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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.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • Are the products/chemicals you use safe?
    All of the products that we use have undergone extensive testing and have been approved for use by the EPA. Instead of using generic products, we believe in purchasing the best available chemicals that have been manufactured by well-known companies such as Bayer, BASF, and Dow. Additionally, all of our service programs are designed to be effective, safe, and environmentally responsible and all of the products we use are chosen to that end. When used properly by a licensed professional, they pose practically no risk to our customers or their children or pets.
  • How do I get started?
    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate! Regardless of your pest issue, contact us today to speak with one of our technicians. To make a plan, one of our licensed service technicians will come to your home or business and perform a thorough inspection of your property. Then, we will work with you to come up with a solution that meets your needs.

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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