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Blogs from October, 2014

Cartoon Termite
After a long, hot, Texas summer of bugs, spiders and other assorted pests, most of us look forward to the cool breezes that signal the beginning of the end of our pest problems.  Or do they?  Your pest exterminator in Frisco, TX will tell you that cold or freezing weather outside may mean you’re less likely to get buzzed by flies and mosquitoes on the porch, but it also means that all those pests who’d like to survive the winter – cockroaches, spiders, rodents, termites – are snuggling up in your warm house with you.  Warmth isn’t the only thing your house provides; it’s also a reliable source of moisture and food and for termites, that food is the wooden structure of your home.
If you had a pre-existing termite problem, wintertime won’t make it better.  If you’ve never had termites, they’ll make a beeline for your home when the weather turns cold and there is almost nothing you can do to keep them out without the help of a professional pest exterminator in Frisco, TX.  The only thing you can do to keep your home from looking inviting to termites is to keep wood debris, including firewood, from around the foundation of your home.   For termites, damp wood is irresistible.  If you stack firewood next to your house so that you won’t have to go far to get it when it’s cold, you’re laying out a tantalizing hors d’oeuvres for migrating termites that will lead them right into their main course, your home.
Continued vigilance in winter is important.  If you make inspections of the base of your home looking for termite signs like mud tubes on the foundation the rest of the year, keep doing it in the winter.   Inside of your home, look for tiny holes and soft spots in your sheetrock and periodically tap the wood in window and door frames to check for a hollow sound.  These could be indications that termites have entered your home and are eating wood, sheetrock and anything else cellulose-based.  If you spot them soon enough, then you may be able to keep termites from becoming a huge problem.

The very best thing you can do to protect your home is to call Bug Commander Pest Control, the best pest exterminator in Frisco, TX, at (214) 307-1933.  Bug Commander can inspect your home for signs of a termite invasion and, if they find one, they can eliminate the problem with a termite treatment program that includes Termidor HE, a state-of-the-art termiticide that can completely eliminate the termite colony and a revolutionary baiting system called Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System.  Visit us online to learn more.