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Why Is It So Hard To Deal With Termites In Aubrey?

The primary issue with termite control is that it isn't straightforward. You can't just buy a product, stick it in the ground, and call it a day. It is also a bad idea to take advice from someone on the internet who claims they have a home remedy that stops termites in their tracks. While well-intentioned, those internet personalities are not licensed and certified termite control professionals. Not only do their methods lack scientific backing for efficacy, but they may also still have termites and not know it. Today, we're going to give you sound advice that is backed by science. We'll explain why it is hard to detect termites and what signs to look for even if you can't see active termites on your property. We'll look at the challenges of trying to get rid of termites in Aubrey and what makes our termites sneakier than other kinds of termites. We will conclude with actionable advice on what to do if you find termites or termite warning signs. If you have a termite infestation and want to skip to the part where you don't have a termite infestation anymore, consider navigating to our contact page. Adams Exterminating Company offers an award-winning termite control solution. We'd love to tell you about it. Connect with us for effective termite pest control in Aubrey.

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Signs Of Termites To Be On The Watch For Around Your Home

There are ways to tell that you have a subterranean termite infestation. Some are better than others. Let's walk down through these warning signs in order of best to worst.

  • One little swarmer. When you see one swarmer, it's bad, but it isn't really bad. It could indicate the beginning of an infestation. The downside is that termite swarmers don't travel far from the nest they hatched in, and worker termites tunnel as far as the length of a football field to find food. But finding one termite swarmer is far better than finding a group, and since termite swarmers crawl around in the light, you may see a swarmer during the day, out in the open. Both are good.
  • Swarmer wings. When you find a tiny white wing in a spider web, check to see if it is shaped like a stretched teardrop. If so, it is a swarmer wing. When swarmers shed their wings, the wind can scatter them. Spider webs act like sticky traps and can capture the wings.
  • A handful of workers. If you pick up dead branches in your yard and find workers clinging to the bottom, that is not a good sign. But it isn't the worst of signs. Those workers could be far from their nest and they may not have started damaging your home yet.
  • Shelter tubes. Termite workers create above-ground tunnels out of soil and mud. These are often called mud tubes. The structures they create protect them from the dry air and keep them hidden from the light. You may see these on your home in sheltered areas where there is no direct light. When you see a shelter tube, you know that at some point, termite workers were feeding on your home. Break a piece off and check back in a day or two. If that piece is repaired, you have active termites in your home.
  • Termite noises. You might hear termites if you have an infestation. The sound you hear is soldier termites hitting their heads on tunnel walls. They do this in response to a threat, such as an ant invasion. This clicking or rustling sound is often subtle and you may only hear it when there is a large population of worker termites in your walls. There aren't nearly as many soldiers in a termite colony as there are workers.
  • Termite damage. Most of the damage subterranean termites do is on the inside of wood. The damage you'll likely detect are sinking floors and bulging walls. If you are fortunate, you might see damage to wood in moist areas around your home. In both cases, seeing termite damage isn't a great way to detect termites because the damage is already done.

It isn't easy to detect termites, but it is possible if you know what to look for and where to look. Let's take a quick look at what you need to know about DIY termite control.   

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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.
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    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.
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    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.

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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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