What Types of Termites does Houston have?

Termites cause more damage than any other pest each and every year costing American home owners millions in repairs. Houston is home to a variety of termite species. Termites will destroy the structural integrity of a home and erase any equity that the home has built up. Termites can destroy homes one bite at a time, especially when they are large in their numbers, working together will bring severe damage to your home. The two most common types of termites in Houston are the Formosan subterranean termite and the Eastern subterranean termite.

Formosan Termite

The Formosan subterranean termite is very aggressive and destroys Houston homes year after year. These termites will build nests underground to gain access into your home; they also have the ability to build above ground, finding any way they can into your home to begin eating the wood of your home away to nothing. Formosan subterranean termites can also build nests within the walls of your home, making an infestation very likely. Eliminating these termites from your home will require the assistance of a professional pest control expert. Taking on termites by yourself will only leave you feeling frustrated and defeated.

Eastern Subterranean Termite

The Eastern subterranean termite is also found in Houston and causes a severe amount of damage to homes. The spring time is the most popular season for these termites to swarm, and this is when home owners recognize that they may have a termite problem. Some common signs of an Eastern Subterranean Termite infestation include large swarms of flying black bugs inside of your home or discarded wings found around your window seals. The Eastern subterranean termite has the ability to nest underground for years and then all of a sudden they will emerge as a swarm. These termites cause significant damage to homes that includes gnawed out wood beams and saw dust like material all around the insides of a home.

Termite Control and Treatment

Termites can be difficult to remove from your home and even more difficult to even identify that there may be a serious problem. Often times home owners do not even realize they have a termite infestation on their hands until a great amount of damage has already been done. If you suspect that termites may be in your home, contact Preventive Pest Control to schedule a professional termite inspection and get the best termite pest control service available. Preventive Pest Control will eliminate all termites from your home and protect the structural integrity of your house so you can have peace of mind that your home is properly guarded against termites.


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