Frisco lies only 25 miles north of Dallas, and it has a reputation for being "all fun and games." If you are a sports fanatic, then Frisco is your sports destination. You can catch a little soccer at the Toyota Stadium, watch the RoughRiders hit home runs, or tour the Dallas Cowboys headquarters before heading to their practice stadium at The Star. While you're having fun at sporting venues, local termites might be perfecting their "sport" of wood demolition right under your nose. Without expert Frisco pest control services, termites' fun and games may cost you dearly.
Do Termites Fly?
The most common termite species in Frisco is the Eastern subterranean termite. These termites have a social caste system within their colony that dictates each termite's job. Once a termite colony matures and thrives, it sends out reproductive termites called alates (swarmers), the winged termites that fly. When they leave their home colony, their job is to find a mate and establish a suitable location for a new settlement. Once alates have mated, they will move toward the ground, shed their wings, and begin building a new colony.
Termite Warning Signs That Are Easy To Point Out
Realizing you have an active termite infestation in Frisco is difficult because they silently go about their business of consuming wood products. Unless property owners keep vigilant, substantial damage has probably occurred when signs become noticeable. Some clear signs may alert property owners to termite problems early with regular inspections.
Easy to point out termite warning signs include the following:
- Mud tubes extending from the soil to your structure
- Abandoned alate wings on windowsills and around doors
- Discovering soil packed into cracks and crevices
- Hollow sounds behind tapped wood
- Sagging floors, dark and blistered wood, and peeling paint
- Termite fecal droppings (resembles sawdust)
When property owners notice possible signs of termite activity, they should call in the professionals immediately. Termite infestations are difficult to eradicate; therefore, using a pest company such as DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, ensures that professional strength termite treatments will solve your termite headaches.
Did You Know That Termite Damage Is Avoidable?
Avoiding termite damage comes down to preventative maintenance. Installing preventative deterrents around your property will go a long way toward stopping termites from invading your structure in Frisco.
Six deterrents that will help property owners avoid termites include the following:
- Have sufficient ventilation between plants and outside walls, in basements and crawlspaces.
- Replace/remove any wood or insulation in and around the property that comes in contact with the soil.
- Remove/thin out any thick vegetation close to your siding and foundation or where it obstructs ventilation.
- Use mulch sparingly close to buildings.
- Ensure drains and gutters work correctly, directing water away from your structure.
- Remove low-lying areas in landscaping where water accumulates.
While termites are beneficial to the ecosystem when confined outdoors, they become a destructive force within structures. If prevention measures fail and property owners begin to see evidence of termites, it is wise to call in the professionals at DANCAN The Pest Control Expert for termite removal.
Why Termite Control Is Worth Every Penny
Most property owners don't have the time to inspect and install proper prevention measures around their property. With help from DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, property owners can rest easy knowing that we are protecting their property. We understand how termites operate and have the appropriate training and equipment to remedy any of your termite concerns. With one of the most costly insects freely roaming around Frisco, why not call DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, for an inspection and consultation and to learn more about our residential pest control services in Frisco.