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Blogs from January, 2015

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Because your home is your biggest investment, it’s important to protect it from everything that can damage it.  And though most of us pay attention to the condition of the external structure of our homes to make sure it’s in good shape, we often neglect those little bugs that can be slowly, quietly destroying our homes from the inside – termites.  When you call a company that specializes in termite pest control in Frisco TX, they’ll tell you that the majority of homes and buildings in Texas already have or will have a termite problem.  That’s why it’s vital for you to know as much as you can about these voracious invaders.

There are things you can do to keep termites at bay.

Although termite invasions are almost an inevitability, there are some things you can do to mitigate or delay any problems you might have.  Since termites require moisture, you should keep any excess moisture away from your home by checking for external and internal plumbing leaks.  You should also make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clear so that they can direct rainwater away from your home.  Because termites eat anything cellulose-based, keep wood and debris away from your structure.  Make sure firewood is stored at least 20 feet away from the building and keep shrubs trimmed so that they don’t touch the house.

Termites leave obvious signs of their activity.

Call your expert in termite pest control in Frisco TX and ask for a termite inspection.  Even if the inspector doesn’t find evidence of an infestation, he can tell you what to look for yourself.  Termites make mud tubes that run up the side of your foundation.  The mud tubes protect them as they move from the ground into your home.  If you see hollows in sheetrock or notice damage to window sills and door jams, you likely have a termite infestation.  When termites swarm, you’ll find the dead, winged swarmers around your home in areas where there is water or damp wood.

Termites are active all year round.

Although termites normally swarm in the spring and are most active in the warmer months, they continue to consume your structure all year round.  Termites, like many other insects, will spend the cold, winter months inside your home and, as long as they have moisture and food, they won’t have to venture outside.

Once you have an infestation, you’ll need professional help getting rid of termites.

If you have a termite problem, it’s beyond the help of any product you might buy at your local hardware store. Although you can kill termites that you see, you can be sure that they are just the tip of the iceberg.  Only a trained specialist in termite pest control in Frisco TX has the expertise and the right chemicals to safely but effectively eliminate your termite problem.

For termite pest control in Frisco TX, the only company to call is Bug Commander Pest Control at (214) 307-1933. Visit our website to learn more about termites and our termite treatment programs.