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Blogs from March, 2016


Contacting Bug Commander for termite pest control Frisco TX is the smartest thing you can do for your North Texas home.  Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year and only a professional pest control company has the right chemicals and training to give your house the protection it needs from these tiny, hungry marauders.  Even though you’ll get the highest-quality termite treatment from us, you are always the first line of defense when it comes to termites.  Here are some important things you need to know about your biggest pest threat:

1 – Termite Pest Control Frisco TX:  Termites Are Active All Year Round

Although their presence is most obvious in the spring when they swarm, termites never stop eating.  They just go deeper into the ground when the weather gets cooler. If they’ve already found a comfortable place to hide inside your walls, they will stay there regardless of the weather outside.  During the winter, you may not see the termites themselves, but you can still find evidence of them: mud tubes on your foundation and damaged wood.

2 – Preventive Pest Control Frisco TX:  A Swarm Of Termites Around Your Home Indicates A Serious Termite Problem

Swarming termites are reproductive termites and they come out each year, usually in the spring, to start new colonies.  The colony that produces the swarmers must be fairly mature before reproductives leave.  If you have swarming termites, this means you probably already have a mature termite colony inside your home.

3 – Pest Management Frisco TX:  Even If You Don’t See Termites, You Should Still Have A Prevention Plan

Simply stated, termites are everywhere.  At least, they are everywhere in Texas, so you should assume that at some point, you will have a termite infestation.  The first step in prevention is calling us at Bug Commander because we know how to spot subtle, termite evidence that you may not have noticed.  And even if we don’t spot their structural damage, shed wings or mud tubes, we will recommend a proactive treatment plan that will keep these pests out of your home.

4 – Preventative Pest Control Frisco TX:  There Are Things You Can Do To Help Keep Termites Out Of Your House

Keep your gutters clear and use downspouts to direct water away from your home.  Make sure all water leaks in and around your home are repaired.  Don’t pile mulch up against your foundation or allow dirt to accumulate against the foundation.  Remove all wood debris, including tree stumps that are near your home.  Never store firewood next to your house or under your crawl space.  Never build decks or porches so that their wood touches your home directly – always use metal flashing between the structures.

5 – Termite Pest Control Frisco TX:  Home Treatments Never Work

Unless you are treating a small structure, like a shed, home treatments don’t work.  No matter what the product you purchased at the local hardware store promises, your infestation is always larger than you realize.  And though you may treat and kill termites you see in various places in your drywall or on a piece of wooden structure, you can be sure that the tunnel that led them to the place is fairly far away and branches out in other directions.  So, you will only be treating a symptom, not the whole problem.

Termite infestations require professional termite pest control Frisco TX.  At Bug Commander, we have the trained technicians and the right chemicals to rid you of your termite problem.  Contact us by phone at (214) 307-1933.