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Termites In North Texas Can Be Hard To Tackle Alone

After graduating from high school, trade school, or college, the realities of life hit full force. As we step out of the educational institutions, we dream of earning a decent income, securing reliable transportation, and purchasing a home using our newly acquired knowledge and skills. 

Of those three goals, the most difficult to achieve is homeownership. Buying a house requires a significant down payment, wading through piles of paperwork, and making strategic decisions. When we sign the final paper and the realtor hands us the keys to our new home, it is an incredible feeling of accomplishment. 

We work long hours on our newly-acquired house by painting rooms, landscaping, and making necessary repairs. We understand that making the house our home requires effort and some sacrifice, so we pay the money and do the work. In the excitement of preparing the house, most homeowners overlook what is happening underneath their feet. While the rooms may have a new coat of paint and the floors have new carpeting, termites may be eating the underlying structural supports. Failure to inspect the house and make provisions to prevent termites will ultimately cost a homeowner.

To protect your hard-earned investment against termites, secure the North Texas pest control team from Adams Exterminating Company. Since 1947 we have removed termites from homes earning a reputation for quality and effective service. Because we want to help protect your investment against termites, here are answers to common questions regarding this insidious pest. 

How Do I Know If My Home Has Termites?

Subterranean termites are the prominent and most destructive species infesting our North Texas homes. These creatures are in the Insecta class, and animals in this class of anthropods have six jointed legs, a pair of antennae, a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), compound eyes, and an exoskeleton. Reproductive termites (alates or swarmers) have wings, but workers and soldiers do not. 

Termites work in the wood, but in the spring season, the reproductive termites fly out of the colony to form new nests. In addition to flying termites, there are flying ants that also leave nests to begin new colonies. When people see these flying creatures under lights, around the windows, or inside spider webs, most assume they have ants, but they may have termites. So how do you tell the difference? 

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How Much Damage Can Termites Do To My Property?

Termites annually cost homeowners and businesses $5 billion in repair and replacement damage. An average of $3,000 in repair costs are likely when a homeowner notices evidence of termite damage. Of the various termite species, subterranean termites are the most destructive. The main reason this species wreaks havoc is the size of its colonies. 

When a king and queen termite finds a location and establishes a nest, the queen begins laying eggs. During the first few years, she delivers a few hundred eggs annually, but as the queen matures and grows, she produces 5,000 to 10,000 eggs yearly. A king and queen have no other function than reproduction; they may live up to 25 years while creating thousands of termites each year. 

A mature subterranean termite colony has 60,000 to one million workers and soldiers. A mature colony of workers can consume five grams of wood daily as tens of thousands of termites eat wood using their sawtooth-like hard mandibles. In Texas, we have the typical subterranean termites and Formosan subterranean termites. 

Often called "super termites," this aggressive species constructs colonies with an average size of 350,000 to millions of workers. Whereas the typical subterranean termite colony of 60,000 consumes five grams of wood daily, an average Formosan termite colony of 350,000 eats 31 grams or over one ounce of wood daily. A mature Formosan colony can eat one foot of a 2x4 wood in 25 days. 

Protect your hard-earned investment against termites by allowing Adams Exterminating Company, the termite specialist for your North Texas property, to protect your home against a termite infestation. 

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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.

Factors That Attract Termites To Your Home

Usually, before subterranean termites invade a house, they infest moist wood on the property. As we discussed, damp wood with fungus attracts this termite species. Once the termites find this wood type, they establish a colony and, about four years later, dispatch winged reproducing termites that begin to nest in nearby houses. To prevent termites from settling on your property and invading your North Texas home, we recommend the following: 

  • Remove wood scraps, dead trees, and wood piles from the property.
  • Elevate firewood and move 20 feet away from the house. 
  • Provide drainage to ditches and low-lying areas, especially where wood fence posts and landscaping contacts the soil. 
  • Prune shrubs away from the home to allow airflow and maximum sunlight. 
  • Repair leaking pipes and drains to avoid water-damaged wood.
  • Repair or replace rotten wood fencing, posts, or landscaping timbers. 
  • Install a dehumidifier in the crawlspace or additional vents to allow airflow and keep wood dry.
  • Clean out gutters and ensure they drain away from the foundation to prevent seepage into the crawlspace.

Removing damp wood and promoting a dry property and house will prevent future subterranean termite damage on your North Texas property after Adams Exterminating Company has eliminated a current infestation. 

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  • 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 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 pest control to businesses?
    Yes, we offer both residential and commercial pest control. We will work with the needs of your business to ensure that pests are not a problem. Furthermore, we understand the State of Texas’s Health and Safety Codes when it comes to pesticide use and pest control.

Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of Termites In Your Home

After 70 years of pest and termite control, Adams Exterminating continues to receive five-star reviews and customer referrals because we provide award-winning customer service to over 10,000 homes and businesses. When you schedule an inspection, one of our highly-trained technicians will investigate the structure of the house and the soil around your North Texas home for signs of termites. 

If we find termite evidence, we will create a strategic plan to determine the most effective locations to install a Sentricon® with Always Active™ baiting system around the house. These secured baiting stations attract termites; the insects feed on the bait and carry the product back to the nest, eventually destroying the queen and the entire colony. In addition to installing the baiting system, we will treat the area of activity. 

Adams Exterminating Company is the termite expert near you with trained entomologists and service technicians that know the best practices for removing termites from houses. Contact us today to learn more and get a free estimate. 

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