  • Soft, rotting wood that splinters when prodded
  • Wood that sounds hollow
  • Mud tubes that reach from the soil to exposed wood
  • Feces near holes in the wood that looks like sawdust
  • Discarded wings near holes in the wood, on windowsills, and near doors

This kind of damage can cost an individual family an average of around $3,000. In the US alone, termites cause over 5 billion dollars worth of damage that isn’t covered by homeowners insurance. Many people don’t have $3,000 to repair their homes, so this is a significant issue for homeowners.

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

How To Make Your Property Less Appealing To Termites

The best form of termite protection in Collin County is professional pest control. However, there are things you can do to protect your property from termites. Try these techniques to prevent a termite problem on your property:

  • Replace rotten and water-damaged wood.
  • Seal or paint exposed wood.
  • Maintain a proper moisture level in your soil.
  • Keep at least eight inches of distance between soil and wooden siding.
  • Don’t bury wood mulch in your yard.
  • Get rid of tree stumps and other rotting wood on your property.
  • Dehumidify basements and crawl spaces, and treat structural timbers.

These steps can help minimize your risk of a termite infestation. Unfortunately, these preventative measures will not be enough to combat an infestation if termites make their way past your defenses.

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  • What type of payment options do you accept?
    We accept cash, check or credit card. We do ask that you pay at the time of service. Many of our customers put a credit card on file with our office. It is stored securely in our system and only charges AFTER the service is rendered.
  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • Do you offer plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
  • What are your hours?
    Our offices in both Lewisville, TX and Denton, TX are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

The Most Effective Termite Control For Collin County

For prevention and extermination, the best way to get rid of termites is through Adams Exterminating Company. Using the Sentricon system, we can bait the termites to destroy their own colonies before they even come indoors. As they seek out the superior cellulose hidden inside our traps, they will leave your home alone, creating a protective barrier around your property that requires very little maintenance. With Adams Exterminating Company, you can expect fast results with long-lasting effectiveness. For your free estimate, give Adams Exterminating Company a call today.

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