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What to do if you think your frisco home has termites

Have you jumped into a project and at some point thought, "Something is not right."? Perhaps you have received a phone call where the caller claimed that your bank account was compromised, but as the call proceeded, you grew increasingly suspicious and hung up the call. Over the years, you've probably learned that it is wise to trust your instincts. 

If you suspect termites are eating the wood in your home, it is wise to investigate by securing a termite inspection in Frisco from Adams Exterminating. Our fourth-generation family-owned company has removed termites from homes since 1947. We have a team of entomologists, certified service technicians, and highly-trained office staff. The proof of our commitment to excellence is in our A+BBB rating and average of 5.0 stars from 1287 Google reviews. Over 10,000 homeowners and businesses trust us with their pest control needs.

We know that having a hunch, gut instinct, or suspicion about termites in your house does not mean they are there, so in this article, we give you the information you need to confirm or reject your concern. Please keep reading to learn about termites, the problems they cause, and how to end a current infestation.

How To Identify Signs Of Termite Activity

It is easy to determine when spiders, ants, or cockroaches are inside your home because you see them when you flip on the light or walk into the kitchen in the morning. However, termites do not crawl across the floor, up walls, or build webs in doorway corners. The termites that affect most homes in Frisco live in the soil under the house, and most people do not notice them until it is too late.

Although termites operate out of sight, you can find early signs of termites if you know where to search and what to look for. These are indicators that termites are inside your Frisco home:

  • Mud tubes
  • Hollow-sounding, discolored, or crumbling wood
  • Blistering wallpaper or drywall
  • Warping window or door frames
  • Live termites
  • Swarmers
  • Discarded wings
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The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Create In Your Home

Subterranean and Formosan termites are the worst types of termites to invade homes. Subterranean termites create large colonies of 60,000 to two million worker termites that feed on the wood inside a house. These termites have razor-sharp mandibles to shave off the wood they consume for food and to take back to the nest to feed the queen, king, soldiers, and offspring. The result of tens of thousands of worker termites consuming wood is about five grams daily or 2.3 feet of a 2x4 annually.

Formosan termites are a newcomer to the continental United States. Although they first appeared in Hawaii in 1905, they didn't arrive on the mainland until 1956. Formosan termites are also known as "super termites" because they are the most aggressive species and create colonies of 350,000 to millions. Due to their ferocity, Formosan termites consume about 31 grams of wood daily, equivalent to one foot of a 2x4 every 25 days.

The insurance industry estimates that termites cause $5 billion dollars of damage in the United States annually. Sadly, when most homeowners notice termite damage, repair bills are several thousand dollars because they usually involve a certified contractor since they often affect support beams, trusses, and other structural items that require special equipment and expertise to repair.

Adams Exterminating protects your home from subterranean termite damage on your Frisco property.

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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.

Contact Us At The First Sign Of Termites In Your Home

We will dispatch a trained, certified technician to inspect your property when you contact us at Adams Exterminating. Our experienced technicians know the signs of a termite infestation and damage. We will investigate your home to discover the attractants, hot spots, and termite species infesting your house.

If we determine that your suspicion is correct and termites are inside your Frisco house, we will create a strategic plan to incorporate the Sentricon® with Always Active™ system. This system uses locked, in-ground bait stations that attract worker termites as they travel in the dirt.

Studies have shown that worker termites prefer the bait in the stations over wood. The termites consume the termiticide-laced bait and take it back to the colony, where they regurgitate it to feed the members. The product prohibits offspring from molting, leading to death by suffocation. The bait also destroys the adults, including the king and queen. The Sentricon® with Always Active™ system eliminates a current infestation and protects your home from future termite problems. 

Contact Adams Exterminating to learn about our home pest control services and how you can save with our pest and termite control bundles. Call us and get your free no-obligation estimate today.

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 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.
  • I have a baby/toddler… is it safe to have treatment?
    While the products we use are toxic to insects, they pose almost no serious risk to people when used properly. However, it is always advisable to be careful when using chemicals around small children, including pesticides. If you have a small child, we recommend staying away from the treatment area while the service is being performed and then wait until the product has dried.
  • What are the steps to take prior to receiving flea treatment?
    Please review our flea treatment information sheet found here.
  • 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.

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