What Every Dallas Homeowner Should Know About Subterranean Termites

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If you have never done research about termites, you might not know that there are many species that live around the globe or that the most common species of termites in Dallas cost American homeowners billions of dollars each year! These termites are called subterranean termites. The following is what you should know about these wood-destroying pests and how to protect your Dallas home from them. For less reading and quick solutions, call Dynasty Pest Control. Our team of licensed and highly trained technicians will provide some simple options to keep different kinds of termites out of your property and will show you what pest control in Dallas is supposed to look like! 

Subterranean Termites: Assessing Their Feeding Habits

Subterranean termites are among the most destructive insects on the planet. These voracious little pests will eat any wood that is water damaged, rotting, or in decay. Infestations often start outside of the home, where these pests find fallen trees, wet sticks, cardboard, newspaper, and other tasty treats to snack on. They then tunnel up to the structural wood of your outbuildings and/or home. If they find damaged sections that are softened by exterior conditions, they will invade further. One thing you should know is that termites never sleep. They are able to gather and consume wood constantly 24/7, and they do so silently. The best way to know if your home has an active infestation is to schedule it for an annual WDI (wood destroying insect) inspection. This is a great way to spot infestations early.

Do Termites Eat Particle Board?

One of a termite's favorite meals is particle board. Unlike hardwood, which has many sections these pests cannot chew through, particle board is malleable enough for termites to consume in its entirety. This building material also swells drastically when introduced to water. Termites love this. They thrive in moist conditions and will even spread moisture to protect their bodies while tunneling through structures of wood.

How To Get Rid Of Subterranean Termites Without Tenting

A common misconception about termites is that the only way to fully eliminate an infestation is with tenting and fumigation. Although tenting is an extremely effective method to eliminate these pests, it is not the only solution. Other options we offer include liquid bait treatments around your home's exterior and bait stations. Both of these methods work by offering termites a tasty, slow-acting poison that they bring back to their colony. The queen and her members then consume this bait, and the colony dies off. The poison destroys the functionality of the colony from the inside out. In our experience, bait takes roughly three months to provide 100% control. In the case of small to moderate infestations, most homeowners are happy with this time frame. Find out more about our services by contacting our team today.

Total Termite Control Made Easy In Dallas

The secret to how to eliminate termites is finding a professional that has your best interest in mind. At Dynasty Pest Control, we value the condition of properties in Dallas. We want to help you keep your home beautiful and in one piece. If you suspect you have termites in your home or you want to prevent a termite infestation, get our team involved. We will perform a thorough inspection of your property, identify existing threats, and offer some solutions for the problem at hand.

Call now to discover more about termite treatments near you and find out how our team takes care of these pests inside Dallas homes.