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Termite Control In Southlake: Everything You Need To Know

Different creatures are able to consume different things. Most land animals on the planet consume either protein right, fibrous, or sugary foods and are either herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores. Certain species, however, go outside the norm. Termites fall way outside the norm. These creatures live on a diet of cellulose, a material commonly found inside wood and wood-adjacent items. This means they like to eat boards, beams, and other structural things found inside local homes and businesses. If you have never taken the time to consider why these insects are such a huge problem locally, take a moment today to read this article. Here is everything you need to know about termite pest control in Southlake and what methods work best to protect your property against these pests. Call Adams Exterminating Company for information about our advanced services or to make an appointment for your property. We will share with you more about termite control and find an offering that will best identify, prevent, and eliminate these local bugs. 

You're Not Likely To See A Termite: How To Identify Signs Of Activity

Knowing you have a problem is half of the battle to solving said problem. This is especially true with termites. If you did not know, these pests are one of, if not the most difficult creatures to identify here in Southlake. Chances are, you have never actually seen one of these bugs. That being true, you cannot walk 100 feet in the forest without coming close to these destructive little insects. Why is this the case? Well, termites cannot survive above ground like most other insects. They require constant moisture and protection from the elements to survive. 

Subterranean termites, the most common kinds of termites in Southlake, build their nests underground. They use intricate tunnels underground to gain access to tasty cellulose nearby. Often they will tunnel up into logs and stumps to consume wood from the inside out. If you have ever seen a tree that is mostly decayed and falling apart into sawdust, it is likely that termites were the cause. Keeping all of this in mind, if there are termites inside your home or business, it is likely that they are completely hidden. The only way to reliably spot these pests is by looking for the signs they leave behind. Here is how to find common signs of termites around and inside your home or business.

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From Bad To Worse: How Termite Damage Can Escalate Quickly

A termite infestation is never good. Just because these pests are inside your home or business, however, doesn’t mean that it will fall apart in a week. It takes several months for any sort of damage to become noticeable and years for problems to become severe. Keeping this in mind, termites often go unnoticed for long periods due to the way these pests consume wood. In addition to this, if a colony becomes mature on your property, it might split through budding or swarming. Budding is a process where new nests are created at the end of underground tunnels. Swarming occurs when nests create winged termites and send them out to create new colonies nearby. Something to consider with this is that these pests do not mind sharing their food. Multiple colonies can surround a property and consume it from all angles. This drastically affects the speed at which damage can occur. 

When termites first infest a home or business, they do so close to the ground. For the first several months, they only consume foundational wood found in crawlspaces or basement walls/ceilings. Subterranean termites look for sections of homes and businesses that are water-damaged, rotting, or in decay when looking to invade. They then spread moisture while tunneling indoors which allows them to make new sections of wood edible slowly. This spread of moisture can lead to swelling and noticeable problems in the form of bubbling wallpaper, peeling paint, tight-fitting doors and windows, and visible spots of moisture damage. In order to help you stop these pests before they cause severe damage to your property, let’s talk prevention and professional termite control in Southlake. 

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  • 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.
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    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.

Protecting Your Property: Effective Termite Prevention Methods

Stopping termites early is the key to avoiding long-term damage. Before you utilize any sort of prevention, check your home or business property thoroughly to make sure there are no clear signs of these pests. You can also bring in our team for a thorough inspection. Once you have done this, consider using some of these simple yet effective preventative measures.

  • Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home or business building’s exterior foundation. Do this using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  • Remove piles of debris like sticks, leaves, and logs from your yard. 
  • Remove fallen trees and dead stumps from your property.
  • Store firewood and untreated lumber at least 30 feet away from your home or business building’s exterior. 
  • Repair damage to leaky piping and fixtures inside and around your home or business.
  • Eliminate areas of water build-up on your property.
  • Use a dehumidifier indoors to keep moisture levels down.
  • Repair sections of your home or business that are water-damaged, rotting, or in decay.
  • Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition and that all exterior doors and windows are properly sealed.

If termites are already inside your home or business, these tips and tricks will do little to nothing to stop them from causing more damage. To get rid of termites fast, talk with our team about our advanced control options. Adams Exterminating Company is a local and dedicated provider that services homes and businesses and helps locals avoid and deal with pests like termites. Talk with us today if you have questions about our services or keep reading to learn more about how we handle these terrible little bugs.

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    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.

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Professional Termite Control: Long-Term Termite Control And Protection

Termite damage affects approximately 600,000 homes in the United States each year. If you are not taking the needed precautions today, these pests might eventually cost you a lot of money. What we have found in our years in the industry is that prevention is always cheaper than reacting after termites have caused extensive damage. If these pests are not currently eating away at your equity, call in our team and invest in long-term termite prevention treatments. We use  Sentricon® with Always Active™ to handle these invasive and destructive bugs. The best thing about  Sentricon® with Always Active™ is that it does not just prevent these pests. These bait stations can easily eliminate existing infestations on your property. All you need to do is have the system installed and your problems will go and stay away. If this isn’t enough to get you on board, consider this. Adams Exterminating Company has been in business since 1947. We are a locally run company that works hard to stand out above our competition. Let us show you how much we care about your pest freedom.

Contact our team at Adams Exterminating Company now to find out just how great it feels to have protection against termites in Southlake.

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