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How Can I Tell If My Waco Home Has Termites And What Can I Do About It?

October 10, 2023

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Termites, termites, termites. What do you know about termites? If you have owned a home for long enough, you might have heard about these small and destructive insects. Unfortunately, knowing about these pests is not enough to keep them away from your home.

Here are some things you should know about the termites in Waco and some methods to keep them off your property. Call our team at EnviroGuard if you would like to know more about professional termite removal in Waco. Our team will talk with you about our advanced offerings and help you make an informed decision on what would be best for your home and property.

What Are The Signs Of Termites?

A termite will never just crawl into your home. This little insect prefers to live underground or inside structures of wood. The only time termites come out into the open is during swarming season. Even then, termite swarmers can only survive for just under an hour above the ground before they dry out.

If you want to identify these pests inside your home, look for the signs they leave behind. Common signs of termites in Waco are mud tubes, hollow-sounding wood, live swarmers, pin-sized holes in structural wood, overly squeaky floorboards, and tight-fitting doors and windows. For additional help spotting these or other bugs inside your home, talk with our team about our inspection services. 

How Much Damage Can Termites Cause In My Home?

It is hard to know just how fast termites can destroy a home. Some factors affect the rate at which these pests cause damage. These factors include the number of active termite colonies around your home, how many members they hold, and how many sections of your home offer edible wood. The most common types of termites consume water-damaged, rotting, or decaying wood. If you live in an older home, you are more likely to deal with these wood-destroying pests.

Keeping all of this in mind, a fully mature colony can only destroy a 2x4 worth of wood every six months. These pests become more and more destructive the longer you ignore problems inside and around your home. 

Why Do I Have Termites In My Home?

There are tons of reasons why different kinds of termites might invade your home and property. These pests are primarily motivated by food. Oftentimes, infestations start around properties. Things like leaf piles, sticks, wet cardboard, and organic clutter can provide great nutrients for newly forming colonies. As nests grow, these pests will look for more food inside your home and outbuildings. This is typically how infestations start.

Termite swarmers are another common reason for infestation. If your neighbors are dealing with these pests, it is only a matter of time before active colonies produce flying members and look to establish new homes nearby, potentially inside your home. Our goal is to help you avoid these year-round.

How Do I Get Rid Of Termites In My Home?

Investing in professional termite control in Waco has never been easier. All you have to do is start a conversation with one of our friendly team members. We will:

  • Inspect your property for an existing infestation.

  • Inform you of what we find.

  • Design a strategy based on your home’s needs.

  • Utilize advanced treatments to remove active termite threats.

The good news is that we create our treatments to prevent and control these nasty little bugs. This will provide you freedom from future infestations.

Call our team at EnviroGuard now to find out more about our advanced services and make an appointment for your Waco home and property to give termites the boot.

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