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Where Termite Damage Occurs Most Often In Lewisville Homes

Termites are a serious problem in our North Texas service area. They say everything is bigger in Texas—well, when it comes to the amount of damage termites can do, that is definitely a true statement, especially for the eastern side of Texas from San Antonio all the way up to Dallas. Today, we're going to talk about some of the locations on your Lewisville home that will be the first targets of subterranean termites and what damage you might see.

Exterior Structures

Termites are more likely to attack exterior structures that have untreated, unpainted or unstained wood such as a fence, garden border, shed, or deck. If any of these are attached to your home, they can allow termites a pathway to get in. Look for damage near the ground, where wood touches the soil. This is the most likely place you'll see termite damage. It will look like trenches stacked vertically or horizontally and running along the grain. When termites attack higher spots on an external structure, they often create shelter tubes. These will often look like muddy veins attached to the wood.

The Sole Plate

If you're not familiar with a sole plate, it is the horizontal wood members that are attached to your foundation. These members are the anchor point for the vertical studs in your walls. If water finds a way into your walls, it can work its way down to the sole plate and cause wood rot. When this occurs, it creates a perfect "soft target" for subterranean termites.

Detecting sole plate damage is difficult on the outside of your home but you may be able to see it inside your basement. This damage will look the same as the damage described above. If no visible damage can be seen, you may be able to detect damage by tapping on the wood to see if it sounds hollow.

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Detecting Subterranean Termites

It can be extremely difficult to see termite damage or shelter tubes. Subterranean termite workers have an aversion to light and will do damage mostly on the inside of wood and build shelter tubes mostly in dark, hidden locations. Finding signs of termites requires experience and training. Even a seasoned professional can miss the signs. That is why many pest professionals love the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. As this termite control solution works to eliminate termite workers and their colonies, it also makes detection a breeze. When termite workers take the bait inside the Sentricon® stations—and they will—your termite control professional will find dead workers and soldiers in the bait stations. When they do, they'll let you know about it. And you're going to be happy you made the choice to put this protection in place.

More Information

If you'd like to learn more about the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System or how Adams Exterminating Company uses this powerful termite control system to protect homes and businesses in Lewisville and North Texas, contact us today for more information. At Adams Exterminating, we don't just exterminate pests, we keep them from getting into your home in the first place!

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