Do You Have Termites in Your Houston Area Home?
How do you know you have termites? In this video, BUGCO Pest Control Specialist Darrell Mather describes how you might know you have termites and then he talks about how BUGCO inspects your home to find termite infestations and give you an estimate for treatment and elimination of your termites. Call BUGCO at 281-240-2157 today!
Summary of How Do You Know You Have Termites Video
– So, my name is Darrell with BUGCO Pest Control and today we’re going to be talking about termites. One of the common questions we have here is how do I know I have termites?
So, when our specialist goes out to a residence or business, we’re trying to identify the type of termite and so the evidence may be a little bit different from type to type. We have Formosans, Subterraneans, and Drywood Termites that are very common in our area and when the specialist goes out, they’re going to be looking for evidence such as something called mud tubes or kick tubes and also wood rot and other factors known as conducive conditions, things that are going to make it easier for the termites to live and breed where we’re living.
Particularly at the beginning of spring, the beginning of summer, as well, you’re going to see what are called swarmers. They are confused with ants a lot because ants will swarm too. You’ll see them flying up from the mounds, maybe congregating near your porch or in your backyard.
Termites do something very similar, so oftentimes ants and termites are confused for one another so that’s something that we’re going to have to do when we’re out is we’re going to have to diagnose and identify, so that we know the appropriate treatment method. Obviously, ants and termites are going to be treated a little bit differently. Different types of termites are treated differently.
You’re not going to treat a Drywood Termite like you would a Subterranean Termite, so diagnoses is extremely important when our technicians are on location or on site. Depending on the type of termite, as well as the scope of work involved, the technician can give you a proposal based on the findings. There’s no standard treatment method or price, it’s all dependent on what’s found on site.
Call 281-240-2157 for a Termite Inspection Today!
Our experienced, customer-focused termite technicians will provide you with a thorough inspection for termites and a plan for eliminating any that are found. We can also treat your home to prevent infestations and we do all of our work at a very reasonable price. Plus we offer discounts to deserving groups like military members, veterans, police officers, first responders and other groups. Call us at 281-240-2157 today!
BUGCO uses the most advanced and effective treatment for termite infestation available — the termiticide Termidor (Termidor Brochure).
We can also use the Trelona® ATBS® Advance® Termite Bait System to kill any termite colonies moving close to your home. Termite baiting stations are installed around your home, often in landscape beds adjacent to your home. The bait stations are placed approximately 10 to 20 feet apart. Once in place, the Trelona® Bait System works through the year to protect your home. BUGCO returns to your home once a year to inspect the stations and provide service. (Please check the Trelona Termite Bait System brochure for more information — New Homeowner 2018).
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